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Heritage & Health Series Program

Women's History Month 2022

Celebrate with KFJC 89.7 FM

Foothill College radio station KFJC 89.7 FM  is celebrating Women's History throughout the month of March.

  • Tune in for specials hosted by live DJs. as well as programming from our archives.
  • Learn about women's important contributions to music and sound historically and today.
  • You can catch the last two weeks of KFJC programming, including heritage month specials in the KFJC broadcast archives.
  • Check the broadcast forecast to see what you may have missed.

Wednesday, March 2

Women's History Month Opening Ceremony

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month (WHM) with the Foothill Family, honoring our “Ladies in Leadership” with student speakers, employee panel, & music!

Zoom REGISTRATION

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Tuesday, March 8: International Women's Day

Film Discussion: Feminism Ishallah: A History of Arab Feminism 

10-11:50 a.m.
Hearthside Lounge

Featuring Feminism Ishallah: A History of Arab Feminism. Join Sociology Professor, John Fox and Equity Librarian Laura Gamez, as they facilitate a discussion on the film. Come in person to join the discussion or join via Zoom! Students must adhere to all Foothill College COVID-19 Guidelines to come in-person.

FILM LINK

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

Open-Dialogue Day: Multicultural Women’s Panel 

1-2 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge

A group of women with different ethnic backgrounds will discuss their experience being a woman with the context of their culture. From their mother's role, to their personal experiences, to the changes they would like to see in the future - these women will bring a wealth of insight into what it's like being a woman in different cultures. Students must adhere to all Foothill College COVID-19 Guidelines to come in-person.

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

Motivational Moments with Martha

4-4:30 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Join the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC), the Inter Club Council (ICC) and the Women’s History Month Planning Committee in honoring a wonderful woman who has made history, Dr. Martha Kanter. Enjoy her “Women’s History Month: Motivational Moments with Martha” end of the quarter morale boosting, service, leadership, social justice, equity, education and empowerment speech that she will give to her FHDA Family!

BIOGRAPHY

ZOOM REGISTRATION

Wednesday, March 9

Women's History Month Booth & Letter-Writing Station

12-2 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Plaza

Find ASFC in the Cesar Chavez Plaza to celebrate Women's History Month for flyers, KFJC DJ for music, food, drinks, and great conversations! We will also be having a letter-writing station to write letters to the powerful females in our lives. Students must adhere to all Foothill College COVID-19 Guidelines to come in-person.

Thursday, March 10

Feminist Art: Then and Now - A Panel Discussion

12:30-2 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Featuring Marguerite Elliot, Karen LeCocq, and Nancy Youdelman participants of the first Feminist Art program founded by Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro for a panel discussion. 

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

Friday, March 11

Women in STEM Career Pathways Panel

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join by Zoom

In celebration of Women's History Month, join our SLI Diversity in STEM panel discussion with  four amazing women who are working in STEM-related careers, including Yasaman Damestani, Director and Head of Digital Medicine at Karyopharm Therapeutics; Sarnai Gantumur, UX Researcher at Meta Reality Labs via ICONMA; Katherine Mavromatti,software engineer at Noah Medical; Pavini Sethi, Co-Founder at Chipko Asia.  Event hosted by the Foothill Science Learning Institute.

Join by Zoom

 

Read Panelist Biographies Here

Yasaman DamestaniYasaman Damestani, Director and Head of Digital Medicine at Karyopharm Therapeutics. Prior to joining Karyopharm, Yasaman was a Manager in the Digital and Quantitative Medicine group at Biogen and a Senior Engineer in the Device and Final Drug product group at Amgen. Yasaman attended Foothill College from 2007 to 2008, and then transferred to University of California, Davis to complete her Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2010. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Ph.D. in Bioengineering in 2015. Yasaman actively champions diversity and inclusion to enable women to achieve their ambitions, educate each other, and empower a more diverse workforce. 


Sarnai GantumurSarnai Gantumur, UX Researcher at Meta Reality Labs via ICONMA. Previously, Sarnai worked at Amazon Lab126 as a human factors usability specialist, and as a research assistant at Google.  Sarnai's current and past work include wearables, AR, vision science and gamification research. She graduated from Foothill College in 2016, SJSU in 2018 and is currently finishing her master's degree at SJSU. In her free time, Sarnai likes traveling, meeting new people and reading books.


Katherine MavromattiKatherine Mavromatti, software engineer at Noah Medical. Katherine started her journey at Foothill College in 2013 and was taking courses to transfer to a 4-year university and major in Biomedical Engineering. After 2 years, she transferred to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a Biomedical Engineer and was introduced to programming during her senior year, when she built a system to track the position of a patient's leg during surgery using an Arduino and an IMU sensor. That's when she decided to pursue software engineering as a career. She interned and then got a job with TrueVision, a small company in Santa Barbara. From there, Katherine moved to Think Surgical and is now currently working at Noah Medical, where she is part of a talented team of engineers that is revolutionizing development of medical robotic platforms.


Pavini SethiPavini Sethi, Co-Founder at Chipko Asia. Pavini is a proud Foothill College Alumni who has engaged in a diverse range of experiences in the field of social work, mental health, and most recently environmental management. She has recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Conservation & Resource Studies. Aside from school and work, she loves hiking, connecting with people, traveling, playing sports, and listening to music.

Monday, March 14

The 'Woman Question' in Russia

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge

Dr. Katherine R. Jolluck is Senior Lecturer in Modern East European History at Stanford University. With over 30 years of experience in the history of twentieth-century Eastern Europe and Russia, Dr. Jolluck's expertise includes topics of women and war, women in communist societies, second world war, and human trafficking. Her books include: Exile and Identity: Polish Women in the Soviet Union during WWII, and Gulag Voices: Oral Histories of Soviet Incarceration and Exile (with Jehanne M Gheith). Students must adhere to all Foothill College COVID-19 Guidelines to come in-person.

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

Tuesday, March 15

Psych Services: Assertiveness Workshop

12-1 p.m.
Join by Zoom

Do you struggle with getting your needs met in interpersonal relationships?  Are you sometimes afraid to ask for what you need, or to say no?  Please join us to talk about assertiveness : What is it?  How should you express it? This workshop will explore these questions and more. It is designed for women but will be helpful for all genders as you navigate the complexities of human relationships.  

For Zoom access, please RSVP with your first and last name and CWID to Venicia Massey at masseyvenicia@fhda.edu

Wednesday, March 16

Scripps College Presentation (All Women’s College)

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Join by Zoom

More Information & Zoom Access: https://foothill.edu/transfer/workshops.html 

Destress before Finals Drumming & Booth

1-2 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Plaza

Join us in the Cesar Chavez Plaza to destress before finals. Enjoy drumming, fun goodies from ASFC, & more!

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