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Honoring Women's History Month at the SDCCD
March 2, 2017
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San Diego Community College District

The San Diego Community College District celebrates Women’s History Month in March with a variety of special exhibitions, lectures, and performances. In addition, SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll will be honored in March by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of 25 women making a difference through extraordinary leadership. Chancellor Carroll and the other honorees are being recognized for making a difference in the world by tackling some of higher education’s toughest challenges and exhibiting extraordinary leadership skills. 

Dr. Maria Nieto Senour

Dr. Maria Nieto will be a featured speaker at the annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series at Mesa College.

Women’s History Month at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges will include the following free public events:

Monday, March 6, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

'Women, Feminism, and the Election of 2016'

Mesa College professors Michelle Rodriguez and Mary Gwin host a panel discussion. 

San Diego Mesa College, G-105, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Wednesday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

'Sixth Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series’

 Dr. Maria Nieto Senour, President of the SDCCD Board of Trustees, will be the guest speaker at the annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series.  Dr. Senour, a professor emeritus at San Diego State University, will speak on the topic “Centering Community, Culture, and Social Justice in Education” during this event presented by the Mesa College Chican/o Studies Department.

San Diego Mesa College, Mesa Commons 211-B, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Thursday, March 9, 11:10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

‘Women Victims: Women Survivors’

Attendees will hear from representatives of several local organizations that work with the victims and survivors of sex trafficking, human trafficking and labor exploitation, as well as one sex trafficking survivor.  Panelists from the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, the Center for Community Solutions and the Center for Justice and Reconciliation will discuss this ongoing issue and let students, faculty and staff know how they can help end violence against women, children and migrant workers. 

San Diego Mesa College, Mesa Commons 211-A/B, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Tuesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

'Get Your Voice Heard'

Action Booths with Dora Schoenberg-Fernandez, Professor of Spanish, Women’s Alliance Club. As a follow up to the successful Women Marches, this event is “dedicated to taking action” and serves as a way to hear from students and show ways to increase civic engagement for those looking to get more involved in politics and activism. During the event, students will learn about how they can use posters, art, postcards, phone calls, letters and emails to express their opinions to elected officials and the community at large.

San Diego Mesa College Quad, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111                                                                               

Wednesday, March 15, from 3 to 5 p.m.

'Women’s Literature Roundtable Discussion'

World Languages Professor April Koch will lead a discussion on women’s literary works.  Those attending can discuss some of their favorite literary works about women, and attendees will receive a free book on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

 

Thursday, March 16, 7 to 8 p.m.

Susana Poretsky, Mezzo-Soprano: ‘Songs of Love and Passion’

San Diego City College's World Cultures Program is privileged to present a one-night concert of opera, ethnic folk songs and modern show tunes performed by the world-renown mezzo-soprano, Susana Poretsky. Poretsky has performed in major opera houses and concert halls around the world including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Paris National Opera, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera of Stockholm, and more. This is a free event, but tickets are limited and attendees must RSVP at surveymonkey.com/r/6TT3T2K.

San Diego City College, Saville Theatre, 14th and C streets, 92101

 

Thursday, March 16, from 12:45 to 2:10 p.m.

‘Resisting Erasure: Women Artists Confront the 20th Century’

 A discussion led by art historians and Mesa College professors Denise Rogers and Cara Smulevitz.

San Diego Mesa College, G-102, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Friday, March 17, from noon to 2 p.m.

‘Mari’s Stewart’s World: Race, Gender, and Activism in the Antebellum North (1830-1850)’

A discussion led by Black Studies Professor Candace Katungi.

San Diego Mesa College, SB-111, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Monday, March 20, from 4 to 5 p.m.

'Turn of the Century Transformations: Women’s Roles and the Fashions that Resulted, 1870-1920'

Professor Susan Lazear will lead this presentation detailing what how fashion was influenced during this half-century period.

San Diego Mesa College, LRC-435, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Wednesday, March 22, from 12:45 to 2:10 p.m.

‘Sixth Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series’

Filmmaker Richard Saiz will screen “My Journey with Gracia” followed by a discussion. Richard Saiz has more than 45 years of experience as a broadcast journalist and documentary producer.

San Diego Mesa College, LRC-435, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Wednesday, March 22, from 4 to 5 p.m.

‘Milicianas: Women on the Sports Field and the Battlefield in Spain’s Civil War’

Mesa College History Professor James Stouts leads a discussion on the vital role women played during the Spanish Civil War.

San Diego Mesa College, LRC-435, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Thursday, March 23, 11 a.m. to noon

‘Women’s Words’

This Event Has Been Canceled.

Women's Words is a collection of stage readings that include contemporary and historical works as well as musical and performance pieces by women presented by students in the Dramatic Arts Program.  The selected pieces weave together to represent women and women's issues across cultures and time.

San Diego Mesa College Quad, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

 

Thursday, March 23, 11 a.m. to noon

‘Nevertheless She Persisted: Addressing the Needs of our Female Students’

Mesa College professors Denise Rogers, Gloria Kim, and Debra Llgorksy tackle this always contemporary issue.

San Diego Mesa College, LRC-435, 7250 Mesa College Drive, 92111

In addition to the above events, the first floor of the Learning Resource Center at Mesa College will be the site of two displays throughout March in recognition of Women’s History Month, ‘Power and Femininity in African Art’ and ‘Empowered Women in History.’

Women’s History Month has its origins as a national celebration in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week.  In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated March as “Women’s History Month.”

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