March is National Women’s History Month. Throughout BPCC’s 49-year history, women have played key roles and significant contributions in the development and advancement of the College.
“In celebration of Women’s History Month, BPCC’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Relations in collaboration with the Library/Learning Commons and Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee will feature three Brown Bag Diversity Roundtables that explore the diverse experiences, challenges, and accomplishments that women from all socioeconomic backgrounds have faced,” said Dr. Cindy Darby, coordinator of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Relations.
As part of the National Women’s History Project, BPCC will host the following scheduled events:
- “Rosa Parks: Telling a ‘Sheroes’ Story”
Wednesday, March 9 @ 2:00 p.m.: A-149
This first roundtable highlighting the collection and legacy of Rosa Parks. A short video will be shown which centers around Parks’ writings during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, letters from presidents, and her work with children.
- “Empowering Women: A Global Outreach Perspective”
Wednesday, March 16 @ 2:00 p.m.: A-149
Featured presenter: Mrs. Velma Kirksey-Tarver, Founder/Director of The Institute of Global outreach
This second roundtable will address Global Awareness and the Walk for Humanity, 5K /1 mile Health Walk to help end world suffering.
- “Her Story Beyond the Stage”
Wednesday, March 23 @ 2:00 p.m.: G-320
Presented by: Mrs. Angelique Feaster-Evans, Founder/Chair of the Mahogany Ensemble Theatre
This presentation will explore the imagery and perception of the way women are portrayed on network television shows such as Scandal, the Have & the Have Nots, and A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway.
For additional information about National Women’s History Month, visit www.nwhp.org.
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