Instructionally Related Activities Funds Request Summary

Project SponsorJose Alamillo
Activity TitleExhibit: Mexican American Women and Softball, 1930-1959: A League of their Own and the Struggle for Gender Equality
Activity/Event DateNovember 5-26, 2014
Date Funding Needed ByMay 1, 2014
Previously Funded?No
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Report submitted for previously Funded Activity?
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Academic Program or Center NameChicana/o Studies Program
Estimated total Course Fee revenueN/A
Amount Requested from IRA1,894.36
Estimated Number of Students Participating150 students
Conditions and Considerations
Brief Activity Description
Sport remains dominated by men, so to correct this gender bias I will bring an innovative exhibit to CSU Channel Islands on Mexican American women who played softball during between 1930 and 1959. The exhibit titled " Mexican American Women and Softball 1930-1959: A League of their own and the struggle for Gender Equality" will highlight Mexican American women who crossed gender, class and ethnic barriers to softball. This exhibit is part of the Latino Baseball History Project housed at the Pfau Library at Cal State San Bernardino. The exhibit will be installed at the Broome Library Exhibition Space between Nov. 5th and Nov. 26th, 2014. Librarian Monica Pereira will assist in the installation of the exhibit at Broome Library and provide supervision during the exhibit's duration.

Former players will be honored during the exhibit opening on Nov. 5th at the Broome Library. There will also be a panel discussion and keynote speaker during the opening ceremony. Panel participants will include female softball from Ventura County and Vicki Ruiz, a Latina scholar who has written several books on Mexican American women including From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in 29th Century America and many others. During her keynote address she will discuss the role Latina athletes and their struggle for gender equality in the United States.

Learning Outcomes and Relation to IRA to Course Offerings1. The exhibit will allow students in Chicano/a Studies, Sociology, History and English to attend the exhibition to learn about how Mexican American women broke gender, class and racial barriers. Students will also attend the exhibit opening and listen to former players speak about their experiences. They will also hear Professor Vick Ruiz from University of California Irivne speak about Latina struggles for gender equality in the arena of sports.

2. CHS 350: Chicana/o History and Cutlure (Alamillo)
Students will be reading Vick Ruiz's book From out of the Shadows and attending her keynote address.

ENG 349: Perspectives in Multicultural Literature (Guzman)
Students will be reading a novel on Latina athletes

CHS 491: Theoretical Foundatins of Chicano/a Studies (Luna)
Students will be spending week reading on Chicana Feminist Theory

HIST 369: California History and Culture (Barajas)
Students will be reading and discussing the role of women in the making of California history

SOC 410: Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (O'Connor)
Students will be reading sociological research on women in sports

Broome Library:
Librarian Monica Pereira will assist in the installation of the exhibit at Broome Library and provide supervision during the exhibit's duration.

Description of Assessment ProcessA survey will be administered during the exhibit opening on Nov. 5th 2014. A sign up and comment sheet will be available for those attending the exhibit.
Activity Budget13-14-ira-regularbudget-alamillo.xlsx
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Other Sources of FundingN/A
Target Audience/Student MarketingThe intended audience is CI students, faculty and staff. Community members are also welcome to attend. We will have flyers and posters to advertise the exhibit.
Bring Benefit to CampusSince the event will be located at Broome Library it will directly benefit the CI community.
SustainabilityN/A
Program Chair/Directorjames.meriwether
Academic Affairs AVPkaren.carey
AcknowledgementI acknowledge that I have reviewed and accepted the Conditions and Considerations herein. Please check off boxes as appropriate.

Program Chair/Director Approval

ApprovalI approve the IRA Funds Request described on this page
NameJames Meriwether
Date/Time2/28/2014 1:32:09 PM

Academic Affairs AVP Approval

ApprovalI approve the IRA Funds Request described on this page
NameKaren Carey
Date/Time2/28/2014 1:38:54 PM