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Women's History Month

Women's History Month at STLCC

On View throughout the Month of March

Got Jazz 
Florissant Valley - galley ADMIN, Administration Building, 2nd Floor
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
 
Got Jazz is a group show featuring the work of the Women’s Fiber Artists Coalition from Michigan and curated by Trish Williams. The pieces are focused on the concept of Jazz music. Each quilt focuses on some part of the improvisational aspect that is Jazz music.

Black Girl Culture 
Florissant Valley - Contemporary Gallery, IR 111 (Library)
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday
 
Black Girl Culture is a pioneering photographic exhibition that gives black teens a safe place to tell their stories. The exhibition is the brainchild of Photographer and youth organizer Scheherazade Tillet.
Tillet is the founder of A Long Walk Home, a nonprofit organization that uses art therapy to inspire young women and protect girls from violence in her Chicago community.
As an organizer and a curator, Tillet felt moved to curate an exhibition of her own, one that told the story of black girls in America today. As a photographer, Tillet wanted to do more. “I wanted my girls to tell and archive their own stories,” she said. “How do they define girl culture themselves? I knew a true story had to come from within.”


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Keynote Speaker - Nicole Adewale 
Forest Park - Theater, T-204
10 a.m. - Noon
 
Nicole Adewale’s civil engineering firm has been responsible for wide-ranging projects that you probably use or see every day. From the storm systems in St. Louis to the I-64/40 reconstruction, Adewale’s work has a major impact on the St. Louis region and beyond. She grew her business, ABNA Engineering, from a small mom and pop set up to a major operation. She’ll share her insights into entrepreneurship and reflect on how volunteerism plays a role in building networks and skills.

Movie Screening and Keynote Speaker - Deborah Draper 
Florissant Valley - Training Center, TC-105/107 
9:45 - 11:30 a.m.
 
Screening of "Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution" followed by Q&A with Filmmaker/Director Deborah Draper.    In 1973, American fashion designers Anne Klein, Bill Blass and others pit their ready-to-wear clothing lines against the lions of French haute couture in a historic runway rumble.

Mr. Shadrack Thomas: His Life and Legacy 
Meramec - Student Center, SC-200 
1 - 3 p.m.
 
Speaker: Juanita Austin, former dean of Developmental Education at Collin College in Plano, Texas Juanita Austin will speak about Mr. Thomas, Dean Austin’s 3rd Great Grandfather, who had his horse confiscated by Union troops during the Civil War. Following the war, he filed a claim with the Southern Claims Commission (SCC) for $175.00 and, in 1878, was awarded $115.00 for his horse. He used the money to purchase land in Tennessee and that land remains in the hands of his descendants to this day.

New World One-Act Play 
Meramec - Theatre 
7 p.m.
 
New World, written by Lee Patton Chiles, is a compelling original one-act play based on interviews with women refugees from Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Congo. You will hear how they came to St. Louis with hope to create a new world by healing their old-world wounds. Q/A with community leaders, cast and Gitana staff will follow each performance. This is the third remount of the play by popular demand.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Women’s History Month Kick-Off Reception 
Forest Park - Highlander Lounge 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Stop by any time to see the Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business Slide Show Presentation, enjoy some refreshments, and find out about the programming and events for Women’s History Month.

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business Slide Show Presentation 
Forest Park - Student Center, SC-127 (Highlander Lounge) 
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Stop by any time to see the Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business Slide Show Presentation, enjoy some refreshments, and find out about the programming and events for Women’s History Month.

Documentary Film: Equal Means Equal 
Meramec - Student Center Cafeteria 
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This documentary offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, such as workplace harassment, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, the foster care system, the healthcare conglomerate, and the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Women Helping Women: Woman, Mind Your Manners! 
Florissant Valley - Student Center, SC-135A (PDR)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn table etiquette, manners, and other useful information when attending a formal dinner. 
RSVP to Lonetta Oliver at 314-513-4132 by Friday, March 1st

DefendHERS: Education & Advocacy Meeting 
Florissant Valley - Training Center, TC-105/107
7 - 9 p.m.

DefendHERS is a non-partisan organization for women and their allies aiming to empower the St. Louis community in the fight for social justice, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, those with diverse religious convictions, those with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged and survivors of sexual assault.
Contact LaRhonda Wilson or Wesley Bell at 314-513-4390

Hidden Figures Film Screening 
Harrison Education Center, Multipurpose Room 
11 a.m.
 
