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Women's History Month

Celebrating the contributions of women throughout history.

2024 Program Schedule

Breaking the News – Film Screening

Central Library – Latino Collection and Resource Center

Saturday, March 2, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Who decides which stories get told? A scrappy group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists buck the white male-dominated status quo, banding together to launch The 19th*, a digital news startup aiming to combat misinformation. A story of an America in flux, and the voices often left out of the narrative, the documentary Breaking the News shows change doesn’t come easy.

Our Stories: A Conversation

Central Library - Latino Collection and Resource Center

Thursday, March 7, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a conversation hosted in collaboration with Empower House. Women come together to share their experiences, insights, and advice, celebrating the resilience of women in our community during Women's History Month. Following the conversation, participants will create watercolor postcards. Please use link below to sign up for this event:

Women's History Movie: Steel Magnolias

Collins Garden Library

Sunday, March 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

In recognition of Women’s History Month, join us for a showing of a beloved classic, Steel Magnolias. It is the story of six women and the friendship, laughter, love, and hardship that they deal with together.

This movie is rated PG-13.

Women's History Movie: Selena

McCreless Branch Library

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

The true story of Selena, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart-topping albums on the Latin music charts.

This movie is rated PG.

Women's History Movie: The Woman King

Las Palmas Branch Library Interim Location

Our Lady of the Lake University
Sueltenfuss Library
411 SW 24th St.
San Antonio, TX 78207

Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

The remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a ferocity unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, it follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and prepares them for battle against an enemy determined to obliterate their way of life. Some things are worth fighting for.

Run time: 2 hrs 15 mins

Rated PG-13.

Women's History Movie: Queen of Katwe (2016)

Mission Branch Library

Friday, March 15, 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Hello family and friends! Join us for a movie and popcorn.

Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi traces her journey from the slums of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program.

Rated PG.

Women’s History Movie: Hidden Figures

Encino Branch Library

Sunday, March 17, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Come enjoy a movie about three women that were integral to early NASA and the United States space program.

Rated PG.

Women's History Movie: A League of Their Own

Memorial Branch Library

Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:40 pm

Set during World War II, the movie explores the first women’s professional baseball league. The story focuses on the rivalry between two sisters, one a sweet-swinging catcher and the other a pouty, impulsive pitcher, who play on the same team, which is managed by a washed-up, hard-drinking ex-Major League player.

This sports comedy drama was a huge hit and is much fun! Starring Tom Hanks, Madonna, Geena Davis, and Rosie O’Donnell.

Rated PG.

Film Virtuosity: A Reflection of Art 

San Pedro Branch Library

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

It's March and it is Women's History Month! Today we will be celebrating one of San Antonio's most well known and accomplished Woman filmmakers, Paulina Manseau, whose works have been shown on PBS and in several film festivals around San Antonio and South Texas. Ms. Manseau has also been inducted into the Alliance of Women Directors in which she was selected into the Latina Directors Mentorship program. We are pleased to feature her artistic works this afternoon.

As always, we will be opening with a student film from the NESA cinema department, then we will dive into our features which will consist of 5 short films, one of which Ms. Manseau is an actress in and the other 4 she wrote and directed herself.

Ms. Paulina Manseau will be in attendance to discuss her process and her inspirations as a filmmaker but more notably, as a woman filmmaker in the industry. Come on out for an inspiring afternoon of representation and equality and artistry. No RSVP required. Call 210-207-9050 if you have any questions or would like to be added to our email list!

*Brief adult language in one of the films. Not recommended for those under 17"

Tejana/Chicana Mexican American Studies Profesoras: Centering Chicanas/x in Research

Central Library - Latino Collection and Resource Center

Friday March 22, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Dr. Gloria V. Gonzales and Dr. Sylvia Mendoza are Mexican American Studies professors at the University of Texas San Antonio. In this talk, they share their research projects that center the experiences and knowledges of Chicanas/x. Dr. Gonzales's research focuses on the contributions of women to the Tejano music industry. Dr. Mendoza discusses her research project focusing on the Chicanas/x currently running and sustaining Mexican American studies programs in San Antonio. A brief Q&A will follow.


Women’s Lives and Women’s Wills in Colonial Spanish San Antonio, 1718-1821

Central Library – Latino Collection and Resource Center

Saturday March 23, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Last wills and testaments provide a window into the lives and shed light on women’s spirituality, their economic roles, and their material culture. Join us as Dr. Amy M. Porter, Professor of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, expands our understanding of women’s experiences in early San Antonio.


Prostitution Permissions and Restrictions in San Antonio Bawdy Houses

Central Library

Saturday, March 23, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

In the late 1800s through the early 1900s, San Antonio's Red-light district, known as the "Sporting District," and the women who operated them, experienced a certain level of autonomy. While this autonomy was a similar theme in major cities in Texas and throughout the United States at the time, the history of San Antonio's Red-light district and the women behind the doors of brothels is unique. Sharing her graduate research while at UTSA, Professor Jennifer Cain from San Antonio College explores the growth and demise of the district and the ways in which local officials and later the military, wrangled to control San Antonio's bawdy houses.

Women's History Movie: She Said

Great Northwest Library

Sunday, March 24, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey try to piece together the details of one of the most controversial stories in recent history, one that would help launch the #MeToo movement. Their objective is to find out the truth about the sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein. Based on a true story. Intended for adults. Snacks will be provided.

Rated R.

Women’s History Movie: Hidden Figures

Westfall Branch Library

Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Join us at Westfall Library to watch the Academy Award nominated film Hidden Figures, a movie about three women who were integral to United States' early space program.

Rated PG.