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Women's History Month, March 2018

Nevertheless, She Persisted


IVCC's Women's History Month Celebration is made possible through the combined dedication of the Diversity Team, SAGE, the Student Government Association, and dedicated IVCC faculty.

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 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018
Building CTC, Room 124, IVCC
12:00-1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch: "#MeToo Movement: The Once and Future Feminists"

Please join Professors Amanda Cook Fesperman and Kimberly M. Radek-Hall for a discussion of Time's Person of the Year. We will look at the origins of the movements, its effects, and its potential promise for the future. 
Please feel free to bring opinions, attitudes, and ethical values and/or questions with your lunch.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Happy International Women's Day!

Monday, March 26, 2018
Building CTC, Room 124, IVCC
12:00-12:45 PM 

Brown Bag Lunch: A Reader's Theatre presentation of The Eve O'Lution of Women, or Eve Through the Looking Glass will be presented by Donna Stone and the Drama Mamas. The dramatic reading follows the development of women from historic times--Eve in the Bible through the embattled women of the Greek Lysistrata, Chaucer's Wife of Bath from The Canterbury Tales, and Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew--and into modern times with women from Sheridan's The Rivals and George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman, finally ending with the woman of the future.

This satirical look at women's history packs a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor into a thirty minute production. The Drama Mamas are led by founder, author, and director, Donna Stone, and include Lisa Gill, Cindy Pollard, Nancy Schell, and Connie Svoboda.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Building CTC, Room 124, IVCC
12:00-1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch: "The Women of IVCC"

In this session Professor Nora Villarreal will showcase the persistent and dedicated women--whether faculty, students, staff, administrators, or community members-- who helped shape (or have helped shape) Illinois Valley Community College into the renowned and respected institution that it has become.

Friday, March 30, 2018
Building CTC, Room 124, IVCC
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch: "'Nevertheless, She Persisted': A Presentation of IVCC Students' Papers Honoring Feminists whose Persistence Has Paved the Way"

In this session please join dedicated IVCC students presenting researched papers of people whose feminist persistence in their fields has led to greater social justice or exposed more voices to the dominant culture.  Refreshments will be available.

National Women's History Project


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

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