Women’s History Month events scheduled

Brent Bader, IV Leader Staff

IVCC will celebrate Women’s History Month this March and ch many events will be offered during the month to honor the occasion.

The events will be orchestrated by IVCC faculty members Kimberly Radek and Amanda Cook Fesperman and they are very excited for this year’s presentations.

Radek said it is important to recognize women because  “traditionally and historically women have not been recognized and valued.”

The events are subject to change but currently are slated to begin on March 18 with  student Amy Decker explaining how women can look to biblical history for strength in the current day. Decker’s presentation will be at noon in C-325.

On March 20, IVCC will host Diane Wilson as a special guest in C-3.16 at noon then again at 2 pm.  She will be discussing her successes in business and life.

March 21, will see Professor Koshu Jagasia discussing Ela Bhatt, an inspiring woman role model and the founder of SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) in C-316 at noon.

On March 25, Professor Amanda Cook Fesperman will lead a discussion on the  Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and why women still face discrimination today in Room C-316 at noon.

On March  27, Professor Sue Caley-Opsal will be discussing women in science like Rosalind Franklin and Rachel Carson in Room C-316.
Then on March 30, Professor Kimberly M. Radek will be discussing gender equality in works written by authors such as George R. R. Martin and C. L. Wilson in Room C-316.

These dates are subject to change and for more information, you can contact Amanda Cook Fesperman at 224-0203 or visit the website at http://www2.ivcc.edu/gender_studies/Womens_History_Month.html