Women’s History Month 2004
Celebrating Women's Ambitions, Attributes & Achievements

Highlights at Foothill College

Tuesday, March 2
Lecture Series Part I: Paula Leslie Speech & Book Signing
Guest speaker Paula Leslie specializes in prevention of a hostile workplace, managing change during turbulent times, and women taking charge. She is the author of Women Taking Charge: Five Steps to Succeed in Life & Work.
Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Women in Iran: Before & After the Revolution
Hoda Fahimi is a third-year student at UC Berkeley studying political science and Middle Eastern studies. She coordinates a two-unit course on modern Iranian politics called “ABCs of Iran: 25 Years of Revolution.” She will give a talk about the status of women in Iran over the past 100 years. The talk will be followed by the screening of the documentary Iran Behind Chadors. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Aria Persian Club.
Time: 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

TEN Film Screening, Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Seen from just two camera angles (the driver’s seat and the passenger seat of a car), through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of 10 conversations with various female passengers, including her sister, a hitchhiking prostitute and a jilted bride as well as her imperious young son. As Kiarostami’s dashboard cam eavesdrops on these lively, yet heart-wrenching road trips, a complex portrait of contemporary Iran comes sharply into focus. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Aria Persian Club.
Time: 8–9:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Wednesday, March 3
Women’s Heritage Month Official Opening Ceremony
Enjoy Iranian music, dancing and food. Hear about upcoming Women’s Heritage Month events. Free refreshments served. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Aria Persian Club.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza (Rain Location Campus Center Dining Room)
Free Admission

Thursday, March 4
Lecture Series Part II: From Our Perspective
Vivian Cohen and other female members of the Foothill Counseling Department will discuss their challenges and successes throughout their lives. They will talk about their roles at Foothill College and how they can assist students in succeeding. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Counseling Department.
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Friday, March 5
Aria Persian Club Winter Party & Dance
The Foothill Aria Persian Club invites you to the Winter Quarter wrap-up event. See a dance performance by Persian women. This will be followed by an all-campus dance with Aryan band and DJ Ali K. Proceeds benefit victims of the Bam earthquake. Co-sponsored by Organizations Board of Directors. First Aria Persian Girls Dance performance at 8:45 p.m.; Second Aria Persian Girls Dance performance at 10 p.m.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Tickets: $7, general; $5 students with OwlCard. Tickets will be available at the door.

Monday, March 8
Women in Islam
Muslim women are perhaps one of the most misrepresented groups in today’s media and society. Listen to a panel of women and men, who will share their unique stories and thoughts on what it is like to live as Muslim women in America. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Muslim Student Association and United Nations Association–Silicon Valley Chapter.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Tuesday, March 9
Lecture Series Part III: Aundrea Lacy Speech & Book Signing
Aundrea Lacy is an author of Luv Story—From Homemade Brownies to my own Internet Bakery. She will talk about how she developed her business and brownie recipe that has been highlighted and acknowledged by Barbara Walters and featured on the Montel Williams Show. She will talk about challenges and success. Come and enjoy her brownies. Free refreshments served.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Wednesday, March 10
Self-Defense Training

Gain confidence, freedom and peace of mind by Concrete Jungle Self-Defense Training Organization. Empower yourself with the street-effective skills of bodyguards, police officers and special forces teams. Co-ed training and all fitness levels welcome. Co-sponsored by Foothill Health Services.
Time: Noon–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, March 11
Lecture Series Part IV: Daphne Scholinski Speech & Book Signing

Daphne Scholinski, author of the memoir, The Last Time I Wore a Dress, will discuss her experience as a teen-age girl diagnosed with “gender identity disorder” while committed to a psychiatric hospital. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Gay/Straight Alliance and the Foothill Women’s Perspectives Club. Free refreshments served. .
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Monday, March 15
Lobby Day: Second Annual March in March

Keep the Doors Open—Join other Foothill students as we rally in Sacramento for community college access and budget issues. Depart from Foothill Parking Lot 1at 7:30 a.m. sharp! Sign-up in Student Activities Office or Student Government Office by March 10. Receive a free T-shirt, breakfast, lunch and bus transportation. For more information, (650) 949-7282 or 949-7281, or email pigulpigul@hotmail.com. Funded by the Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC) Student Representation Fee.
Time: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: State Capitol Building, Sacramento

Tuesday, March 16
Debate by the Foothill Speech & Debate Team
Hear our award-winning team debate women’s issues. Co-sponsored by Foothill Speech & Debate Team.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Performance

Wednesday, March 17
Tour of Light: Children of Uganda Dance Troupe Visit
Ranging in ages from 8 to 18, this 20-member award-winning dance troupe of Ugandan children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, express the human spirit through dance and song. This exuberant and powerful program tells the stories, history legends and beliefs of East Africa. The children tour internationally to raise funds for other orphans, and increase awareness of AIDS and its impact on children. For more information on group discount tickets for the March 19 Stanford University performance, call Erin Clifford Ortiz at (650) 949-7060. The Foothill campus tour and lunch is co-sponsored by the Foothill Black Student Union and Foothill Shades of Africa.
Time: Noon–2 p.m. (College Hour)
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Additional Events & Activities

  • The Clothesline Project raises awareness about relationship violence. Featuring honest and powerful expressions of those who have been affected by relationship violence, the Clothesline Project will be displayed at various campus locations March 3-18. Students, faculty and staff are invited to create T-shirts that express opinions and feelings toward domestic violence. Materials are provided. To participate, visit the Health Services Office (Room 3230) or call (650) 949-7243.
  • Library Gallery Exhibit: Women Who Succeeded from Financial Aid—The exhibit illustrates how financial aid made a difference in artists’ lives and helps others find out what financial aid can do for them. Contact the Financial Aid Office to find out how you can participate in this exciting event. Free admission. Library gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Financial Aid Office. Email Foothill Financial Aid Assistant Inna Babayant or call (650) 949-7376.
  • Library Gallery Exhibit: Pagan/Goddess Valentines—Enjoy an international mailart exhibition. Throughout history, the Goddess has been an inspiration for artists from every culture. Foothill College students, faculty, staff and artists from the community at large have mailed in their themed artworks for this exhibition. All works will be displayed in the Semans Library Gallery throughout March, and online. Free admission. Library gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Presented by the students enrolled in Foothill’s GRDS 98: Digital Publishing and GRDS 96: Books as Art courses.

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Heritage Month Series
Jewish Heritage (January)

Black History (February)

Women's History (March)

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage (April)

Latino Heritage (May)

Gay/Lesbian Heritage (June)