Women's History Month at NVC

Women's History Month (WHM)

March 2022


NVC’s Women’s History Month Committee is proud to present this series of feminist programming for March 2022, supported by the Student Activity Fee. Events are live and virtual this year! Join us to learn from women's rights activists and advocates, artists, educators, writers, performers, medical professionals and researchers from the community and across the country. Events are open to all. There are opportunities to attend lectures and screenings, participate in workshops and collaborate to transform digital content during the 'Editing as Activism Wikipedi-a-thon' in partnership with the library. Please register in AlamoEXPERIENCE to earn credit on your co-curricular transcript and find event details (including the zoom link if virtual). Contact the faculty leads with questions. 


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.


March 1-25 - Foreign Film Screenings to Celebrate Women’s History
March 1-25 - WHM Foreign Movies
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Foreign Film Screenings to Celebrate Women’s History

sponsored by the World Languages Department and the NVC Library

Date: March 1-25


Faculty Contact: Pilar Damron mdamron@alamo.edu

About the Event:
The Department of World Languages, together with the NVC Library, is proud to host this online film streaming event featuring strong female protagonists. Movies are in Spanish, French and German with subtitles. Students can participate in an online discussion after viewing two or more films for an opportunity to win a tuition stipend.

Links to films:

Like Water for Chocolate (Spanish)

Pan’s Labyrinth (Spanish)

La Vie en Rose (French)

Sarah’s Key (French)

Run Lola Run (German)

March 1 - They Taught You Wrong: Metanoia
March 1 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

They Taught You Wrong: Metanoia

live screening of the film by Violeta De Leon Davila, followed by artist talk

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 11am-12:15pm

Location: PCA 108


Faculty Contact: Brittany Lopez, blopez128@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Dance artist Violeta De Leon Davila created the dance film "They Taught You Wrong: Metanoia" to call attention to the alarming rate of femicide in México. This project was supported by the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Her work uses emotive movement to summon our collective courage to speak out against domestic violence wherever it occurs. This is a live screening of the film with artist talk back at the end.

More about the Artist:
Violeta De Leon Davila was recently selected as a Featured Artist for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival in 2021 and awarded an artist grant from Luminaria Artist Foundation in 2020. She has taught Modern Dance with passion for the last decade, her primary teaching technique in Graham, with strong influences of Limon, Release, and Ballet. On several occasions Violeta has performed and choreographed for Festival de Extremadura Danza Contemporánea and Encuentro Metropolitano de Danza Contemporánea.

She is credited with choreographing more than 20 original Modern pieces, and has set Jazz, Lyrical and Musical Theatre pieces for various productions. She was the winner of the 2004 Contemporary Dance Choreography Contest of Northern Mexico, and is the founder of the professional independent group, Pies Descalzos (“Bare Feet”).

In Marfa, an enclave of modern visual artists in far West Texas, she has offered workshops and private lessons, introducing Modern Dance to the Big Bend Region. From 2016-2019 she served as a Board Member of the San Antonio Dance Umbrella. In 2017 she became a Board Member of the Quenedit Dance Theatre and part of the coordinator team of ‘San Antonio Dance Festival’, an annual showcase of pre-professional dancers from south Texas and northern Mexico that also features guest performances of international professionals. Her students and choreography have earned accolades at prestigious national competitions, including the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP).

A native of Monterrey, México; Violeta graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Performing Contemporary Dance from Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León and currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Administration. She is married, and the mother of two young boys.

March 2 - ‘Sisterhood Is’ a virtual discussion
March 2 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

‘Sisterhood Is’

a virtual discussion with author, activist, and women’s rights advocate Robin Morgan

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Location: Zoom


Faculty Contact: Rachael Bower, rbower3@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Feminist, author, and activist Robin Morgan will share her experiences with the International Women's Movement, of which she has played a central role. She will also speak about her work editing the feminist anthologies 'Sisterhood is…’ This is a virtual visit on Zoom with Q&A.

