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STLCC-Florissant Valley celebrates Women’s History Month

February 01, 2011

In celebration of Women’s History Month, St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley will host an array of inspirational events throughout the month of March. All events will be held on campus at 3400 Pershall Road, Ferguson, Mo.

Dating back to March 8, 1857, Women’s History Month came about when female factory workers in New York City staged a protest over unfair working conditions. It wasn’t until 1981, however, that Congress decided to establish Women’s History week; which was to be observed during the second week of March. The week-long celebration was then expanded to a month in 1987.

Some of the highlights at the Florissant Valley campus will include Observing Cultural Traditions and Gender Roles in “Babette’s Feast”, a food demonstration and film viewing; Women of Words, a poetry and literature reading with students; “You Throw Like a Girl!”- a lecture and discussion about gendered insults; and Rite of Passage, a Quinceañera celebration. For a complete schedule of events, visit: http://users.stlcc.edu/departments/fv/women's-history-calendar-2011.pdf

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Medeiros at jmedeiros@stlcc.edu or 314-513-4176.