‘Who runs the world?’ Women, for WHM


Gabriella Ruiz/ISLAND WAVES

The League of Women Voters of Corpus Christi came to talk to students about who they are and how women can power democracy just by voting.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi kicked off their Women’s History Month event on Mar. 1 to empower important women in everyone’s lives.

 Islander Cultural Alliance brought organizations, sororities, and vendors to showcase their accomplishments as women. 

Monica Ellison, owner of 20/20 Vintage Downtown, showed everyone vintage treasures that
they were able to try on and purchase. (Gabriella Ruiz/ISLAND WAVES)

Throughout the event, students received a paper that gave them the  chance to get tickets for each table they visited with useful information. This allowed students to learn important history or information they didn’t know about before.

Graduate assistant Danielle Gonzales decided to bring the kickoff outside to change up the scenery and be more accessible to students who walked by.

“We should Celebrate Women’s History Month because it’s important to bring light and awareness to all of the events and things,” Gonzales said. “Women have gone through wars and battles that have been fought for. It’s important to celebrate to consistently show that support… and do our part.” 

Local businesses such as RC Clay Designs, Ree’s Sweets and Savories, and 20/20 Vintage Downtown from Corpus Christi were able to reach out to students on campus about their products.

Women in Healthcare were able to tell students about their organization and how women in healthcare can join. (Gabriella Ruiz/ISLAND WAVES)

Roda Colo, owner of RC Clay Designs, came out to show the dedicated work she puts in her jewelry to make women feel confident about themselves. Colo is not only a business owner that sells earrings, she’s a wife, mother to three daughters, and a graduate student here at the university as she makes a statement of being an inspiring woman to those around her. 

“With women nothing is impossible. We are strong, motivated, independent, and we are leaders,” Colo said. “My mom has inspired me since day one. She inspired me and my siblings to study hard, work hard, and taught us to be strong and independent. I try to follow her example.” 

For more information on the full detailed schedule of events for Women’s History Month, go to ​​https://www.tamucc.edu/ica/months/whm/. There will be events such as Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Celebrating the Music of Women Composers, real advice with Dr. Jennifer Epley Sanders, and more guest speakers. 

Excited about Women’s History Month? Make sure to read our upcoming Women’s History Month issue coming 03/10/2022 for more stories revolving around women.