More about the Artist:
Her 1970 anthology Sisterhood Is Powerful has been widely credited with helping to start the contemporary feminist movement, and was cited by the New York Public Library as “one of the 100 most influential books of the 20th century.”

Recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize (Poetry) among other honors, and former Editor-in-Chief of Ms. Magazine, she founded the Sisterhood Is Global Institute, and co-founded (with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem) the Women’s Media Center. She currently writes and hosts WMC Live with Robin Morgan, a syndicated weekly radio program with a national and international audience in 110 countries around the world.

March 7 - 'Our Future Depends on You' a virtual discussion
March 7 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

'Our Future Depends on You'

a virtual discussion with illustrator Lisa Congdon

Date: Monday, March 7, 11am-12:15pm

Location: Zoom


Faculty Contact: Rachael Bower, rbower3@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Virtual lecture with Lisa Congdon, artist, illustrator, educator, and writer. Lisa will share her work and speak about how feminism and social justice informs her creative practice. She will also address her road to becoming an artist, author and share practical advice for emerging creatives.

More about the Artist:

Lisa Congdon is an internationally known fine artist, illustrator, and writer. She makes art for clients around the globe, including Target, Amazon, Method, Comme des Garcons, Crate & Barrel, REI, and MoMA, among many others. She is the author of ten books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist and Find your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic. She is the host of the podcast The Lisa Congdon Sessions and she teaches Creative Entrepreneurship at Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Lisa is self-taught and didn’t achieve momentum in her career until she was nearly 40 years old. Despite her untraditional path, nearly 15 years later, Lisa has achieved recognition, not just as an artist, but as a leader in the industry for her work in fundraising, knowledge sharing, mentoring, and teaching. In March of 2021, she was named One of the 50 Most Inspiring People and Companies According to Industry Creatives published in Ad Week. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. 

March 9 - 'Early Feminism in the Hispanic World' a virtual lecture
MAR 9 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

‘A Muslim Princess and a Catholic nun: Early Feminism in the Hispanic World’

a virtual lecture with professor Pilar Damron

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 1pm-2:00pm

Location: Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID:
925 7824 3022


Faculty Contact: Pilar Damron, mdamron@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Looking at one woman from the Old World in medieval Spain and another from the New World in 17th Century Mexico, one Muslim and the other Catholic, in this presentation we will discover the life and work of two remarkable women.

March 22 - Breaking Myths of Sexual Violence with the Rape Crisis Center
MAR 22 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Breaking Myths of Sexual Violence with the Rape Crisis Center

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 9:30am-10:45am

Location: HH 215 and Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID:
954 6977 4898


Faculty Contact: Michael Lee Gardin mgardin@alamo.edu, Teri Dimas tgarza14@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Education Advocates of the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio will help attendees understand the myths about sexual violence, why they exist, and how to challenge them in an effort to reduce violence.


At Alamo Area Rape Crisis Center, we support and empower all survivors of sexual assault. Through our dynamic partnerships and collaborations, we continue to focus on prevention education to end sexual violence in our community.

  • Our team is dedicated to significantly decreasing the number of those impacted by sexual assault. We practice a multi-disciplinary approach to support our community with a responsive medical team, sensitive law enforcement department, and an active prosecution system.
  • Our dedicated clinical team understands the importance of care before, during and after an assault occurs.
March 23 - ‘I Remember Everything’ a virtual artist lecture with printmaker Kathryn Polk
March 23 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

‘I Remember Everything’ 

a virtual artist lecture with printmaker Kathryn Polk 

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 11am-12:15pm

Location: Zoom

Faculty Contact: Rachael Bower, rbower3@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Kathryn Polk’s work is a collection of personal narratives that reference the past and the present, often critical of politics and gender roles. Growing up in the 50s and 60s, expectations for women to achieve a position other than domestic caregiver was highly unusual, and often frowned upon. Her work is a visualization of the memories and thoughts through the eyes of the women in her family. Polk will speak about her life, education and artwork during this virtual collaboration with the Fine Arts department. Check out her prints on virtual exhibition in the PCA Virtual Gallery from March 21-May 1.

