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Women's History Month 2023

Women's History Month 2022

Flower with words Women Providing Healing Promoting Hope   Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope

The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.

WHM Events at STLCC

February 28 - March 31

Forest Park

Forest Park Gallery of Contemporary Art Exhibit
Victories and Memory Loss
Amelia Jones and Janice Wallace


March 3 - April 1

Meramec

Meramec Humanities East, Room 133
Double Vision: Melody Evans/Kimber Mallett Art Exhibit

In the context of an artist’s anxiety and anger over environmental and social ills, do the formal qualities of beauty and design create a sense of equanimity and inspire worthy goals? The two artists in this exhibit grapple with the tension between these ideas through digital prints and mixed-media sculptural objects, seeking to provide a quiet voice that speaks to loud issues.

Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6-8 p.m.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022


Florissant Valley

Yoga
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Florissant Valley PE-233

Presenter: Neelima Bhavsar

Yoga for meditation is a gentle approach to unite our body and mind.  We will stretch, attain some postures (asana), do some breathing exercises and slide into a short, guided meditation.  Please come on an empty or very light stomach.  Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. 


Florissant Valley and Online

Restorative Justice: What It Is & How it Works
Noon to 12:50 p.m.
Florissant Valley SS-103 and Virtual Click here to join the meeting

Presenter: LaRhonda Wilson, Associate Professor of Sociology 

Join us for a session that explores the theory and practice of restorative justice.  Participants will learn about this approach to repairing harm and honoring community, while engaging in a restorative circle.


Thursday, March 3, 2022


Florissant Valley and Online

Woman Love Thyself: Overcoming Negative Impacts to Self Esteem
1 to 2:30 p.m. 
Florissant Valley MPR and Virtual Click here to join the meeting

Presenter: Melphina Amos, TRiO

Woman Love Thyself is tailored towards women to help promote positive self-esteem, self-care, and self-confidence.  This empowering session aspires to open your eyes to positive reinforcement in words and actions.


Meramec

The Seven Goddesses of Ancient Crete and Greece: A Lecture by Dr. Martha Beck (Professor of Philosophy, Lyon College)
3-5 PM (Central)
Meramec Lecture Hall 101

This lecture is based on Dr. Beck's book in which she describes seven goddesses and applies the symbolic images represented by them to her own life and invites the audience to apply these archetypes to their own lives or those of women they know or women in the public eye. Every woman possesses these types of energy because it emerges naturally during the life cycle. All of them are distorted and corrupted by male domination. Dr. Beck goes through them all briefly: Artemis (woodswoman, animal-lover, environmentalist), Athena (lover of justice and wisdom, leader of organizations and institutions), Hera (wife, leader in organizations focused on developing a high quality of life, loyal wife), Aphrodite (vision-carrier who inspires men and women and non-binary to become pregnant, whether biological or to create new ideas, new organization, works of art), Demeter (mother, nurturer of earth and of her children), Persephone (victim of rape and abduction, she who listens to those who have suffered and helps them heal), and Hestia (the reflective one, who brings people together at the hearth at home, providing the opportunity to engage in dialogue and become wiser about how to live and balance all the sacred passions).


Monday, March 7, 2022


Online

Mastering Mindfulness – Part 1
10 to 11 a.m.
Virtual ZOOM Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86490419831?pwd=bVNGcCtsNHoyMDFNdWNQajBhbGNYZz09

Presenter: William Duffin, Continuing Education Instructor

Are you easily affected by thoughts, feelings and sounds around you? Do you find meditation difficult because your mind is too busy? Explore mindfulness as a method to improve your memory and find a clearer understanding of your purpose in life. Begin engaging the world with your entire mind instead of fleeting, uncontrolled thoughts. Learn tools to stretch your mind in amazing ways.


Tuesday, March 8, 2022


Florissant Valley

Women and I-270 Construction
3 to 4 p.m.
Florissant Valley Emerson Lobby

Presenters: Ploisongsaeng Intaratip and Tabitha Locke, MoDOT

The I-270 construction - we drive through it every day as we come to campus. What may seem like an annoyance to the average commuter is also a creator of jobs and opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, including women. Join us for a discussion with some of those women about the roles they play in this important project and the many opportunities for women in Civil Engineering and Construction. 


