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Women's History Month

Women's History Month at STLCC

Florissant Valley Events

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Florissant Valley Events    

Thursday, March 1
Women Who Design and Women Who Draw: Essential Women in the Arts

9 - 9:30 a.m. | Arts & Humanities, H-102 
This is a discussion of work by influential women in the art industry. Following the presentation, Julia Jenner’s Graphic Design II class will begin work on a special project, producing posters inspired by the artwork of the women discussed. All are welcome to attend the session and view the posters.

Monday, March 5
Film Screening: "Reclaiming the Body: Feminist Art in America

4 - 5 p.m. | Arts & Humanities, H-113 
After many decades of struggle, women have attained a strong presence in today’s art world, as evidenced by the many exhibitions devoted to their work. Loosely based on the two-part BAD GIRLS exhibition at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan, Reclaiming the Body goes beyond the scope of the exhibition to include other significant contributors to feminist art. Spanning three generations of artists, from Louise Bourgeois to Janine Antoni, from the 1960s to the present day, the film gives an overview of the history of this important movement.

Tuesday, March 6
Celebrating the Persistence of Women

9:30 - 11:45 a.m. | Training Center, TC-105/107 
We will celebrate women throughout history who have fought against discrimination and championed inclusion and equality. Examples of such women will be provided by sociology students. At approximately 10:30 a.m., we will honor our colleague, Gwen Nixon, with The Adria, our annual award in recognition of a dynamic member of the campus community.
Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 7
Film Screening: "The Body Beautiful" by N'Gozi Onwurah

4 - 4:30 p.m. | Arts & Humanities, H-113 
This bold, stunning exploration of a white mother who undergoes a radical mastectomy, and her black daughter who embarks on a modeling career, reveals the profound effects of body image and the strain of racial and sexual identity on their charged, intensely loving bond. At the heart of Onwurah’s brave excursion into her mother’s scorned sexuality is a provocative interweaving of memory and fantasy. The filmmaker plumbs the depths of maternal strength and daughterly devotion in an unforgettable tribute starring her real-life mother, Madge Onwurah.

Thursday, March 8
Keynote Presentation: Dr. Christi Griffin, founder and president of The Ethics Project

Breakfast: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. | Presentation: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Student Center, SC-209 (Multipurpose Room)
Dr. Christi Griffin, president of The Ethics Project and author of “Incarcerations in Black and White: The Subjugation of Black America”. Dr. Griffin began The Ethics Project to reduce wrongful prosecutions and convictions by educating the public about professional ethics. In this inspiring talk, Dr. Griffin will speak about ethics and the power of

Tuesday, March 20
Woman Love Thyself: Overcoming Negative Impacts of Self Esteem

1 - 2:30 p.m. | Student Center, Private Dining Room B 
It’s time to reintroduce yourself to…you! Woman Love Thyself is tailored toward women to help promote positive self-esteem, self-care and self-confidence. This empowering session aspires to open your eyes to positive reinforcement in words and actions. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 21
Career and Networking Fair

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Student Center, SC-209 (Multipurpose Room) 
Meet with area employers and learn about full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in your community! Professional attire is required and make sure to bring plenty of copies of your resume. For more information, please contact Career Employment Services at (314) 513-4269.

Wednesday, March 21
Putting the #metoo Movement into Context

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Training Center, TC-202/204 
Join with us as three of our Florissant Valley sociology professors contextualize and reflect on the #metoo movement created by Tarana Burke. Professors LaRhonda Wilson, MK Stallings and Annie Wagganer will discuss how we contribute to, survive within, and push back against a culture of sexist thinking, behavior and systems. We’ll have time to take questions from the audience and look forward to a great conversation.

Thursday, March 22
Women In the Media: The Presenters and the Presented

1 - 2 p.m. | Instructional Resources, IR-319 
This seminar covers iconic women who have made an impact in the world of media from news to film. We will discuss how they shaped that world and paved the way for those women striving to make an impact today.

Tuesday, March 27
Women Helping Women: Woman, Mind Your Manners! Table Etiquette, Manners and Information for a Formal Meal

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Student Center, Private Dining Room A 
Learn table etiquette, manners and other information useful for attending a formal dinner. Lunch will be served. Space is limited. Please send your RSVP by Monday, March 19 to Victoria Harris at 314-513-4218, vharris@stlcc.edu or Antoinette Boyd at 314-513-4269, aboyd53@stlcc.edu

Wedneday, March 28
Keynote Presentation: Dr. Elizabet Stroble, president, Webster University

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Terry M. Fischer Theatre 
Dr. Elizabeth Stroble took the reins as Webster University’s 11th president in 2009. Under her leadership, the institution celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2015. Part of her focus is expanding Webster’s academic profile, global reach and influence. Dr. Stroble will contextualize the importance of women transcending gender roles and pushing forward to reach their goals and dreams within her experiences as a leader

Wednesday, March 28
Nevertheless, She Persisted: The Factory Girls of Lowell, Massachusetts

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Training Center, TC-105/107 
In the summer of 2017, Cathy Reilly, Library Services, visited the National Park Service’s historic site of Lowell, Massachusetts, the birthplace of America’s Industrial Revolution. Here, textile mills took the raw cotton from the slave states of the South and produced the bolts of finished cloth which outfitted everyone from East Coast “schoolmarms” to frontiersmen on the Great Plains. The looms were operated by young women from the farmlands of New England, who defying the prevailing stereotypes of working women in the nineteenth century, managed to gain themselves an international reputation. Cathy will demonstrate what made the “Lowell Mill Girls” so unique and
why all working men and women owe them a debt of gratitude to this day.

