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Women's History Month
Our History Is Our Strength

YOU ARE SEPARATED BY SIX DEGREES FROM TEH GREATEST AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS
Lecture, Musical Entertainment and Hors D'oeuvres Buffet
Krya Hicks, self-taught like those who inspired her, has shown her work in the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.; the American Craft Museum in New York City, N.Y.; the Smithsonian Institute's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill.; and the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Conn., and is included in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City. Her work has been featured in more than a dozen books, newspapers and magazines, including Essence, Folk Art, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. In her own quilting, Hicks uses cotton to explore political, religious, family and romantic themes. Her original story quilts document her experiences as a young, Black, single woman.

Thursday, March 10
6–8 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
The Institute for the Culinary Arts
Room 201


PROMISE IN A NEW LAND
Sponsored by Nebraska Humanities Council
Playing Mariah Monahan, with Irish brogue and period costume, Cherrie Beam-Clarke depicts a Nebraska settler between 1847 and 1870. Based on historical fact, Beam-Clarke captivates the audience in a first-person presentation. Through spellbinding rendition, viewers are transported in time to sail the ocean, walk the wagon trail, live in a dug out, feel the loneliness and fight prairie fires.

Nebraska Humanities Council Thursday, March 17
12:15–1:30 p.m.
Sarpy Center
Room 138


PASSIONATELY PINK FOR THE CURE
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Learn more about the woman who inspired the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, the global leader of the breast cancer movement and how you can participate in the cause to save lives, ensure quality care for all, empower people and energize science to identify cures.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Nebraska Wednesday, March 23
11 a.m.–noon
Fort Omaha Campus
Bldg. 10, Rooms 136B-D


 

WOMEN IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Join women athletes, coaches and administrators to learn about their experiences before and after Title IX with athletic programs and issues of equity.

Tuesday, March 29
Noon–1:15 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
Bldg. 10, Rooms 136B-D


50 YEARS OF SERVICE: WOMEN IN THE PEACE CORPS
In 2011, the Peace Corps is commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Join MCC in supporting the agency's mission and legacy of service by honoring a panel of women who have served overseas.

Wednesday, March 30
10:30–11:45 a.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus
Room 114


Reflections on For Colored Girls: Women, Work/Life Balance, Communication and Mental Health
Nikita Y. Harris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga., leads a panel of women to discuss the themes of Tyler Perry's screenplay For Colored Girls (adapted from Ntozake Shange's 1975 award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf). This panel will examine the complexities of gender and the many struggles and obstacles women face in the 21st century. Topics to include images of women in the media, work/life balance, mental health and new models/strategies for living today. The panel moderator is Dr. Cynthia K. Gooch.

Thursday, March 31
6:15–7:45 p.m.
South Omaha Campus
Conference Center



All events are free and open to the public unless noted. For more information, contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu or 402.457.2253. Groups of 10 or more, call to reserve seating.

Metropolitan Community College
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