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Women's History Month, March 2017

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business


IVCC's Women's History Month Celebration is made possible through the combined dedication of the Diversity Team, SAGE, the College Democrats, the Black Student Association, Sigma kappa Delta, River Currents, and the Student Government Association.

Women's History Month was introduced by the National Women's History Project thirty-six years ago with the goal of ensuring that information about the myriad ways women have changed Americaand the worldwould be part of our children's education.

The National Women's History Month Project explains that in spite of the fact that "women's history is intertwined with the history shared with men, several factors—social, religious, economic, and biological—have worked to create a unique sphere of women's history. The stories of women’s achievements are integral to the fabric our history.  Learning about women’s tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries is a tremendous source of strength.  Until relatively recently, this sphere of women's history was overlooked and undervalued. Women’s achievements were often distorted, disdained, and denied. . . . knowing women’s stories provides essential role models for everyone. And role models are genuinely needed to face the extraordinary changes and unrelenting challenges of the 21st century."

For more information on Women's History Month, refer to the National Women's History Project at http://www.nwhp.org.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.

IVCC's Women's History Month Calendar 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Happy International Women's Day!

Building CTC, Room 125, IVCC
12:00-1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch: "Lets' Talk About It!"

Join members of the Black Student Association for a discussion of the film Hidden Figures, the award-winning film which exposes the never-really-publicized role of the incredibly brilliant African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

Friday, March 10, 2017
Building CTC, Room 124, IVCC
12:00-1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch: "The Three F-Words: Feminism, Fake News, and Why You Should Care about Them"

Please join Professors Amanda Cook Fesperman and Kimberly M. Radek-Hall for a discussion of what feminism is and means and why it's important as we venture into a world with a political landscape where alternative facts often take the place of actual ones.
Please feel free to bring opinions, attitudes, and ethical values with your lunch.


Friday, March 17, 2017
Building CTC, Room 124, IVCC
12:00-1:00 PM 

Brown Bag Lunch: “Alice Paul and the Equal Rights Amendment”

In this session, Professor of Political Science, Amanda Cook Fesperman, will discuss the history of the ERA, specifically highlighting Alice Paul, who introduced it in 1923, and examining what has happened to the legislation since. She will address questions such as whether it can be revived, i whole or in part, and whether it is still needed.

Monday, March 20 2017
Building CTC, Room 124, IVCC
12:00-1:00 PM 

Brown Bag Lunch: "A Woman Is No One: Gender Identity Construction in George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire"

This session will feature a lecture and discussion of the female characters from books that are the literary forerunner of HBO's popular series A Game of Thrones. Women from both the books and television show will be discussed, and there may be some spoilers.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Building CTC, Room 124, IVCC
12:00-1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch: "The Importance of Being Board"

In this session the IVCC College Democrats will host candidates for the Board of Trustees, asking them questions about how they see their role and what they envision for the future for all IVCC students.
Please feel free to bring opinions, attitudes, and ethical values with your lunch.

National Women's History Project

Sigma Kappa Delta and River Currents are sponsoring a poetry contest for Women’s History Month. Entries are due to Professors Radek-Hall or Robinson or to K002E2E9@office365.ivcc.edu by 11:59 PM on March 21st.  Winners will be announced in April. Poems may address any aspect of women’s history or be written on the theme of Persistence.

Image from the National Women's History Project at www.nwhp.org
(Permission granted for use of NWHP logo)

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