Wednesday, March 28
A Celebration of Women Poets

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Training Center, TC-105-107 
The Poetry Club invites the campus community to join us for a Women’s History Month event celebrating the diverse contributions of women poets. Enjoy light refreshments while Poetry Club members and other local poets share both their original work and the work of their favorite woman writers.

Thursday, March 29
Lunch and Learn: "Nevertheless, She Persisted"

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Student Center, SC-209 (Multipurpose Room) 
Join Tracie Berry-McGhee, M. Ed. LPC, for a presentation that will empower you to reach and exceed all goals and expectations by being persistent and overcoming barriers that could impede you from reaching your full potential.
For more information, please contact Myrtle Alexander at (314) 513-4270.

Forest Park Events    

Tuesday, March 6
Nevertheless, She Persisted: Refugee and Immigrant Women Share Their Stories

9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Highlander Lounge 
A round table discussion of the challenges and successes experienced by women who have immigrated to the United States.

Tuesday, March 6
One-Act Play "New World"

1 - 2:30 p.m. | Theatre 
A one-act play, by Lee Patton Chiles, about three refugee women from Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Republic of the Congo. They come to St. Louis where they hope to create a new world by healing their old world wounds.

Tuesday, March 20
Immigration: Women's Experiences

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. | Cafe West 
Join a panelist of immigrant women as they share their immigration stories, what it means to be an immigrant woman in America, their challenges and what advice they would give to newly immigrated women. This event aims to create awareness about the lives of immigrant women and give students, faculty and staff a firsthand account of their experiences.

Tuesday, March 27
Nevertheless, She Persisted: Officer Heather Taylor, President of the Ethical Society of Police

12:30 - 2 p.m. | Highlander Lounge 
Officer Heather Taylor describes her personal and professional journey as a law enforcement officer and as leader of the Ethical Society of Police union. She will offer advice on developing the qualities of leadership.

Meramec Events    

Thursday, March 8
International Women's Day Celebration

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Library Quad (Bad weather: Cafeteria) 
Join the TRIO Student Leadership Board as we celebrate International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a
global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. On this day it is customary to give women in our lives – friends, mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, etc. – flowers. Stop by our club table to pick up a free flower and card so that you can show your appreciation for a woman in your life!
Contact: Sanela Mesic, smesic@stlcc.edu

Monday, March 19 - Thursday, March 22
Meramec Clothesline Project

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Library Quad 
Experience a powerful display of messages written on T-shirts by women who have been victims of violence. The
Clothesline Project (CLP) is a national project, which serves as a visual depiction of violence against women and bears witness to this serious problem within our communities. The CLP was started in Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1990 and serves as a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. The shirts are then hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.
Student attendance tickets will be available for faculty who offer extra credit for attending.
Contact: Erica Ciarlo, eciarlo@stlcc.edu or Francine Sigmund, fsigmund@stlcc.edu

Monday, March 26
Stories of Immigrant and Refugee: Women in St. Louis

4:30 - 5 p.m. | Student Center, SC-200 
Join a panelist of immigrant women as they share their immigration stories, what it means to be an immigrant
woman in America, their challenges and what advice they would give to newly immigrated women. This event aims to
create awareness about the lives of immigrant women and give students, faculty and staff a firsthand account of their
Contact: Debbie Corson, dcorson2@stlcc.edu

Wildwood Events    

All month
Impact Display: Notable Women in History

Campus Lobby 
In celebration of Women’s History Month, STLCC-Wildwood will celebrate with an impact board in the campus lobby. Stop by the month-long exhibit to reflect and learn about notable women who have excelled in their careers and shaped American history and culture.

Thursday, March 1
Planned Parenthood Information Table

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Campus Lobby 
Did you know one in five women in the U.S. has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life? Visit the campus lobby to get information about health insurance options and learn more about sex education.

Wednesday, March 21
“Hidden Figures” film screening and discussion

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Multipurpose Room, Side B 
STLCC-Wildwood’s Science Club invites you to view the film, “Hidden Figures.” Come see how a team of black female mathematicians working at NASA helped America win the Space Race. Stick around after the film ends to participate in a discussion about women in science.

Thusday, March 27
Lunch and Learn with Women Leaders

12 - 2 p.m. | Multipurpose Room, Side A 
Join STLCC-Wildwood’s Student Government Association for a panel discussion featuring successful women from a variety of industries. Lunch will be provided. This is a free event, but RSVP is encouraged. Please visit the Campus Life Office in room 105 to sign-up.