STLCC-Florissant Valley 2020 Women’s History Month Celebrations
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Learn about the accomplishments of extraordinary women in history as St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley celebrates Women’s History Month.
This year’s theme is "Valiant Women of the Vote." Two events provide opportunities to register to vote. All of Florissant Valley events are located on campus, 3400 Pershall Road. They are free and open to the public.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4: "Debating Suffrage," noon-1 p.m., Training Center Rooms 202, 204. Jennifer Medeiros, professor of history and geography, and Mike Metroulas, assistant professor of political science, will take pro and con positions on the issue of women’s suffrage. Light refreshments provided.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6: Friday Films -- "Women in Politics,” noon-1 p.m., Student Center, Multipurpose Room. This film profiles women in public office who were “firsts” in their fields. Light refreshments provided.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11: "African American Champions of Women’s Suffrage and Voter Education," *11 a.m.-noon, Instructional Resources, Third Floor. Linda H. Collins, associate professor of history, will cover the struggle African American women faced during the suffrage movement. A few figures include Shirley Chisholm, congresswoman; Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and suffragist; and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, suffragist and voter educator. Light refreshments provided.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13: Friday Films -- “Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed,” noon-1:45 p.m., Student Center, Multipurpose Room. This documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to seek nomination for the highest office in the land. Light refreshments provided.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26: “A Different Kind of Tender” Exhibition, through April 4 in the Contemporary Art Gallery (Instructional Resources, Room 111). Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artist Lecture on March 26, noon-1 p.m., Humanities, Room 112. Gallery Reception will be March 26, 6-8 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery. Katherine Simóne Reynolds’ practice works to physicalize emotions and experiences by constructing pieces that include portrait photography, video works and choreography. For more information, visit Reynolds’ website or contact Eric Shultis, gallery director, at 314-513-4772.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26: "Your Vote is Your Voice,"* 11 a.m.-noon, Student Center, Multipurpose Room. A representative from the League of Women Voters will talk about voter eligibility, voter registration and the overall importance of voting. Light refreshments provided.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27: Friday Films -- “Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony,” noon-2 p.m., Student Center, Multipurpose Room. The first installment in American filmmaker Ken Burns’ documentary on the women’s suffrage movement, the film depicts the early years of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
TUESDAY, MARCH 31: Equali-Tea and Presentation of “The Adria Award,” noon-1:30 p.m., Student Center, Innovation Station. Raise a glass (or cup) of tea to our Adria winner and learn how tea parties played an important role in the suffrage movement. Refreshments provided.
* The League of Women Voters will be on-site for voter registration before and after this event.