More about the Artist:
Kathryn Polk was born in 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee where she studied Fine Art at the Memphis Academy of Art and The University of Memphis. Polk is co-owner of L VIS Press, a print studio dedicated to the development of more eco-friendly stone lithography techniques. L VIS Press recently relocated from Arizona to Indiana.

Polk is a lithographer whose work draws on her own experience, family history and critique of how women are treated in society. Kathryn Polk (born 1952) studied at the Memphis Art Academy and The University of Memphis. She lives and works in Tucson, Arizona where she is the co-owner of LVIS Press, a lithography print studio. She is represented by the Wally Workman Gallery. Polk’s lithographs are in the collections of The National Academy of Fine Art (Hangzhou, China), The University of Auckland (St. Auckland Central, New Zealand), Yonsei University Wonju Campus (Korea), University of Wales (Aberystwyth, UK), Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art (France), The University of Colorado-Boulder, Special Collections at The Denver Art Museum (CO), The University of Arizona Museum of Art(Tucson), St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY), The University of California-Davis Gorman Museum and Proyecto ‘Ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

March 24 - Reviving Ophelia: Artist Talk with Sophie Sanders
March 24 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

'Reviving Ophelia'

a virtual artist talk with artist Sophie Sanders

Date: Thursday, March 24, 1pm-2:00pm

Location: Zoom


Faculty Contact: Sabra Booth sbooth5@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Sophie Sanders will discuss her studio art practice. Her work expresses an abiding love for diversity and the interconnectedness of people, the natural world, textiles, patterns, and vibrant color. She opens herself to the influence of others and make images that respond to struggles for equality and human rights, particularly for people of African descent and those who identify as women. Being a part of the Jewish Diaspora has led to her interest in many other diaspora experiences.

More about the Artist:

Sophie Sanders is a multidisciplinary artist and professor of art history, who was born and spent her childhood in New York City. Sanders has also collaborated on curatorial projects, and she practices yoga and dance.

She earned a BFA in Printmaking from the School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis, MO; an MFA in Printmaking from the Slade School of Art, University College London, England; and a Ph.D. in Art History from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

March 28 - ‘Persistence in Female Leads' with Molly Idle
MAR 28 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

‘Persistence in Female Leads'

a virtual discussion with illustrator and author Molly Idle

Date: Monday, March 28, 12:30pm-1:45pm

Location: Zoom


Faculty Contact:Yael Edrey yedrey1@alamo.edu and Rachael Bower rbower3@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Stories with strong female leads come to life on the pages of Molly Idle's children's books. Join us for a virtual chat with the Caldecott Honor winning author and illustrator about the role of persistence, friendship, and feminism in her stories.


Molly Idle is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book Flora and the Flamingo (and the rest of the Flora books too). She’s also the creator of the Rex series (which includes Tea Rex and Sea Rex), and the mermaid tales Pearl and Coral.

Prior to pursuing a career in picture books, Molly worked as an artist for DreamWorks Feature Animation studios in California, but has since set up shop in the sunny state of Arizona, where she works and lives with her marvelous, multigenerational family which includes: her brilliant husband, two mercurial sons, two remarkable parents, two snugly cats and an inseparable pair of lovebirds. 


March 28 - Wildcat Wiki-athon: Editing as Activism
MAR 28 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Wildcat Wiki-athon: Editing as Activism

Date: Monday, March 28, 1pm-4:00pm

Location: RLC Building 


Faculty Contact: Rose Rodriguez rrodriguez679@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Wikipedia's gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey 2010 UNU-MERIT Survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female: more recent research 2013 Benjamin Mako Hill survey points to 16% globally and 22% in the US. The data relative to trans and non-binary editors is basically non-existent. That's a big problem. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: gaps in participation create gaps in content.

We can be part of the solution and make changes. Join us for a fun and engaging editing event of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. Not sure where to get started? No worries, we will be by your side to help you along the way!

