Women's History Month at NVC

Women's History Month

March 2021

Women’s History Month is an annual National Observance in March. NVC’s Women’s History Month Committee is proud to present this series of feminist programming for 2021. Events are virtual this year, please register for the Zoom link and credit in AlamoExperience. Contact the faculty leads with any questions.

Mission:
The mission of the Women’s History Month Committee is to recognize the scholarly, artistic, professional, and activist contributions of women. Our mission is also to recognize women’s work and women’s issues including how they intersect with race, class, and sexuality. To do so, we aim to provide space for educational events from a feminist perspective, promoting a commitment to diversity and aiming to achieve social justice and women’s empowerment. We also participate in or involve our campus in service related to furthering these goals.

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WHM 2021 EVENTS:

March 4 - The Art of Behaving Badly with the Guerrilla Girls

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The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

The Art of Behaving Badly with the Guerrilla Girls

Thursday, March 4, 1-2pm

The Guerrilla Girls are a feminist collective of activist artists whose work confronts discrimination, racism, sexism and corruption in the art world...and beyond! Their artwork and actions combine informed research with data and a humorous hook to rattle powerful institutions, expose bad behavior, and demand change. Guerrilla Girls are renowned internationally, wearing gorilla masks during public appearances while assuming the names of dead female artists. A statement from the group reads, ‘Our anonymity keeps the focus on the issues, and away from who we might be: we could be anyone and we are everywhere.” This lecture will take the audience through the evolution of their artistic practice since the formation of the group in 1985. Artist lecture concludes with a 20-minute Q & A with the audience.

Sign up at the following link:
https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6948114

Faculty contact: Professor Rachael M Bower, rbower3@alamo.edu

March 18 - YouTube and Feminism: A Talk from Emma of the Channel Emmmabooks

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The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

YouTube and Feminism: A Talk from Emma of the Channel Emmmabooks

Thursday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am

For this Northwest Vista College Women's History Month event, come and hear from successful YouTuber Emma Giordano from theBookTube channel Emmmabooks. Emma will discuss her love of books, what feminism means to her, how it influences her YouTube content, and more. Attendees will have a chance to ask Emma questions as well!

Supported by the Student Activity Fee.

Sign up at the following link:
https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6964876

Zoom Link
Zoom Information:
Meeting ID: 987 1584 8409
Passcode: 553253

Questions? Contact: Dr. Gardin, mgardin@alamo.edu

March 22 - Confronting Anti-Blackness, Nativism, and Xenophobia in Latinx Communities
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Confronting Anti-Blackness, Nativism, and Xenophobia in Latinx Communities

March 22, 11am-12pm

Movement artist Fabiola Ochoa Torralba will discuss building relationality with Afro, Indigenous, and Black communities. This presentation and part reflection will explore lessons learned from solidarity efforts as a movement artist, dance instructor, choreographer, cultural worker, activist, and organizer. The goal is to uphold practices that confront anti-Blackness, nativism, and xenophobia especially as it relates to those living along coastal edges and other margins of society.

Supported by the Student Activity Fee.

Sign up at the following link:
https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7004286

Questions? Contact: Professor Brittany Lopez, blopez128@alamo.edu

March 24 - Beyond Binaries: a presentation and conversation with transgender activist Jessica Lynn
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Beyond Binaries: a presentation and conversation with transgender activist Jessica Lynn

March 24, 11am-12:15pm

Jessica Lynn, a Kinsey Institute Global Ambassador and transgender activist will be speaking via Zoom. She will talk about gender and sexual identities, as well as discuss the experiences and struggles of LGBTQ+ people. A Q&A will follow.

Supported by the Student Activity Fee.

Sign up at the following link:
https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7004299

Questions? Contact:

Professor Corina González-Stout, cgonzalez-stout@alamo.edu
Professor Sarah Ball, sball14@alamo.edu

March 24 - Gender, Sexuality, Identity: Decentering Settler Ego
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Gender, Sexuality, Identity: Decentering Settler Ego

March 24, 11am-12:15pm

Érica Alcocer is a non-Black 3rd generation Mexican-American queer non-binary femme of color of Spanish and Indigenous descent. As a community organizer & cultural worker, Érica’s focuses are in radical social and self-awareness, abolition, disability/transformative justice, decolonization and Texas/México/borderland curanderismo. This session will help us locate ourselves in our work while addressing how "settler ego" can hinder us from showing up in community-based work. We will build on our foundational concepts of gender, sexuality, identity, and social location while learning how to lean into Transformative Justice practices.

