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Women's History Month

FLC PISO
March 05, 2012

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Women's History Month 2012 will honor those who have secured freedoms for women, and all who have helped liberate women and men from the confining gender roles of the past. Folsom Lake College will celebrate the week of March 5-9. Admission for most events is free (daily parking passes are available for $1) unless otherwise noted. For maps with directions, click here.

Monday, March 5th

Presenter: Professor Deborah Moreno and Students
Title: Living History
Summary: Women in American History students will present and portray well-known women of the past: Pocahontas, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell, Clara Barton, and Jacqueline Kennedy.
When: Monday, March 5, 10:30-11:50am
Where: Folsom campus, Lilac Hall room FL5-113

Presenter: FLC College Nurse Mary Hansen, RN
Title: Should Medical Professionals Treat their Clients as Respected & Equal Partners in Care? A One Book discussion based on "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
Summary: We have the internet and library databases - but doctors only have about a half hour with us (if we're lucky). Should you take on some responsibility for your health care? Should your doctor listen fully and consider your questions, concerns and opinions? How can you be a "partner" in your care? Join the discussion.
When: Monday, March 5, 12noon-1pm
Where: Folsom campus, Falcon's Roost, Peregrine Room (2nd Floor, Next to the Cafeteria)

Tuesday, March 6th

Facilitator: Professor Yvonne Price
Title: The New Face of Feminism (Panel Discussion)
Summary: This presentation will consist of a panel of men who define themselves as feminist. After a short introduction of the panel, each will define what they understand feminism to be and exactly why and how they see themselves as feminist. Is it a consciousness, sensibility, political statement, or does it entail social activism, or all of the above? After their discussion, they will answer questions from the audience.
When: Tuesday, March 6, 12noon-1pm
Where: Folsom campus, Aspen Hall room FL1-8

Organizer: Professor Tracy Rauschkolb
Title: Who is Henrietta Lacks and How Did She Become Immortal?
Summary: Come and participate in a guided discussion based on the FLC One Book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"! This discussion will screen the BBC Documentary "The Way of All Flesh" and then discuss Part One of the book.
When: Tuesday, March 6, 12noon-1pm
Where: Folsom campus, Falcon's Roost, Peregrine Room (2nd Floor, Next to the Cafeteria)

Facilitator: Professor Kathy Leland
Title: Raise Your Voice: A Literary Reading of Works By, For, or About Women
Summary: This "open mic" reading is sponsored by the EDC ENGLT 303 class (Introduction to the Short Story), who will be reading relevant selections of poetry, fiction, biography, or their own original works by, for, or about women. All are welcome to attend and listen or participate as time allows.
When: Tuesday, March 6, 1-2:20pm
Where: El Dorado Center, Library

Wednesday, March 7th

Presenter: League of Women Voters
Title: Before and After Roe v. Wade
Summary: The League of Women Voters Past-President Paula Lee will discuss women's position before and after the Roe v. Wade decision.
When: Wednesday, March 7, 10:30-11:50am
Where: Folsom campus, Lilac Hall room FL5-113

Presenter: League of Women Voters
Title: League of Women Voters and the State of our Direct Democracy
Summary: In the Progressive Era, women's voting rights and California's "direct democracy" (including the initiative which permits voters to pass laws or amend the state constitution) were established in the same spirit of reform; the League of Women Voters has played an important and nonpartisan role in Voter Education ever since. LWV Past-President Paula Lee will discuss the league's history and California's pending state initiatives.
When: Wednesday, March 7, 2:30-3:50pm
Where: Folsom campus, Lilac Hall room FL5-113

Thursday, March 8th

Organizer: Deanne Repetto
Title: Film Screening: "Iron Jawed Angels"
Summary: Come and view a film on the life of Alice Paul during the time she was leading the National Women's Party movement for women's suffrage.
When: Thursday, March 8, 12noon-2pm
Where: El Dorado Center, Community Room (C-102)

