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Women's History Month

Women's History Month at STLCC

On View throughout the Month of March

Women at Work Building a More Perfect Union
Florissant Valley - Near SC 257
Contact: Career and Employment Services | Michela Walsh

Women Do It!
Florissant Valley - Annexes A & B in the Art building
"Women Do It!" is hosted by the Women's Caucus for Arts - International Caucus and was inspired by the work of the United Nations' HeForShe campaign, its Beijing+20 program, and their efforts toward advancing women's rights and gender equality in society, economics, and politics. The works in this exhibition have been created by over 200 artists from the US and abroad. The pieces focus on: What are noteworthy achievements by women? What impacts have women had on the economy, human rights, education, environment, world health, religion, politics, and peace? Who are our women and girl heroes in our family and in our community? Which women do you admire in leadership, public service, sports, and the arts?
Contact: Janice Nesser-Chu | 314-513-4375 | jnesser@stlcc.edu

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Guest Speaker - Major Rochelle Jones
Forest Park - SC-025
12 noon

Speech by the highest ranking woman in the St. Louis Police Department.

Guest Speaker - Dr. Andrea Nichols
Forest Park - D-215
3 p.m.

Film: Very Young Girls

Women Helping Women seminars - Woman, Love Thyself: Self-Love and

Florissant Valley - PDR-B 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Faculty contact: Lonetta Oliver in CTL | loliver38@stlcc.edu

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Keynote Address | Building a Company with Heart - Maxine Clark, Founding CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop 
Florissant Valley - Theatre
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Maxine Clark, Founding CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, will speak to us about finding our passion and building a business and/or way of life around that pursuit. She will share with us about her losses and gains, hurdles women face in business, her philanthropic endeavors, and what it means to follow a dream with all your heart.
Contact: Carol Hake | chake@stlcc.edu and Sarah Fielding | sfielding@stlcc.edu

Faculty and Staff Luncheon: Join us for Conversation with Maxine Clark at 11:00 a.m. following her keynote.
Please RSVP to Lonetta Oliver in CTL at loliver38@stlcc.edu by Monday, February 29, 2016.

Guest Speaker - Lateefah Simon
Meramec - Theatre
10 - 10:50 a.m.

Addressing this year’s theme: Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government. “Lateefah Simon is an amazing individual. She is a nationally recognized civil rights leader and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She also won the Levi Strauss Pioneer Award and she has a spot on O magazine’s first Power List. Ms. Simon was also nominated as “Visionary of the Year” by the San Francisco Chronicle. She fights for social justice, for job training and child care for young women caught up in the criminal justice system, education and housing for parolees, and second chances for people least likely to get them. She herself came from poverty and she connects directly with this underserved population.”

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Loving our Daughters, Loving Ourselves 
Florissant Valley - SS 102
2 - 3:30 p.m.

We live in a world where we do not practice positive, purposeful, and meaningful dialogue with loved ones, co-workers, friends, neighbors and strangers. Rather we are critical, disengaged, fearful and resentful. We will participate in a positive dialogue that encourages healthy and positive engagement—and commit to sharing positive interactions with young women [people] in our communities.
Contact: LaRhonda Wilson | llwilson@stlcc.edu | 314-513-4395

Sue Eisler – A Retrospective 
Florissant Valley - Contemporary Art Gallery IR111
Gallery Reception 6 p.m. - 8p.m. | On view through March 31
Exhibition and gallery reception featuring the art work of Emeritus Faculty –Sue Eisler
Contact: Deb Jenkins | djenkins77@stlcc.edu | 314-513-4395

Guest Speaker - Terra Cole-Brown 
Forest Park - SC-025
10 a.m.

Presentation on "Civic Participation as a Means to Women's Empowerment."

