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San Diego State University's Women's Studies Department celebrates 50 years

San Diego State University's Women's Studies Department celebrates 50 years

In 1970, the first Women’s Studies program in the nation was founded at San Diego State University. In honor of the department's 50th anniversary, the community is invited to a virtual celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1 pm.

In 1969, students from SDSU's Women's Liberation Group, in cooperation with faculty and community members, formed an Ad Hoc Committee for Women's Studies. They collected signatures from over 600 students in support of establishing a Women's Studies Program at SDSU which the university started in of Spring 1970. By the Fall of 1970, SDSU had formally established the first Women's Studies program in the United States which offered 11 courses. Read the full history here

The anniversary event will celebrate the department's 50 years of teaching, scholarship, and activism. Through presentations and performances by past and present Women’s Studies students and faculty, the accomplishments and milestones of the department will be highlighted.

To reigster or for more information, click HERE. View a video honoring a collection of inspiring SDSU alumni HERE.