Source: Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
March 6, 2019 (El Cajon) -- In recognition of Women’s History Month, designated by Congress in 1987, both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have a number of events planned that are free and open to the public:
- A Heritage Book Club talk led by Cuyamaca College English Professor Lauren Halsted from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Room I-208 of the Student Center. The discussion will center on an essay, “We Should All be Feminists,” by celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
- Cuyamaca College will continue on March 13 and 20 an art activity launched earlier in the month presented by the Associated Student Government, “Why Feminism Matters,” at the Student Center Quad from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Students will join student government in making signs about why feminism matters to them. Students will also have the opportunity to share their message on social media and display them around campus.
- A Presentation on Women's Health led by Cuyamaca College Health Services supervisor Lori Senini on March 18 at noon in I-207 of the Student Center will provide information on women’s health, tips on self-screening, and community resources for access to affordable or reduced-cost health services.
- A College Hour talk, “Orange is the New Jim Crow," will be presented by Laila Aziz with Pillars of the Community, a Muslim-led nonprofit community service organization in San Diego, on March 20 at 9 a.m. in I-209 of the Student Center. The talk will focus on the experiences of women in the correctional system and how to promote restorative justice. Aziz is part of Reclaiming the Community, one of several groups in San Diego working to restore the vote for more than 160,000 prisoners and parolees in the state.
- “Latinx Scholars and Their Transfer Experience” is a panel presentation from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, March 22 in the Student Center, I-207, by Cuyamaca College alums Kendra Saucedo, Rosa Martinez, and Dalia Valencia as they describe their experience in higher education through an intersectional lens.
- At “Don’t Mess with the Hood” from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, a representative from Planned Parenthood will give a presentation on the stigmas surrounding and services provided by this leading provider of affordable healthcare.
- “Better Together” from 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday, March 18, features Danielle Blum, a purpose coach, author and the founder and CEO of World Nativ a platform promoting entrepreneurship and personal development.
- “Inspiring Women Overcoming Obstacles” is a panel of speakers, including Chancellor Cindy L. Miles, presenting from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 18.
Grossmont College events are all at Griffin Center in the Grossmont College Student Center, Building 60.
Grossmont College is at 8800 Grossmont College Drive. Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in the community of Rancho San Diego.