Edmonds Community College News
Celebrate Women’s History Month Feb. 19-25Release Date: February 6th, 2012
Lynnwood, Wash. — Edmonds Community College celebrates Women’s History Month Feb. 19-25 on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood with opportunities to learn about current issues facing women and about women’s tenacity, courage and creativity throughout history. The free lectures, panels, and performances are open to the public.
All events, except an art gallery reception Friday, take place in the Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall.
For more information, call 425.640.1139 or go to www.edcc.edu/artsandculture.
Women’s History Month | Awareness Week Events:
- "History of Women’s Movement and a Portrayal of Alice Paul”- 11:30 a.m., Tues., Feb. 21, Black Box Theatre
- “Human Trafficking- Local and Global” – 6 p.m., Tues., Feb 21, Black Box Theatre
- “A Female Immigrant’s Journey to Success”- 12:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 22, Black Box Theatre
- “Women of the Middle East”- 12:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb 23, Black Box Theatre
- “Female Entrepreneurs’ Business Network & Resource Fair”- 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 23, Black Box Theatre
- “Heart & Grace Reception”- 4:30-6:30 p.m., Fri., Feb. 24, Art Gallery, Third Floor, Lynnwood Hall
Edmonds Community College anthropology instructor, Gem Baldwin, presents a history of the women’s movement and current issues and actress Debbie Dimitre will portray Alice Paul of the historical women’s movement. Door prizes!
Local experts present critical issues on human trafficking throughout our region and the world. Panelists include representatives from Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse, a mother of a victim, Shared Hope International, The Genesis Project, and Hope for Seattle. Booths include Penny’s Place, International Justice Mission, Shared Hope International, and The Bridge Program.
International author, Angie Chau, discusses life in Vietnam, immigration to the United States, and her road to success as an author. Chau will sign copies of her book Quiet as They Come after the lecture and the book will be available for purchase.
Edmonds Community College Arabic instructor, Christina Fusch, moderates a panel discussion on Women of the Middle East. A live presentation on the history of belly dance with demonstrations follows. Refreshments and henna tattoos will be available prior to the discussion with proceeds to benefit the student Arab Club.
Discover programs and services that contribute to sustainable communities, and get information about starting and managing a business, financing, counseling, and training. Representatives include the Service Core of Retired Executives, Small Business Administration, SNO-Isle Library, City of Lynnwood, and the Northwest Washington Business Center.
Meet artist Kristen Ramirez at the last day of her exhibit “Lore” in the college art gallery. Ramirez based her installation on students’ oral histories and creates a mixed media piece drawing on sign painting and typography for inspiration. Refreshments will be served.
Black Box Theatre | www.theatreedmonds.org
The Black Box Theatre provides enlightenment, engagement, education, and entertainment in our community and a workshop of exploration for the students of Edmonds Community College. The 200-seat theater, located on campus in Mukilteo Hall, offers full service support and state of the art technologies for all types of events including musicals, plays, operas, concerts, and dance performances.
Edmonds Community College | www.edcc.edu
Established in 1967, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, Edmonds Community College is a leader in providing quality opportunities for learning and service, responding to the dynamic needs of our diverse community. The college serves more than 20,000 students annually.