Monday, March 7, 2016

Screw Fly Solution – A Radio Drama 
Florissant Valley - Theatre
11 a.m. - 12 noon

Please join us for the live recording of the science fiction radio drama, “The Screwfly Solution,” by James Tiptree, Jr. (a.k.a. Alice Sheldon). A mysterious neurological disease is causing men to murder women. Can scientists Allan and Anne, working on opposite ends of the continent, discover the cause and a cure before it’s too late? If you’re a fan of “The
Walking Dead,” science fiction, or feminist literature, this show is a “must see.” Performed by The Arcon Radio Players, Directed by Sarah Holt, Adaptation by Robert O. Stevenson.
Contact: Neko Pilarcik-Tellez | epilarcik@stlcc.edu

The Women of Liberia (Pray the Devil Back to Hell) 
Florissant Valley - SS 102
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 
The women of Liberia unite to stop the civil war and the violence in the 1990’s.
Contact: Barbara Hufker | bhufker@stlcc.edu

Feminist Café 
Meramec - BA 105
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us in a Feminist Café! Discuss exciting questions while enjoying some good company. All are welcome to attend—whether you have never heard of feminism, have questions about what feminism is, or have come up with your own definition of feminism. We hope you’ll join us! Meramec student Ari Schliesser will moderate the discussion.

Guest Speaker - Dr. Andrea Nichols 
Forest Park - SC-032 Cafe West
9 a.m.

"Sex Trafficking: The Basics and Sex Trafficing in St. Louis"

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Symblooing to Form a More Perfect Union – “You Go Ladies!” 
Florissant Valley - SS108
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Student groups will create a personal learning environment using Symbloo around their interpretation of the Women’s History Month theme: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union.” At the end of the Symbaloo lesson, students will have a custom Internet Dashboard featuring videos, websites, and images. Next, they will share these dashboards with others via oral presentations.
Contact: Amy Brown-Marshall | abrownmarshall@stlcc.edu

Street Theater: From South America to Africa to Meramec 
Meramec - BA 105
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Meramec English Professor Pamela Garvey presents a brief history of participatory theater as social activism, with a focus on its origins in South America, recent projects focusing on women’s rights in Africa, and some projects in the United States. The presentation culminates in a preview of what Meramec can expect from students at this year’s Play Eruption, which will take place during the Meramec Writing Festival April 5-6, and will involve collaboration between students in political science, sociology, theater and English classes.

Sign the “Pledge for Parity” 
Meramec - Various locations on the Meramec campus
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 across the world, and this year’s theme is “Pledge for Parity.” As we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women on this day, we must also be aware that progress has slowed in many places across the world. Urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity! Please stop by our tables—look for us around campus—and sign the pledge! Co-Sponsored by Black Students Empowerment and Education Club.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Photographic Work of Mary Dorsey & Jane Linders 
Florissant Valley - Gallery ADMIN, 2nd floor of the Administration Building
1:30 p.m. | Exhibition on display thru April 7th

Gallery talk featuring the work of two women photographers.
Contact: Deb Jenkins | djenkins77@stlcc.edu | 314-513-4375

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tell Me a Story 
Florissant Valley - Theatre
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Tell Me a Story will consist of a Readers Theatre performance and roundtable. Students will perform a reading of Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use.” Following this performance, three faculty members will offer insight into the story from their respective fields. Julia Jenner will discuss the craft of quilting (on which the story hinges); Bob Langnas will discuss what makes something “worthy” of becoming a museum piece; and Linda Collins will offer information about the 60s and the particular developments and attitudes prevalent in African-American history during the time the story is set.
Contact: Sarah Fielding | sfielding@stlcc.edu and Carol Hake | chake@stlcc.edu

Forming a More Perfect Union by making a PACT – Uniting Women through Communication Effectiveness 
Florissant Valley - C 102
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Participants will learn about gender differences in speech patterns. They will apply four principles (PACT) that will help unite them and promote communication effectiveness.
Contact: Julie Copp | jcopp@stlcc.edu | 314-513-4172

