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Jazz Great Denise Thimes and author Rinku Sen Highlight Women’s History Month Events at Meramec

March 04, 2011

Rinku Sen and Denise Thimes are among two of the special guests featured for the celebration of Women’s History Month at St. Louis Community College-Meramec.

Rinku Sen  
Rinku Sen

Rinku Sen will deliver the keynote address for Women’s History Month on Monday, March 7 at 11 a.m. in the Meramec Theatre. Her lecture is entitled “Race, Feminism and Economic Justice.”

Rinku is the author of The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization, winner of the Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal, and Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing. Rinku has regular columns at Colorlines, Huffington Post, and Jack and Jill Politics. Additionally, her commentary and work have been featured in Forbes, The San Francisco Chronicle, Market Watch, International Business Times, and Tompaine.com, AlterNet, Racialicious, The Root, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, Windy City Times, among other media outlets.

Denise Thimes  
Denise Thimes

Jazz great Denise Thimes will perform on Wednesday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in the Meramec Theatre.

An accomplished performer, Ms. Thimes has toured both Europe and America and is an eight-time recipient of the St. Louis Black Repertory Woodie Award for both musicals and drama. She has shared the stage with such jazz greats as Dr. Billy Taylor, Earl May, Benny Powell, Jimmie Heath and Tootie Heath. In a career that spans over two decades, Denise has been one of the most cherished voices of modern jazz. She has performed for many notable audiences, including Queen Elizabeth II and President George W. Bush.
For more information on Women’s History Month events, please see the STLCC calendar, or download the PDF. For more information on Denise Thimes, visit her website at http://www.denisethimes.com

Admission to all Women’s History Month events is free, and seating is general admission. For more information, contact Jeanne Lamar at 314-984-7537.