Keuka College Students Send Out Support on International Women’s Day

The College’s Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant led the effort.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Alejandro Rico Pol has been on American soil the past eight months as Keuka College’s first Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant.

But he keeps an eye on goings-on in his native Spain.

So he knew that International Women’s Day, commemorated on March 8, held special meaning in his home country, where women took to the streets to protest disparities like the salary gap.

“There were massive demonstrations in the streets,” Alejandro said. “They wanted to show to the people how important the work they do is.”

An estimated 5.3 million women joined the daylong protest.

Meanwhile, Alejandro set up several signs in Phillips Lounge that day and invited students to take photos in a show of support. Some 200 took part, he said.

Alejandro has made many of the photos available in a public dropbox.