Facilitator: Professor Tina Royer
Title: Women in Traditionally Male-Dominated Careers
Summary: Close your eyes and imagine the following people: firefighter, war veteran, police officer, and air traffic controller. Likely, not many people imagine women doing these jobs, even though we know there are successful women who've made careers in all of these fields. This panel includes women who have chosen careers that are non-traditional for women. Hear firsthand why they chose the paths they did, what obstacles they've had to overcome, and why it's been worth it.
When: Thursday, March 8th, 1pm
Where: Folsom campus, Aspen Hall room FL1-8

Presenter: League of Women Voters
Title: League of Women Voters and the State of our Direct Democracy
Summary: In the Progressive Era, women's voting rights and California's "direct democracy" (including the initiative which permits voters to pass laws or amend the state constitution) were established in the same spirit of reform; the League of Women Voters has played an important and nonpartisan role in Voter Education ever since. LWV representative Kathy McCoy will discuss the league's history and California's pending state initiatives.
When: Thursday, March 8, 2:30-3:50pm
Where: El Dorado Center, Community Room (C-102)

Ongoing Activities in March

Organizer: FLC Computer Lab/Library
Title: Women's History Interactive Timeline
Summary: Celebrate the historical icons of Women's History through this interactive journey. The FLC Computer Lab will feature an interactive Women's History exhibit displayed on our catalog computers.
When: March 5-9, 8am-8pm (M-Th), 8:00am-5pm (F)
Where: Folsom campus, Computer Lab

Organizer: Professor Eunyoung Hwang
Title: Honor Our Women
Summary: This is a display wall honoring women in history and in our lives.
When: March 5-9
Where: El Dorado Center, Library

Organizer: Professor Eunyoung Hwang
Title: Colorful Expressions by African-American Female Artists
Summary: This is a presentation of African-American female artists and their works in diverse forms such as paintings, sculptures, architectures, and crafts.
Availability: March 5-30
Where: Folsom campus, LCD Screens

Organizer: Professor Tracy Rauschkolb
Title: Who is Henrietta Lacks and How Did She Become Immortal?
Summary: Come and participate in a guided discussion based on the FLC One Book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks!" This discussion will screen the BBC Documentary "The Way of All Flesh" and then discuss Part One of the book.
When: Thursday, March 29, 12-1pm
Where: Folsom campus, Falcon's Roost, Peregrine Room (2nd Floor, Next to the Cafeteria)

Presenter: Three Stages
Title: Wild Women of Song
Summary: An evening of jazz, cabaret style. Acclaimed vocalist Pamela Rose presents a compelling case for the enduring contributions of women to American music, from Alberta Hunter to Peggy Lee. With archival photos and a five-piece band, it's "a swinging honors course in womankind!" (San Francisco Magazine).
When: Friday, March 30-Sunday, April 1 (times vary)
Where: Three Stages, Stage 2
Tickets are $29-$39 (student tickets are $12). Visit www.threestages.net to purchase tickets.

Organizer: FLC Library
Title: Women's History Book Display
Summary: Come peruse recent titles we've added to the library collection that focus on women's history and other important issues relating to women.
When: March, 8am-8pm (M-Th), 8:00am-5pm (F)
Where: Folsom campus, Library

Organizer: Renee Schafer
Title: Louisa May Alcott Display
Summary: Celebrate the literary and historical achievements of Louisa May Alcott. The FLC Reading and Writing Center will feature a exhibit for visitors to come and learn more about this amazing literary figure.
When: March
Where: Folsom campus, Reading and Writing Center (Cypress Hall room FL2-239)

Organizer: FLC Students, Faculty, and Staff
Title: Honor Our Women Project
Summary: In honor of Women's History Week, the students, faculty, and staff have taken a moment to honor and praise the women who have had a positive impact on their lives. This project is a creative display of text and image that expresses the appreciation we feel for significant women in our lives.
When: March
Where: Folsom campus, Falcon's Roost

Updated: 3/5 at 8am