Come see the film that everyone’s been talking about! Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this biopic explores the real-life historical contributions of three female African American mathematicians who worked for NASA in the 1960s. 
Co-sponsored by the African American Studies Program. 
*limited seating, first come first serve.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Keynote Speaker - Nicole Adewale 
Forest Park - Theater, T-204
10 a.m. - Noon
 
Nicole Adewale’s civil engineering firm has been responsible for wide-ranging projects that you probably use or see every day. From the storm systems in St. Louis to the I-64/40 reconstruction, Adewale’s work has a major impact on the St. Louis region and beyond. She grew her business, ABNA Engineering, from a small mom and pop set up to a major operation. She’ll share her insights into entrepreneurship and reflect on how volunteerism plays a role in building networks and skills.

Student Plays 
Meramec - Theater 
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. 
Faculty Mentors: Professors Pam Garvey and Keith Oliver
Student Director: Miranda Dereak
What issues most concern women today? What drama is inherent in being a woman? Get a glimpse into the concerns of several Meramec women at this 75-minute montage of student written and acted plays about women’s history.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Oral Histories: Preserving Women’s Stories 
Meramec - Business Administration Building, BA-105 
1 - 2 p.m.
 
Speakers: Professors Gail Heyne Hafer and Katy Smith
This event will examine oral histories as a tool for collecting and preserving individual stories. Professor Heyne-Hafer will describe her experience collecting the stories of college-educated women born prior to 1945.  Professor Smith will describe available library resources and discuss how to begin collecting oral histories. 
Sponsored by the Sociology Club.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Women Helping Women: Woman, Find Thyself 
Florissant Valley - Student Center, SC-135A (PDR)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Coping with the loss of a father due to death, incarceration or abandonment. 
Facilitator: Angela Taylor of Life Sciences

Black Girl Culture 
Florissant Valley - Contemporary Gallery, IR 111 
6 - 8 p.m.

On display through April 7.
Black Girl Culture is a pioneering photographic exhibition that gives black teens a safe place to tell their stories. The exhibition is the brainchild of Photographer and youth organizer Scheherazade Tillet.
Tillet is the founder of A Long Walk Home, a nonprofit organization that uses art therapy to inspire young women and protect girls from violence in her Chicago community.
As an organizer and a curator, Tillet felt moved to curate an exhibition of her own, one that told the story of black girls in America today. As a photographer, Tillet wanted to do more. “I wanted my girls to tell and archive their own stories,” she said. “How do they define girl culture themselves? I knew a true story had to come from within.”


Thursday, March 21, 2017

The Queen of Katwe 
Florissant Valley - Social Sciences, SS-102
12:30 - 2 p.m.

A film about how a young girl overcame the adversity of life in Uganda by determining to be the best at chess.  
Contact Barbara Hufker @ bhufker@stlcc.edu.

Hidden Figures Film Screening 
Forest Park - Theater, T-203
6 - 8 p.m.

Virgina Braxs
 
Forest Park - Student Center, SC-031
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Chicano/a Art started as graffiti in East Los Angeles in the 70’s and journeyed to Art Galleries in 2000, depicting the struggle of gender, racial and Latino civil rights.  
A Global Ed event sponsored by Maritz.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Not About That Life! 
Florissant Valley - Training Center, TC-202/204
11 - 12:15 p.m.
 
Westlake Landfill update from STL Moms.  
Contact LaRhonda Wilson 314-513-4390

Women Helping Women: Woman, Love Thyself 
Florissant Valley - Student Center, SC-135A (PDR)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
 
Overcoming negative impacts to build self-esteem.
Facilitator: Melphina Amos, TRIO 314-513-4011


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tell Me a Story: Trailblazing Women 
Florissant Valley - Terry M. Fischer Theater 
11 - 12:15 p.m. 

This Readers Theatre event will highlight the stories and writings of women who have blazed trails. 
Contact Sarah Fielding 314-513-4436 and Carol Hake 314-513-4737.

Celebrate with Women Working in Criminal Justice 
Florissant Valley - Student Center, SC-209 (Multipurpose Room) 
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
LUNCH & LEARN: Come learn more about industry expertise, formal education, and accomplishments of Women in Criminal Justice during a dynamic speaker panel. 
Contact Wesley Bell at 314-513-4704 or Michela Walsh at 314-513-4543 also, Myrtle Alexander at 314-513-4270.