Supported by the Student Activity Fee.

Sign Up at the Following Link:
https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6967885

Questions? Contact: Veronica Luna, vluna81@alamo.edu

March 25 - N.M.I.R. (Negra. Morena. India. Roach.): Performance Screening & Artist Talk
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

N.M.I.R. (Negra. Morena. India. Roach.): Performance Screening & Artist Talk

March 25, 11am-12pm

Fabiola Ochoa Torralba will share and discuss ‘N.M.I.R.’ (Negra. Morena. India. Roach.), a 13-minute work that explores Afro-Indigenous identity. Race, sex, gender, class, and colonialism are deconstructed from the lens of an immigrant who grew up in the U.S. amongst Cumbia, Hip Hop, and Booty dance cultures. The ritual-like dance performance is a means to reflect on the representation of past-present-future migrant, displaced, and diaspora bodies. The screening and presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Supported by the Student Activity Fee.

Sign up at the following link:
https://alamo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7005668

Questions? Contact: Professor Brittany Lopez, blopez128@alamo.edu

March 25 - Livestream: My Arab Fall
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Livestream: My Arab Fall

March 25, 7pm

My Arab Fall is a multimedia theatrical performance connecting Egypt’s Arab Spring to the plight of San Antonio women in the age of #METOO #YOTAMBIEN or #ANAKAMAN. Seen through the eyes of two women - a naïve yet eager Chicana tourist and an Egyptian activist fighting to change the world she lives in.This piece is a sometimes comical, sometimes harrowing exploration of sexual harassment/assault amid the dramatic social changes taking place in our world today.

Cast: Anna De Luna & Kauthar Harrak-Sharif
Written by: Anna De Luna and Doyle Avant
Directed by: Mellissa Marlowe

Supported by the Drama Department.

Questions? Contact: Mellissa Marlowe, mmarlowe1@alamo.edu

March 30 - Artist Talk with Ariana Brown
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Artist Talk with Ariana Brown

March 30, 9:30-10:45am

Ariana Brown is a Black Mexican American poet with ten years of experience writing, performing, and teaching poetry.

Supported by the Student Activity Fee.

Event will be hosted at the following link:
http://bit.ly/arianabrownatnvc

Questions? Contact:

Veronica Luna, vluna81@alamo.edu
Elladean Moreno, elopez65@alamo.edu
Rosemarie Rodriguez, rrodriguez679@alamo.edu
Dr. Michael Lee Gardin, mgardin@alamo.edu

March 31 - Women in Science Panel
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Women in Science Panel

featuring: Dr. Veronica Galvan of UT Health, Dr. Irene Chapa of UT Health, Dr. Bridget Ford of UIW & Dr. Nicquet Blake of UT Health

March 31, 11am-12:15pm

Join us in an interactive panel with a group of inspirational women leaders in science! Students will have an opportunity to interact with and ask panelists about their career fields and experiences.

Click Here for the Event Flyer

About the Panelists:

  • Dr. Nicquet Blake is Sr. Associate Dean, Director of the IMSD Training Program and Director of Bridges to the Doctoral Degree for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio.
  • Dr. Irene Chapa is the Director for the Office of Recruitment and Science Outreach and Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy at UT Health San Antonio
  • Dr. Bridget Ford is an Assistant Professor of Biology at University of the Incarnate Word.
  • Dr. Veronica Galvan is an Associate Professor at the Long School of Medicine in the department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology. She is part of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Dr. Galvan is a Fellow of the American Aging Association. Additionally, she is a Research Health Scientist, Deputy Editor of Geroscience and Associate Editor of Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences.
  • Dr. Diana Villarreal, MD, PhD, FAAP is the president of Pineapple Pediatrics, Redlands California.
Supported by the Student Activity Fee.

Zoom link for the event:
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/97163111704?pwd=N2lQYi84THVEQXlkeC9pTXB6Z3F4Zz09#success

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Yael Edrey, yedrey1@alamo.edu
Dr. Brian Stout, bstout2@alamo.edu

For Making Northwest Vista College Women's History Month 2021 Virtually Happen, Special Thanks To:

The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee
Northwest Vista College Student Activity Fee
Northwest Vista College Marketing & Strategic Communications