Online

One Woman's Journey in Comics
1 - 2 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85900898550?pwd=djVCenFsNFA2MnBxWERrekZmQnhNdz09

Christina “Steenz” Stewart is a St. Louis-based cartoonist and editor. She served as editor and illustrator for the graphic novel Archival Quality and currently writes and illustrates the comic Heart of the City. Join us as she discusses her creative process and journey, as well as the comics she creates.Advance digital copies of Steenz’s Heart Takes the Stage will be given out as door prizes to five lucky attendees.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022


Online

Mastering Mindfulness – Part 2
10 to 11 a.m.
Virtual ZOOM Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89813181950?pwd=ZnNPVjBPaVF5QlRYOGlnZE91cGhCdz09

Presenter: William Duffin, Continuing Education Instructor

Are you easily affected by thoughts, feelings and sounds around you? Do you find meditation difficult because your mind is too busy? Explore mindfulness as a method to improve your memory and find a clearer understanding of your purpose in life. Begin engaging the world with your entire mind instead of fleeting, uncontrolled thoughts. Learn tools to stretch your mind in amazing ways.


Thursday, March 10, 2022


Florissant Valley

Dogs on Duty Therapy Dogs
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Florissant Valley Student Center Hallway 


Meramec

Women in Comedy
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Meramec Lecture Hall 102

From Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett to Wanda Sykes, Tig Notaro and Kirkwood native Nikki Glaser, women have had an important place in comedy. Enjoy the stand-up comedy of three local female comedians as they perform on the Meramec campus. After their sets, stick around for a question and answer session to learn more about their time in comedy and how they’ve navigated an industry that is often dominated by men. No cover charge!


Online

Groundbreakers, Rule-Breakers & Rebels: Unstoppable St. Louis Women
2 - 3 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88529102205?pwd=NG5XNjZscGZSeXpEdkxmbmI5VTY1dz09

In her book Groundbreakers, Rule-Breakers, & Rebels, Katie J. Moon tells the stories of 50 female pioneers with ties to St. Louis, from European-born settlers such as Marie-Thérèse Bourgeois Chouteau to early-20th-century cookbook author Irma Rombauer and renowned activist poet Maya Angelou. Moon also uncovers histories of lesser-known figures who proved equally important to building the foundations of this city. Whether world-famous or not, each of the trailblazing women in this book faced a host of specific obstacles and restrictions in their chosen fields that existed solely because of their gender. Their victories were all hard won and well earned. But when women’s focus turned toward suffrage, they were unstoppable. Copies of Moon’s book will be given out as door prizes to 10 lucky attendees.


Thursday, March 24, 2022


Online

Ignite the Light Inside Yourself and Others
9:45 to 10:45 a.m. 
TEAMS Link: Click Here to Join the Meeting

Presenter: Amy Brown-Marshall, Associate Professor of Communications, and students in her Public Speaking class

Say goodbye to dark clouds and learn how you can be a hope builder through competent communication. At the end of the session, you will be able to demonstrate the power of positive self-talk.


Meramec

CHARIS - Live Performance
https://www.charischorus.org/
7 - 8 pm
Meramec Cafeteria

The Greek word “charis” can mean grace, kindness or a member of the charities. It also refers to goddesses representing the most favorable qualities of women. CHARIS is a diverse group of singers united in mission to perform music that celebrates and encourages women and the LGBTQ+ community. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear them perform and share their vision of how they make change for women through music.


Monday, March 28, 2022


Online

The Importance of Childcare Workers During the Pandemic
10 a.m. to Noon

Virtual Zoom Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81450427977?pwd=NGYycWdYcmJwV1BzYXU5NmlzUVBQZz09

Presenter: Jasmin Marshall, District Program Coordinator of Child and Family Development 

Join graduates of the STLCC Child and Family Development program for a panel discussion on how childcare workers served as first responders during the pandemic.  


Friday, April 22, 2022


Florissant Valley

The Adria Award presentation
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Florissant Valley Student Center, PDR A.

The Adria Award is named after retired STLCC-Florissant Valley colleague, Adria Werner, and is presented annually during Women’s History Month. This award gives us the opportunity to honor a woman who exemplifies dynamic service to our Florissant Valley community. 


WHM Events at St. Louis Public Library

WHM Events at St. Louis County Library

Books

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