SSA celebrates women’s history


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Members of the Southeastern Sociological Association pose with their posters designed to celebrate the history of women.

The Southeastern Sociological Association displayed posters with statistics of women in STEM-related field and female celebrities to celebrate Women’s History Month.

SSA set up its table in the War Memorial Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 27-28.

According to Carla Cortina, a sophomore biological sciences major, the tabling event aimed to bring awareness about equality between genders.

“We just celebrate all the good stuff the woman have brought to the history and also remind that still equality is not perfect and we still have to work for it,” said Cortina.

Jayce Northington, a junior political science major, shared that the tabling event also served as an advertisement for SSA and what the club does.

The celebrity poster includes names like Marilyn Monroe, Georgia O’ Keeffe, Lindsey Stirling and J.K. Rowling.

“They’re like great names that we all could recognize,” explained Cortina. “J.K. Rowling, Marilyn Monroe, they’re easy names, like people can relate to them, so instead of putting names that maybe we cannot recognize and be like, ‘OK, I don’t really care,’ so if it’s easy, people will get more interested in it.”