NVC Women’s History Month Events

The mission of the NVC Women’s History Month Committee is to recognize the scholarly, artistic, professional, and activist contributions of women.

Our mission is also to recognize women’s work and women’s issues including how they intersect with race, class, and sexuality. To do so, we aim to provide space for educational events from a feminist perspective, promoting a commitment to diversity and aiming to achieve social justice and women’s empowerment. We also participate in or involve our campus in service related to furthering these goals.

Women’s History Month Events:

March 23; 11 am to 12:15 pm – The Female Factor in Adolescent Mental Health: Discussion with Jillian LopIano, MD, MPH, FACOG, Medical Director of Betty’s Co.

According to the National Institute for Health, adolescent and young adult women are at the greatest risk for severe depression and mental health disorders globally. In this session, Dr. Jillian LoPiano, will discuss how some mental health conditions disproportionately or uniquely affect adolescent females. The discussion will also include an overview of the menstrual cycle and its effects on physical, mental, and emotional well-being along with recommendations for supporting adolescent females.

Contact: Diana Bradford; Dbradford2@alamo.edu

March 29; 10 am to noon -NVC Sojourner Truth Memorial Re-dedication Ceremony

In observance of the 20th anniversary of the original 2003 dedication of the Sojourner Truth Memorial, NVC’s only historic memorial. We will gather to listen, learn, and honor her legacy. The ceremony will include the history of the monument, how it was lost, found, moved and rededicated in 2007. Remarks from the original team and a walk to the original memorial site will be followed by a reading of Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman.” The memorial’s re-dedication follows and the event is closed by NVC students singing the Black National Anthem.

Location: MLH 101B & Concluding outside in MZH garden
Contact: Mallory Plummer; mplummer4@alamo.edu

March 30; 12:30 pm to 1:45 PM – Mark(ed) Agents: Where Double Consciousness and Representation Intersect with Movement

Inspired by Tanesha Payne’s MFA thesis, Mark(ed) Agents, this workshop invites participants to bring their whole selves (race, gender, age, sexuality, religion, etc.) to the process as we explore, through dance and text, who we are and believe ourselves to be. By creating our own words and movements, we will ignite our feminist agency to shift our relationship with ourselves and those around us. By facilitating a space to blur the boundaries that divide us, I hope to build a collective capacity for being and belonging simultaneously. The movement workshop will be concluded with a showing of the dance film Mark(ed) Agents, followed by a Q & A.

For Making Northwest Vista College Women’s History Month 2023 Happen, Special Thanks to:

  • The NVC Women’s History Month Planning Committee

  • Northwest Vista College Student Activity Fee

  • Northwest Vista College Marketing & Strategic Communications



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