Women’s History Month 2006
Generations of Women Moving History Forward

Free Admission to All Events

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, March 1
Women History Month Official Opening Ceremony & Open Mic
Opening ceremony festivities feature the Foothill College Speech & Debate Team and anyone interested in performing readings of favorite women authors or personal poetry. Bobbi Ausubel, co-author of That Takes Ovaries!, will perform and sign her book. That Takes Ovaries! presents 64 excerpts about brave, unabashed, fun-loving women and their short stories of strength and audacity. A complimentary reception follows the event.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Thursday, March 2
Self-Defense Training
Cordelia Clancy, director of Training for the Concrete Jungle Self-Defense Training Organization, is the first woman hand-to-hand combat instructor to train bodyguards for the Pentagon's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Richard Myers. Gain confidence, peace of mind and empower yourself with the same street-effective skills used by bodyguards, police officers and special forces teams. All fitness levels are invited to attend this co-ed training.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Monday, March 6
Women's History Month Lecture Series Part I: Lecture & Film on Muslim Women
See portions of Cut from Different Cloth: Burqas & Beliefs, a documentary about the lives of women in Afghanistan today. This film offers a compelling story of the post-Taliban culture and the traditions that continue to limit the freedom of Afghan women. Seen through the eyes of a 27-year-old American woman living with an Afghan family, this film illustrates the difficulties and dilemmas Afghan women face as they strive for rights guaranteed to them by the new constitution. Filmmakers Cliff Orloff and Olga Shalygin filmed this work in Mazar-i-Sharif in 2005.
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon
Location: Room 3303
Free Admission

Tuesday, March 7
Women's History Lecture Series Part II: Ivy League School Presentation
Modesta Garcia will address options and opportunities available in the Ivy League and sister schools for community college students. It's all about passion, preparation, packaging and persistence. Hear how you can access highly selective institutions from our speaker, a California community college alumna, who has also served as the Mexican-American president of the Harvard Club of San Francisco. She is also the first person of color and the third woman to be elected of the then 127-year-old club. She subsequently was elected president of the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley and is the first to hold the top position in both clubs.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 6708
Free Admission

Wednesday, March 8
Women's History Month Lecture Series Part III: International Women's Day
Lela Lee, the praised author, cartoonist and actress, performs readings of her critically acclaimed book, Angry Little Girls, which centers on childhood frustrations with attention to culture.
Time: Lecture & Q & A—Noon -1 p.m.; Book-Signing & Reception—1-2 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theater
Free Admission

Thursday, March 9
Meet the Artist Reception

Meet Margaret Seltenreich, a De Anza College graduate and former American School of International Management student, who has blended her education and artistic fiber art skills, and woven them into an avocation. In addition to her busy life as studio manager for an award-winning architectural photographer, she pursues professional affiliations and volunteerism, and will share how women in those communities have inspired her. Seltenreich’s story will provide inspiration to follow your inner voices. Complimentary reception follows in the Library Patio.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Semans Library
Free Admission

Monday, March 13
Chicana Her-Story

You’ve heard history, now hear “her-story”. The speaker has created a multimedia presentation of oral history, including music, rap and storytelling through the characters of several Pre-Columbian indigenous women. She presents a feminine perspective of what has transpired since 1492, when Columbus invaded the Americas. Her presentation honors our fore mothers and their great teachings. Her presentation also teaches, how in spite of all that has happened, this era can be one of the renewal and balance.
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: Room 2447
Free Admission

Wednesday, March 15
Closing Ceremony Celebrating Foothill College President Bernadine Chuck Fong's Retirement & Women of the Year Recognition & Reception

Foothill College President Bernadine Chuck Fong, Ph.D., will present the Women of the Year Awards. She will also be honored as a woman of distinction for her years of service as a Foothill College instructor, administrator and chief executive officer.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad Event Tent
Free Admission

Feb. 27 through March 30
Ongoing Programs & Events: Library Gallery Exhibit Margaret Seltenreich: Dream Weavers
View featured artist Margaret Seltenreich's fiber art in its many forms: Quilts, wall hangings and wearable art. She also displays works by women artists who have been inspirational to her work. Visit the library wall's palette and see the study area display cases that have been transformed into a stunning jewel-box exhibition.

Location: Library Gallery
Free Admission

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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)