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Women's History Month 2021

Women's History Month at BHCC

Women’s History Month 2021 — March 1 to 31

Our Story is Our Strength

March 1 – 31, 2021
BHCC Library and Learning Commons

Women do not have just one history. The collections from the BHCC Library and Learning Commons highlights the histories of black women; lesbian, bi, and queer women; indigenous and colonized women; gender nonconforming, non-binary, and trans women; women of the Global South; women in the sex trades; and disabled and neurodiverse women. A broader collection of resources can be found on the Women’s History Research Guide, located at the Library LibGuide: https://libguides.bhcc.mass.edu/Womens-History-2019/home

“Capes into Pillows” – Exploring our relationship to the grind, time, and self-care

Series 2 of 3
Thursday, March 4 
6 p.m. 

Do you wonder why there is still a strong push to be productive despite the pandemic? Are you exhausted and overwhelmed? 

Join facilitator, author and creative, Julia Mallory, as she examines what prevents our ability to rest and not just fall from the sky. She will explore topics such as "women's work", under/uncompensated labor, and the wage gap. The discussion will also examine the impact the pandemic has on these realities.
  • Remarks by Rebecca Alleyne-Holtzclaw, APRN, DNP, WHMP-BC, Professor, Allied Health, BHCC Chelsea Campus
  • Sponsored by the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning
  • Series 1 of CIP can be view on the Black History Month e-portfolio page link below: https://bhcc.digication.com/bhm2021/related-pages/published
Meeting ID: 850 8041 1028
Passcode: 979293
Join by phone: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 850 8041 1028
Passcode: 979293

BHCC Celebrates International Women's Day

Monday, March 8
6 p.m.
Join us for "BHCC Women in Leadership” – a panel discussion honoring International Women’s Day and featuring members of the BHCC Community. Hear from current women in leadership, as well as BHCC Alumni sharing their stories, experiences and insights. This will be a celebratory and inspirational event, highlighting the power of education and the impact of some of our current faculty, staff, administrators and even some alumni.

Featured panelists:

Amy Clinard, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science Department
Michelle Botus, BHCC Alumnus and Director of Cross-Agency Initiatives at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
Nicole Jennings, Administrative Assistant, Behavioral, Social Sciences and Global Learning
Belinda Kadambi, Professor, Biology and Chemistry Department
Wissal Nouchrif, Professor, Business Administration Department
Maria Puente, Professor, Behavioral Science Department
Moderated by: Arlene Vallie, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs for Research and Assessment and Cathy Guild, Alumni Trustee and Sr. Assistant, Performance Measurement & Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs, the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement and the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning

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Meeting ID: 852 6415 5032
Passcode: 211057
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Hidden Stories in the Material World, with Artist Woomin Kim

Wednesday, March 10
6 p.m.
Join Woomin Kim as she discusses living and working as a Korean artist in the US, the women artists who have inspired her, and creating dynamic sculptures and installations made from found objects, fabric, glass, collected dust and other materials that are emblematic of our historical and contemporary existence. "Being seen as a foreign material myself in this country," she says, "made me think about movements of people and materials in this global world (where things are from, how and why they are here) and politics and the power dynamics that are underlying in their movement."

Remarks by Amy Halliday, Director, Center for the Arts, Northeastern University
Moderated by Proshot Kalami, Professor, English and Performing Arts
Sponsored by The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83768335317?pwd=UkY4YlVVak9HYVRpU21kSkNIOEZudz09
Meeting ID: 837 6833 5317
Passcode: 506908
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The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents a Compelling Conversation with Award-winning Rap Artist and Activist Isis Tha Saviour, aka Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter 

Thursday, March 11
6 p.m.

With a stage name derived from the Egyptian goddess of motherhood, Philadelphia native Mary Baxter creates autobiographical works that are both deeply personal and speak to a universal fight for freedom, justice and equality. Her personal experience of surviving trauma and overcoming obstacles, including being a ward of the state, incarceration and giving birth while in prison, have not only shaped her life in art, but given rise to a powerful voice advocating for deep healing in our communities.

Welcome by Nahomi Carlisle, Associate Vice President and Chief Equity Officer
Remarks by Cheryl Price, Director, TRIO
Moderated by Vengerflutta Smith, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85312527848?pwd=UXBGSmRJOFQvN3Z2U1UrOWF3Z1lDdz09
Meeting ID: 853 1252 7848
Passcode: 181106
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Black Hair: An Historical Exploration

Wednesday, March 24
6 p.m.

