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STLCC-Florissant Valley to Celebrate Women's History Month

February 27, 2009

Anne Marie Berger,
KETC Channel 9

Throughout the month of March, events celebrating Women’s History Month will be held on the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley campus at 3400 Pershall Road.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2, with a kick-off celebration in the Instructional Resources Lobby. The celebration will feature KETC Channel 9 documentary videos on notable area women, buttons, and displays.

The Conversations with Women in Leadership panel takes place 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, and will feature panelists Shelia Bader, Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer, Sharon Rohrbach, and Vicki Denson. Bader is a community leader with various executive and management experience working with both profit and non-profit organizations. Dr. Pfeiffer is the president of the STLCC-Florissant Valley campus. Rohrbach is the Founder of Nurses for Newborns Foundation and Denson is the president of the St. Louis Black Pages. Anne Marie Berger, of KETC Channel 9 will moderate the discussion.

Shelia Bader  
Shelia Bader
From 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in March, films highlighting the achievements of women will be shown on the 3rd Floor of the Instructional Resources Building. March 10 features "Isabel Allende: An Extraordinary Life." On March 24 "Persepolis", the animated film about a young girl coming of age during the Iranian Revolution will be shown. On March 31, the HBO produced film, "Iron Jawed Angels" which follows the lives of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns will be shown.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tues., March 24, the office of Campus Life will present "Women in Music" featuring musician and folk singer, Nancy Lippincott. The performance will take place in the Student Center Multipurpose Room.

At 11:30 a.m. on Thurs., March 26, the  Instructional Resources Lobby will play host to "Coffee House-Worldwide Women Writers." The event will allow participants to feature poetry, readings, and refreshments in a coffee house like setting.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Wednesday, March 25 in the Student Center Multipurpose Room a Lunch and Learn seminar entitled "Do Gender Differences between Women and Men Justify Social Inequalities?" will take place. Closing out the month-long celebration on Tues. March 31, is another Lunch and Learn session focusing on the history of women in work. The informal panel discussion will feature women briefly describing their professional journeys. Participants include Karen Coulson, Diana Wilhold, Lillian Eunice, Dorothy McGuffin, Regina Popper, and Rosita Lewis.

All events are free and open to the general public. For a complete listing of all Women’s History Month activities, please log onto www.stlcc.edu/FV/.