Unveil Your Inner Black Girl Magic 
Meramec - SC 125
What is #Black Girl Magic? Guest Speaker Rhonda Adams will reveal and crack the secret codes of Black Girl Magic and show you how to utilize your conventional talent as a way to empower yourself and other black women.Co-Sponsored by the Black Student Empowerment and Education Club.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Guest Speaker - Dr. Noor S Borbieva 
Forest Park - SC-032 Cafe East
12 noon

"Women Spiritual Leaders in Central Asia, Past and Present: Fostering Community, Wielding Authority, Inspiring Devotion"

Monday, March 21, 2016

Women Illustrators of the Golden Era 
Florissant Valley - Classroom H 102
1 - 2 p.m. 

These women were the first women of graphic communications. They opened the door for others.
Contact: Julia Jenner | jjenner@stlcc.edu

Feminist Café 
Meramec - BA 105
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us in a Feminist Café! Discuss exciting questions while enjoying some good company. All are welcome to attend—whether you have never heard of feminism, have questions about what feminism is, or have come up with your own definition of feminism. We hope you’ll join us! Meramec student Ari Schliesser will moderate the discussion.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Women in Politics, Keeping It Local 
Florissant Valley - TC 105/107
11:15 a.m.

Panel discussion of four local female grassroots politicians to talk about their experiences and answer questions about politics in St. Louis county. The invited participants are: Ella Jones, Ferguson City Council (first Black female on the council), Hon. Yolanda Fountaine-Henderson, City of Jennings Mayor (first Black and female in that position), Dr. Thurman, Ferguson-Florissant School District Board, and Sharon Pace, Missouri State Representative.
Contact: LaRhonda Wilson | llwilson@stlcc.edu and Wesley Bell | wbell@stlcc.edu

The Illusionists 
Meramec - Open Classroom Showing - SO 105
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
The Illusionists is a feature-length documentary about consumer culture and the marketing of unattainable beauty ideals around the world.About the film:Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. The Illusionists turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Career & Networking Fair 
Florissant Valley - MPR
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Contact: Michela Walsh | mwalsh@stlcc.edu

Guest Speaker - Dr. Nina Thompson 
Forest Park - SC-032 Cafe West
10 a.m.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Florissant Valley - SM 203
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Women who have been to prison share their stories. Come hear them share how they're reclaiming their lives, families and destinies.
Contact: Myrtle Alexander, Campus Life | malexander@stlcc.edu and LaRhonda Wilson | llwilson@stlcc.edu

Monday, March 28, 2016

Feminist Café 
Meramec - BA 105
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join us in a Feminist Café! Discuss exciting questions while enjoying some good company. All are welcome to attend—whether you have never heard of feminism, have questions about what feminism is, or have come up with your own definition of feminism. We hope you’ll join us! Meramec student Ari Schliesser will moderate the discussion.

He Named Me Malala 
Florissant Valley - SS 102
1 - 3:30 p.m.
2015 American documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim. The film presents the young Pakistani female activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who has spoken out for the rights of girls, especially the right to education, since she was very young. The film also recounts how she miraculously survived and has become even more eloquent in her quest after being hunted down and shot by a Taliban gunman as part of the organization’s violent opposition to girls’ education.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Celebrating the Power of Women 
Florissant Valley - TC 105/107
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
As March comes to a close, join us in celebrating women throughout history who have empowered others through their time, talent, and leadership. Along with examples of such women, provided by sociology students, we will honor Lonetta Oliver, Associate Professor of English and Professional Development Coordinator for the FV campus.
Contact: Annie Wagganer | awagganer3@stlcc.edu


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Women Helping Women seminar - Woman, Mind Your Manners! 
Florissant Valley - PDR-A 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Table Manners, Etiquette and information for a Formal Meal
Limited seating. Must RSVP to Lonetta Oliver by March 28.
Contact: Lonetta Oliver in CTL | loliver38@stlcc.edu