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Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2020 Calendar-- STLCC at Florissant Valley

Women’s History Month

Calendar of Events

March 2020


Failure is Impossible

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Terry M. Fischer Theatre

The play Failure is Impossible was first performed on August 26, 1995, as part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at the National Archives.  To dramatize the debate for woman’s suffrage, playwright Rosemary Knower was commissioned to write this narrative script, drawing on the Congressional Record, petitions to Congress, personal letters within the legislative records of the Government, and other archival sources such as newspaper editorials and articles, diaries and memoirs.

As this year’s keynote event, the Women’s History Month Committee of St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley will present a staged reading of the script, accompanied by motion graphics courtesy of students in the Animation / Illustration A.A.S. program.

Interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing. There will be a reception in the lobby immediately following the performance.

Failure is Impossible © 1995 by Rosemary H. Knower. No permission or royalty fees are required for educational uses of this script.

The League of Women Voters will be on-site for voter registration before and after this event.


Debating Suffrage

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Training Center, Room 202/204

Jennifer Medeiros, professor of history and geography, and Mike Metroulas, professor of history and political science, will detail the pro & con positions on the issue of women’s suffrage in the years leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment.  Light refreshments provided.


Friday Films - Women in Politics (Runtime: 54 minutes)

Friday, March 6, 2020

Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Student Center – MPR

This film profiles women in public office who were “firsts” in their fields.  From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for the Detroit City Council in 2013, this documentary explores the challenges confronting women in politics in the past, as well as the present. Light refreshments provided.

African American Champions of Women’s Suffrage and Voter Education

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

11:00 a.m. to Noon

3rd floor of Instructional Resources

Linda H. Collins, professor of History, will cover the struggle African American women faced during the suffrage movement. Key figures discussed: Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist and Suffragist); Sojourner Truth (Abolitionist and Suffragist); Ida B. Wells-Barnett (Suffragist and Voter Educator); Mary McLeod Bethune (New Dealer and Voter Educator); Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan (Congresswomen); Stacey Abrams (Georgia Politician and Voter Registration Educator). Light refreshments provided.

The League of Women Voters will be on-site for voter registration before and after this event.


A Different Kind of Tender

Exhibition: February 24 to April 4, 2020 in the Contemporary Art Gallery, IR-111

Artist Talk: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 11:00 12:15 p.m. in Room H-112

Reception: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Contemporary Art Gallery, IR-111

Katherine Simóne Reynolds’ practice works to physicalize emotions and experiences by constructing pieces that include portrait photography, video works, and choreography. In the process of making subtle changes to her practice, she has learned that creating an environment built on intention brings the most disarming feelings to her work. Utilizing the Black body and her own personal narrative as a place of departure has made her question her own navigation of ownership, inclusion, and authenticity within a contemporary gaze. She draws inspiration from Black glamour, the Black athlete, and the Church. Her practice generally deals in Blackness from her own perspective and she continually searches for what it means to produce “Black work.” Additional information on the artist can be found at

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: Eric Shultis, Gallery Director at 314-513-4772.


Friday Films - Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed (Runtime: 77 minutes)

Friday, March 13, 2020

Noon to 1:45 p.m.

Student Center – MPR

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land.  Light refreshments provided.


Your Vote is Your Voice

Thursday, March 26, 2020
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Student Center – MPR

A representative from the League of Women Voters will talk about voter eligibility, voter registration and the overall importance of voting. The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Members of this organization will be available to answer questions and provide voter registration. Light refreshments provided.

The League of Women Voters will be on-site for voter registration before and after this event.


Friday Films - Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (Runtime: 94 minutes)

Friday, March 27, 2020

Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Student Center – MPR

The first installment in Ken Burns’ documentary on the women’s suffrage movement, this program depicts the early years of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. With the help of rarely seen archival materials and voice-over portrayals by well-known actors, viewers learn how the ideas of both women came to maturity and how they became allies in the struggle for women’s rights.


Equali-Tea and Presentation of “The Adria Award”

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Student Center – Innovation Station

Please join the Women’s History Month Committee as we announce the winner of “The Adria Award.”  Named after our former colleague, Adria Werner, we honor a woman on the Florissant Valley Campus who exemplifies dynamic service to our campus community. 

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.


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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000