From the afro to braids to the Jheri curl to dreadlocks, to relaxed hair to fantasy hair, from the historically loaded terms “good” hair and “bad” hair, the issues surrounding Black hair continue to linger as we enter the twenty-first century. Engage in this salon talk with educator, activist and literary performer Yvette Modestin, BHCC alumna Bianca Broxton, entrepreneur and Black and Women-business owner Barbara Lane as they explore the fascination with hair and beauty that has long been a cherished part of black culture.
Remarks by Denise Turner, Manager, Office of College Events and Cultural Planning
Sponsored by the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning

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Meeting ID: 899 8429 1597
Passcode: 603706
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A String Only She Could Play, with Harpist and Teaching Artist Felice Pomeranz

Thursday, March 25
6 p.m.

Engage with professional musician and Professor Felice Pomeranz (The Gilded Harps of Boston and Berklee College of Music/Boston Conservatory at Berklee) as she discusses how the musical instrument of the harp, in its many forms, tells the hidden stories and little-known histories of women in music. From ancient and early modern times, to the Baroque courts of France, to the male-dominated concert halls of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Europe, the harp became increasingly personified as a symbol of empowerment and women’s struggle for political and artistic independence.

Remarks and special performances by Professors Riikka Pietilainen-Caffrey, Performing Arts and Proshot Kalami, English and Performing Arts Departments
Sponsored by the Performing Arts Department and the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning

Join by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83428365200?pwd=dUJRQ3g3NTRzU0pObDVyVzlUVFNHUT09
Meeting ID: 834 2836 5200
Passcode: 110146
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Healing Body and Soul: Women in Wellness Careers, Then and Now

Tuesday, March 30
6 p.m.
Be inspired by the lived experiences of women working on the frontlines of history to bring healing medical treatment and access to wellness to those in their communities of practice.

BHCC Professor Rebecca Allyene-Holtzclaw will present on the illustrious career of Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler (1835-1895), the first African American woman doctor in the United States.

Dr. Cheryl Scott, renowned for her work on the AIDS pandemic worldwide, will discuss pathways to medical and wellness careers for women.

Be inspired by Emergency Room attending physician Dr. Tamara Beckford about real life challenges she faced, her experience in medical school, and how she shaped these experiences into a successful telemedicine practice.

Finally, author and wellness expert Katie Boyd will discuss her journey from training beauty queens, to reality television star, to building an intentional wellness community for women. Her presentation will include a sound healing for women everywhere.

Welcome by Loreto Jackson, Assistant Dean and Director of Athletics and Wellness
Moderated by Tuá Nefer, Professor, English Department
Sponsored by the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning

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Meeting ID: 820 6202 3020
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Speak Your Truth: Narratives of Womxn of Color

Wednesday, March 31
4 p.m

Please join us for a virtual presentation that spotlights narrative selections from Speak Your Truth, a new multimedia zine that focuses on womxn of color truths and change-focused ideas for AANAPISIs, urban public colleges/universities, and our local communities.Speak Your Truth is produced by Ammany Ty, Nia Duong, Layanie Oscar, Jaely Pereira, Kirsteen Raboy and Celine N. Voyard as part of their coursework developed through the AsAmSt 398 Applied Research in Asian American Studies class led by Dr. Shirley S. Tang of UMass Boston during Fall 2020. After the presentation, there will be an interactive discussion with Dr. Tang, currently also a Visiting Artist and Scholar at BHCC, to elicit thoughts from the audience on how the narratives connect with the experiences of womxn of color at BHCC.

Remarks by Maria Puente, Professor, Behavioral Science Department
Sponsored by the AANAPISI Grant as part of the Visiting and Scholar Program and the Office of College Events and Cultural Planning

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Ain’t I a Woman

Wednesday, March 31
6 p.m.

Artist talk with Core Ensemble’s featured actor, Shinnerrie Jackson, as she discusses this dynamic chamber music theatre performance celebrating the life and times of four powerful African American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. With a musical score drawn from the heart-felt spirituals and blues of the Deep South, the urban exuberance from the Jazz Age, and concert music by African American composers.

The full recording of this production will not be aired during the artist talk. It is recommended to watch this performance before the event.

A question and answer period with the lead actor will conclude the program.

Moderator: Associate Professor and Chairperson, Dr. Ayshia Stephenson, Communication Department
Remarks by Provost Alice Murillo, Chelsea Campus
Sponsored by BHCC Chelsea’s Campus and the Performing Arts Department
Presented by Core Ensemble, with streaming link to the full length performance available to watch until Wednesday, March 31, 11:59 p.m.

Access link: https://www.coreensemble.com/AIn'tIaWoman!BunkerHillCC

Link to the Educational Program background materials with more detailed information on the content of the show and ideas for classroom exercises and integration: https://www.coreensemble.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/AIW_Edu_2020.pdf

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Meeting ID: 886 3743 7138
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