STLCC-Florissant Valley Celebrates Women’s History Month
Learn about the accomplishments of extraordinary women in history as St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley celebrates Women’s History Month.
This year’s theme is "Valiant Women of the Vote." Make plans to participate in these commemorative events – or any of the College’s Women’s History Month celebrations – which are online, free, and open to the public.
“Valiant Women of the Vote: A Virtual Art Exhibition,” March 1-31: View an online collection of video and photographic work commemorating the fight for women’s suffrage and the role they have played in the fight for civil rights then and now. The artwork was created by students in STLCC-Florissant Valley’s graphic communications and photography programs.
“Black Women and the Ballot”: This series of radio dramas highlights contributions made by Black women to advance women's enfranchisement. The plays are produced by The American Slavery Project.
Weekly in March, excluding spring break, 89.5 KCFV-FM will broadcast and stream the dramas. The plays will air Mondays and Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
- "In the Parlour" by Judy Tate (Running time 28:40)
March 1 and 3 at noon; March 6 at 10 a.m.
- "Pulling the Lever" by Judy Tate (Running time 8:42)
March 8 and 10 at noon; March 13 at 10 a.m.
- "Don't/Dream" by Saviana Stanescu (Running time 9:18)
March 22 and 24 at noon; March 27 at 10 a.m.
View the plays anytime at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUIAc2_9HNk. The dramas have a running time of 1 hour, 46 minutes.
“Women in Music,” March 3, noon-1:30 p.m.: Join a panel of St. Louis Community College faculty for a virtual discussion as they explore the songs, stories and strength of female artists. Panelists are Sarah Fielding, professor of English; Kim Granger, professor of mathematics; Jenna Mueller, associate professor of foreign language; Kim Vaughn, associate professor of science; Wendy Verhoff, associate professor of arts and humanities; Dan Yezbick, professor of English; and Donna Zumwinkel, professor of counseling.
“How Missouri Women got the Vote,”* March 10, noon-12:50 p.m.: Join Doug Schneider, adjunct faculty in continuing education, for a virtual discussion regarding women’s suffrage. Missouri, and especially St. Louis, was a hotbed of women’s suffrage activity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn more about the movement that was energized by the Civil War and fueled the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote nationwide in 1920. Discover what happened once Missouri women got the vote 101 years ago.
“Groundbreakers, Rule-Breakers and Rebels: Unstoppable St. Louis Women,”* March 10, 2-3 p.m.: Join Katie J. Moon, exhibits manager at the Missouri History Museum and author of “Groundbreakers, Rule-Breakers, and Rebels,” for a presentation about 50 female pioneers with ties to St. Louis, from European-born settlers like Marie-Thérèse Bourgeois Chouteau to 20th-century cookbook author Irma Rombauer to renowned activist poet Maya Angelou. Moon also uncovers histories of lesser-known figures who proved equally important to building the foundation of the city. Whether world-famous or not, each of the trailblazing women in this book faced a host of specific obstacles and restrictions in their chosen fields that existed solely because of their gender. Their victories were all hard won and well-earned.
“Black Women and Beauty Culture: From Slavery to Empowerment,” March 25, 1:15-2:15 p.m.: Join Cathy Reilly, professor of instructional resources, for an illustrated presentation on the history of black beauty culture in America. Through slavery and oppression, African American women found ways to celebrate beauty and style, while assimilating or rejecting dominant cultural norms. This event is part of the STLCC Libraries’ Speaker Series.
“Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland,”* March 23, 2-3:15 p.m.: Join Christine Davis, Ed.D., vice chancellor of student affairs, for a discussion of this film, which is free to current students, staff and faculty from the STLCC Libraries’ Films on Demand streaming service. The film is also available on HBO, HBO Max and to rent on YouTube. This event is part of the STLCC Racial Justice Film Series.
“The Adria Award,” March 30, noon-1 p.m.: The Adria Award, named after retired STLCC-Florissant Valley colleague, Adria Werner, is presented annually during Women’s History Month. This award gives the campus an opportunity to honor a woman who exemplifies dynamic service to the Florissant Valley community. This event is hosted by the STLCC-Florissant Valley Women's History Month Committee.