CANCELLED: WHM: Woman’s History Month 2020

March 3, 2020

Alexa Saavedra, Strategic Communications Coordinator

In recognition of the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society, St. Philip’s College will celebrate National Women’s History Month with a series of educational events throughout March. 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and granted all American women the right to vote. In recognition of the centennial, St. Philip’s College observes the National Women’s History Alliance 2020 Women’s History Month theme, “The Valiant Women of the Vote.” The theme celebrates the women who have fought for women’s right to vote in the United States by honoring 100 years of trailblazing.

SPC’s Women’s History Month Events:

Valiant Women Student Essay Exhibit
St. Philip’s College Faculty member, Sandra Snavely, will host a Valiant Women Student Essay Exhibit March 2-3, 2020 in the Sutton Learning Center 219. 

STEM Lecture Series
Woman’s History Month Lecture Series presents Valiant Women in STEM Fields Panel Discussion on March 4, 2020, in the MLK Campus Heritage Room. The lecture will feature President Dr. Loston, Dr. Stacie Koonhow, Edith Orozco, Karen McGill, EIT, Roxanne Perez and Maria Rodriguez. Meet the speakers.  

Move Texas Voter Drive
In observance of Women's History Month, students, staff, faculty and community members will have the opportunity to register and vote as part of the Move Texas Voter Drive. Visit the Turbon Student Center between March 17–18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. to participate. 

“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History,” or Do They? A Journaling Workshop
In tribute to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, a journaling workshop will use Laura Thatcher Ulrich’s line, “Well-behaved women rarely make history,” as a springboard for participants to write about, to remember, and to celebrate the heroines in our lives and family histories. The workshop, hosted by Lauri Humberson, will take place March 17-18 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Turbon Student Center 217.

Adventurous Women Exploring New Realms
Hear the narratives of adventurous women who have discovered rare archival treasures, ventured into the Khyber Pass, investigated the Bermuda Triangle, revolutionized kidney-transplant technology, pioneered nanotechnology and robotics, or traveled behind the Berlin Wall. Dr. Jeanette Passty will host the event taking place March 23-24, 2020 in the Center for Health Professions.  

"Short-Haired Women" and "Long-Haired Men": How Texans Fought Propaganda and Ridicule to Win Women's Suffrage
The fear-mongers said that giving women the right to vote would destroy society: Women would cut their hair short; men would grow theirs long, and all the world would be upended. Despite the dire warnings, Texas suffragists stoked a statewide movement that led Texas to become the first state in the South to approve the Nineteenth Amendment. Their struggle emphasizes Frederick Douglass's words that "Power concedes nothing without a demand." The lecture will be hosted by Cynthia Pryor on March 25, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Sutton Learning Center 215. 

Women in Non-Traditional Occupations Conference
The 11th Annual Women in Non-Traditional Occupations (WINTO) Conference will be held at St. Philip’s College – Southwest Campus on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. The conference will cater to high school females seeking education and job exploration in career technical education fields. The featured speaker will be April Wilkerson, American Youtuber (channel AprilWilkersonDIY) and Owner of Wilker Do’s, LLC. Other activities include CTE Program demos/sessions, career fair, lab tours and Q&A panel.

Click here to view the official SPC Women’s History Month web page.

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