Women Helping Women: Woman, Empower Yourself! 
Florissant Valley - Student Center, SC-136B (PDR)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Learn to create a balance between all that matters in your life. 
Contact Lonetta Oliver for more information: 314-513-4132

Documentary Film: Chisolm '72 Unbought & Unbossed 
Meramec - Lecture Hall Building, LH-103 
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Hosted by: Emily Neal, Assistant Professor
This historical documentary focuses on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. Reflecting Chisholm’s wit, spirit, and charisma, the film chronicles her adventures on the Chisholm Trail.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Mass Media's Effect on Black Women 
Meramec - Student Center, SC-125 
Noon - 2 p.m.

Hosted by: Nicolene Sinclair, STLCC Student
Angry black woman. Baby momma. Black Barbie. Gold-digger. Unhealthy and overweight. Do you recognize any of these labels? In the media today negative imagery of black women appears twice as often as positive depictions. Black women’s progress in our society collides with these media stereotypes. This workshop will explore the duality of combating racism and sexism in our culture today. Come discuss how black women see themselves and contrast that with how they are depicted in the media.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Labor & Unions Today, Discussion 
Forest Park - Student Center, SC-032 (Cafe West) 
10 a.m.
Joan Suarez, noted labor leader and current Director of Bread and Roses Missouri, will lead a discussion about labor and unions today (jobs, immigration, worker’s rights).
A Global Ed event sponsored by Maritz.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Awards Ceremony 
Florissant Valley - Training Center, TC-105/107 
9:45 - 11 a.m.
SOC 212:  During this event students will recognize trailblazing women of diversity around the world ending with a recognized faculty or staff on our campus by the WHM committee. Awards Ceremony drawing for student attendance. 
Contact Annie Wagganer 314-513-4337 or LaRhonda Wilson 314-513-4390

Women Helping Women: Women, Save Thyself 
Florissant Valley - Student Center, SC-136B (PDR)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Anna Jarmon
Coping with the diagnosis, treatment, or caregiving of a loved one with breast cancer. 

Hidden Figures Discussion 
Forest Park - Student Center, SC-031 (Cafe East) 
11 a.m.
Join us to talk about the lessons and reflections about breaking barriers, working collaboratively, and changing the world found in the critically-acclaimed film Hidden Figures. Refreshments provided.  
Co-sponsored by the African American Studies Program.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Career and Networking Fair 
Florissant Valley - Student Center, SC-209 (Multipurpose Room)
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Sponsored by: Career and Employment Services
Contact Michela Walsh at 314-513-4543.

International Cultures in the Workspace 
Harrison Education Center, Multipurpose Room 
12:30 p.m.
STLCC Advisor Susan Imbeah describes her professional journey as a Ghanaian immigrant.
A Global Ed event sponsored by Maritz.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Women Helping Women 
Florissant Valley - Student Center, SC-135A 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Woman, Know Thyself, Pt. II: Leadership Styles

STEM Academy Panel Discussion 
Florissant Valley - Emerson Lobby
6 - 8 p.m.

Hear from our very own STEM faculty.
Contact Michela Walsh at 314-513-4543 or LaRhonda Wilson 314-513-4390.

New American Workforce 
Forest Park - Theater, T-220 (Main Theater) 
7:30 p.m.
Mariah Richardson’s play follows a black woman who has lost her son to police violence. She enters a mediated dream world filled with characters of various races and ethnicities. They all are trying to find a way out of the stereotypes that have been placed on them by the media. It is a play about how we get our perceptions of ourselves and others through the media.

Women's Land Rights: What Does it Take? Why Does it Matter? 
Meramec - Social Science Building, SO-105 
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Speaker: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Ph.D., Coordinator of the CGIAR program on Collective Action and Property Rights
The importance of land rights is widely recognized. However, there are widespread gender gaps in control over assets, particularly land. This presentation will review the reasons why women’s land rights, in particular, are important for poverty reduction and empowerment of women, and what is needed to strengthen the property rights of women, with a focus on developing countries in Africa and Asia. 
Sponsored by the Meramec Business Club.

Friday, March 31, 2017

New American Workforce 
Forest Park - Theater, T-220 (Main Theater) 
7:30 p.m.
Mariah Richardson’s play follows a black woman who has lost her son to police violence. She enters a mediated dream world filled with characters of various races and ethnicities. They all are trying to find a way out of the stereotypes that have been placed on them by the media. It is a play about how we get our perceptions of ourselves and others through the media.