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Events celebrate Women’s History Month
February 28, 2016
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San Diego Community College District

The San Diego Community College District, including San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and San Diego Continuing Education, proudly celebrates Women’s History Month in March with an array of events and exhibits that are free and open to the public.

Among the events:

 

Throughout March

Art exhibition: Matriarchs and Mothers from the Continent of Africa

The exhibit is at the African Art Glass Gallery on the first floor of the Mesa College LRC (Library). Student-led docent tours available upon request, contact Mesa College Professor Denise Rogers, derogers@sdccd.edu

San Diego Mesa College, Learning Resource Center (LR) – Lobby, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

Digital slide show: In Her Own Words: Letters from Women in World War II.

This digital slideshow exhibition features letters written by San Diego women who served in World War II.  A lecture on the exhibit will be given on Tuesday, March 8 (see below).

San Diego Mesa College, Learning Resource Center (LR) – Lobby, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

 

Monday, March 7

Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series, 11 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

As part of the Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture series, the Chicano/Latino Heritage Celebration Committee welcomes Dr. Gail Perez, professor of American Ethnic Literature and Ethnic Studies and co-founder of the Ethnic Studies program at the University of San Diego. 

San Diego Mesa College, H-117/118, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111


Volver, 11:10 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.

A screening of the award-winning film Volver, which details the story of a mother who returns to her home town after her death to fix the situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.

San Diego Mesa College, Learning Resource Center, LR-435, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

 

Tuesday, March 8

Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series, 11 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

 

As part of the Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture series, the Chicano/Latino Heritage Celebration Committee welcomes Rita Sanchez, professor of Chicana/o Studies at Mesa College and pioneer of Chicana empowerment.

San Diego Mesa College, H-117 and 118, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

 

Paratrooper Tom Rice ('46) sent this letter dated June 28, 1944 describing the invasion of Normandy to Professor Lauren Post.

Paratrooper Tom Rice ('46) sent this letter
dated June 28, 1944 describing the
invasion of Normandy to Professor Lauren
Post at San Diego State University.
(Photo courtesy of SDSU)

 

 

Lecture and digital slide show: In Her Own Words: Letters from Women in World War II, 1 - 1:30 p.m.

Mesa College Business professor Lisa Shapiro will give a lecture on “In Her Own Words: Letters from Women in World War II,” a slideshow exhibition of letters written by San Diego women who served in World War II. These women volunteered in the Army, Navy, and with the Army Air Corps, as well as trained pilots, tested bombs, and flew planes.

San Diego Mesa College, Learning Resource Center (LR) - Lobby, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

 

Wednesday, March 9 

Music Department Recital Hour, 1 - 2 p.m.

“Momilani Ramstrum and Friends:  Singing the Dream: Music, Art, Animation,” featuring Mesa College Professor and hybrid musician, Momilani Ramstrum.

San Diego Mesa College, Room C-119, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

 

Thursday, March 17

Women’s Words, Noon

The Mesa College Drama Department presents staged readings of speeches by women throughout history.

San Diego Mesa College, M+S Circle, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111

 

Friday, March 18

Lecture: “Dust Storms and Dying Lakes: Waste, Reasonable and Beneficial Use, and Water Transfers in California,” Noon - 2 p.m.

Mesa College Geography Instructor Alida Cantor will speak as part of the Social Sciences Occasional Lecture Series.

 

Wednesday, March 23

‘Women’s Literature Roundtable Discussion,’ 3 - 5 p.m.

Women’s literature takes center stage in this event, during which those in attendance can discuss some of their favorite literary works about women.

San Diego Miramar College, Room H-105, 10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, 92126

 

Women’s History Month grew from when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8, 1980, as the first National Women’s History Week. By 1986, some 14 states had declared March as Women’s History Month, and Congress declared March as National History Month the following year.

 

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