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March 2018

HerStory Exhibit: The Working World of Women

March 7, 8:00 am - March 30, 5:00 pm

This month-long exhibit highlights the lives and stories of women from the metro area who were the first in their nontraditional fields of math, science, business, medicine, etc. Students can even participate in an interactive feature that lets audiences know where we stand on the issue of women’s careers here in Southwestern Illinois. Belleville Campus Main Complex First Floor Lounge    

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I Believe All Women: Examining Class and Credibility

March 20, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

In this interactive presentation, Treasure Shields Redmond (poet, performer, and social justice educator) will lead a discussion of how race, class, and gender affect the credibility of women. Two presentations 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Belleville Campus Liberal Arts Building Room 3309

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Anita Hill

March 20, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

This documentary film examines the 1991 case of Anita Hill who endured character and credibility attacks after accusing her employer, Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, of sexual misconduct. Belleville Campus Liberal Arts Building Theater

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From the Women’s March to #METOO: Keep the Dialogue Going

March 22, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

This presentation will explore the political and cultural shifts that have happened in the past year in the news, in popular culture, and in academia. The talk will focus on some of the positive trends such as the Women’s Marches around the country and the number of women who have decided to run for political office. It will also examine the #metoo movement which has taken down many powerful sexual abusers and harassers, but has also complicated what these terms…

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Women in STEM: Engineering Success

March 23, 10:00 am - 10:50 pm

Saint Louis Children’s Hospital Mechanical Engineer Aminat Danmole shares her experiences and stories in the engineering field and gives tips on how to excel in a field that benefits from female leadership. Belleville Campus Liberal Arts Building Room 3315

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Hidden Figures

March 27, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy the all-star cast portraying female African-American NASA mathematicians who face challenges and overcome obstacles as they help establish programs and protocols for sending astronauts into space. Belleville Campus Liberal Arts Theater

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April 2018

Score Study: Preparing to Stand Behind the Podium

April 2, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Conductor and Washington University Music Professor Nicole Aldrich will talk about her life on the podium while sharing musical and personal insights, as well as examining the ways in which women perceive and are perceived in the professional world of musicians. Belleville Campus Liberal Arts Building Theater Room

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Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.)

April 7, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SWIC Public Safety Lt. John Stover leads this women’s only self-defense course to provide women realistic, hands-on experience in learning to defend themselves. Belleville Campus Main Complex Contact Lt. Stover for more information at: 618-235-2700, ext. 5575 or

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