We will be focusing on improving articles by practicing research and writing skills and adding citations to credible sources to improve the quality of articles. Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians will be provided. Dive in and be bold! We need you!

Visit the LibGuide prior to Editathon: https://nvcguides.libguides.com/NVCWHMEditathon

March 30 - Women’s Health Panel
MAR 30 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

Women’s Health Panel

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 11am-12:15pm

Location: Zoom


Faculty Contact:Yael Edrey yedrey1@alamo.edu and Brian Stout

About the Event:
Reproductive health is crucial for overall well-being, and too often the health of women is overlooked. Whether this is caused by lack of information, misinformation, or the impacts of societal shame and stigma about sexuality, this panel seeks to provide attendees with a wealth of information about reproductive health. In addition, our panelists will help provide career information pertaining to the health care field in the clinical and research setting. This event is open to all genders, and all are welcome. Please join us!

Our panelists:

-Dr. Angela Rodriguez Boyd MD, PhD
Assistant Professor/Clinical
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Depart of Obstetrics and Gynecology

-Dr. Holly Hernandez, DPT
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
Owner of Lotus Rehab

-Dr. Marcela Mazo, MD
Assistant Professor/Clinical
Mays Cancer Center
Dept of Hematology/Oncology

March 31 - ‘Reproductive Media: Art, Activism and Collaboration'
MAR 31 - WHM Event
The NVC Women's History Month Planning Committee presents:

‘Reproductive Media: Art, Activism and Collaboration'

a virtual artist talk and feminist zine workshop

Date: Thursday, March 31, 9:30am-12:15pm

Location: PCA 125 and Zoom


Faculty Contact: Rachael Bower, rbower3@alamo.edu

About the Event:
Reproductive Media is a feminist collaboration between artists Cayla Skinner-Braucle and Danielle Wyckoff. This is a project that focuses on all things family, gender, sex, and reproduction. The artists will speak about their artwork, feminism, motherhood, advocacy, and the mission of their collaboration. A collaborative virtual zine workshop will follow, to introduce feminist tactics in self-publishing, while facilitating creative discussion and teamwork. Sign in to join the fun virtually-participation will be facilitated in person and online. Classes are encouraged to stream the event and make a collaborative zine (contact Rachael Bower rbower3@alamo.edu with questions).

NVC’s Library will host Reproductive Media’s traveling zine library for Women's History Month, available for class checkout and pop-up events in March. 


We (Cayla Skillin-Brauchle and Danielle C. Wyckoff) have come together to birth Reproductive Media, a project that focuses on all things family, gender, sex, and reproduction.

Part of Reproductive Media’s larger mission is to provide educational and advocacy materials and support. Current resources we have produced as free booklets include ways to advocate for family-friendly* workplaces, suggestions for creating more inclusive educational settings, and other tools to advocate for legislative change such as ones that would support families for medical leave. (*We recognize an inclusive definition of family and remember that people receive love and support from partners, elders, children, siblings, lovers, pets, friends, and more.)

Reproductive Media stems from our shared investment in discussion and because our individual artistic practices utilize conversation and crowdsourcing as a tactic to research and create projects. Our projects focus on the ‘local,’ whether that be a site or a community, and both projects collect responses that fuel our individual artwork in other material forms.

We believe that critical discussions require space. Reproductive Media creates such a space, one that is a public yet private forum, to talk about all things family, sex, gender, and reproduction: the choice to parent or not; the experiences of non-binary lives; governmental policy that is restrictive and policy that is protective; the challenges and rewards of parenting; experiences of becoming a parent through adoption, foster care, birth, or other paths; LBGQTIA+ rights; infertility and the emotional, physical and financial implications; miscarriage and fetal loss; birth control; abortion; models of prenatal care and giving birth (medical model and midwifery model); reproductive rights; reproductive privilege based on identity and socio-economics; sex; babies; gender; consent.

For Making Northwest Vista College Women's History Month 2022 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

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