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STLCC-Florissant Valley Celebrates Women’s History Month

February 21, 2012

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

The kickoff celebration will feature keynote speaker Ericka Huggins, whose topic will be "Love is a Great Expression of Power." The event will take place at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 1, in the Multipurpose Room. Huggins is a human rights activist, poet, professor and former Black Panther leader and political prisoner.

For the past 25 years, Huggins has lectured throughout the United States, where her extraordinary life experiences have enabled her to speak personally and eloquently on issues relating to the physical and emotional well-being of women and children, youth, education, incarceration, and the role of the spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting change.

Huggins currently is a women’s studies professor and brings her legacy of social justice and spiritual activism to her lectures and teachings.

Other highlights include "The Wicker Man," an exploration of women’s power and structure in matriarchal societies; "Women Involved in Animal Conservation," a film and discussion of women who strived to help protect animals and educate others; and "Groundbreaking Women," a panel discussion and reception with women who have been considered groundbreakers in their field.

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These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Janice Nesser-Chu at jnesser@stlcc.edu