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March is Women's History Month at STLCC

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 who 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.”

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 – Theatre, 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 - Theatre, 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 Theatre, 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 - Theatre, T-220 (Main Theatre), 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 - Theatre, T-220 (Main Theatre), 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.