Women's History Month celebrated at Penn State York

Katherine Ranzenberger

Women on Penn State York’s campus got the chance to learn about what their foremothers fought so hard for them to enjoy during Women’s History Month.

Poet Laureate Carla Christopher, not shown, demonstrates how each person effects others during the Women's Show at Penn State York, Thursday March 24, 2016. John A. Pavoncello photo

The women got together last week to learn about women’s struggles through history, as well as crime prevention, fitness and entrepreneurship. This is the fifth year the event has happened.

“Women’s History Month at Penn State York is designed to educate the campus and the community on the unique issues that women face,” said Cynthia Jones, administrative assistant in the student affairs office and coordinator of the event. “It’s great to have our students know the things women can do in the world.”

Jones said one of the highlights of the weeklong event was York’s fourth poet laureate Carla Christopher sharing her work.

Kaitlyn Hicks, a freshman from Etters who attended the last event, said she enjoyed Christopher’s take on historical issues.

“She was really relatable,” Hicks said. “It kept you on your toes the whole time.”

Jones said events like this are important for the entire campus because it shows just what women are capable of.