Women's History Month
MARCH 1 - APRIL 27
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH WRITING CONTEST
2018 Submit a piece
of creative writing or essay in any genre inspired by an OCC’s WHM event or an
assignment in an OCC course that pertains to women. The 1st place winner will
receive $250, the 2nd place winner will receive $150, and the 3rd place winner
will receive $100. Submit work to Professor Glenda Gross electronically at email@example.com by April 27,
2018. Include your name, student ID, phone number and email address with your
submission. Professors may also submit work on behalf of students.
MONDAY, MARCH 5
PRESENTATION: “SUPERPOWERMENT!” WITH CHRISTINA IRENE
Stand-up comedian and speaker Christina Irene shares practical strategies for
overcoming barriers, accomplishing one’s goals, mastering bravery, and becoming
11:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., Coulter 116
TUESDAY, MARCH 6
FILM & DISCUSSION: “THE LIFE & TIMES OF ROSIE THE
Connie Field’s documentary highlights the wartime
experiences of five women from diverse backgrounds who worked in industrial
production during World War II. The “Rosies” reflect on the unusual working
conditions that the high-pressured war production drive created for women.
Facilitated by Professor Glenda Gross.
5 – 7 p.m., Mawhinney 345
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL ROLLER DERBY: “WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN
SELDOM MAKE HISTORY”
The Assault City Roller Derby faces off against the
Albany All Stars, hosted by OCC’s AAWCC.
$10 General Admission
$1 OCC Student with Valid ID
Doors open at 6 p.m., game begins at 7 p.m.
7 p.m., Allyn Hall Gymnasium
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION: “TELL YOUR TRUTH: #METOO,
MASCULINITY, AND GENDER VIOLENCE PREVENTION”
Join us for a screening of Tell Your Truth, a powerful
student-made documentary about sexual assault and Title IX featuring members of
OCC’s campus community, followed by a panel discussion about the #MeToo
movement and the role of men and allies in gender violence prevention.
11:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., Gordon Bistro
TUESDAY, MARCH 27
BUS TRIP TO SENECA FALLS & THE HARRIET TUBMAN HOUSE
Join us for a one-day bus trip to visit the Harriet Tubman House in Auburn and
the Women’s History Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. Bring a brown bag lunch. Open
to all staff, students, and faculty. Reserve your seat by contacting Nancy Carr
at (315) 498-2834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff and faculty: $5.00
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH TRIVIA NIGHT
Test your knowledge and learn about famous women in
history who have helped make the world a more equitable place. Prizes will be
provided to the winners!
6 p.m., Lazer Lounge, Gordon
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
PANEL DISCUSSION:“WORKING IN A MAN’S WORLD”
Listen to the experiences of OCC alumni who have chosen
careers in traditionally male occupations in the United States.
11:10 a.m. – 12:20 p.m., Mawhinney 345
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
MISSION IS POSSIBLE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH
JOURNALIST JENNIFER SANDERS
Be inspired and captivated as local Channel 9 News
television anchor Jennifer Sanders shares her experiences with mission work in
Cameroon and learn about the life-changing work that continues to impact families.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Coulter 116
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
PRESENTATION: “WOMEN WILL VOTE: WINNING SUFFRAGE IN NEW
Dr. Susan Goodier and Dr. Karen Pastorello join us to
discuss their book, Women Will Vote, which highlights the activism of rural,
urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and European American women, as
well as male suffragists in New York, both upstate and downstate, that led to
the positive outcome of the 1917 referendum.
6 p.m., Mawhinney 245
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
PRESENTATION: “KATIE BAILEY ‘15: AN EMOTIONAL &
For four years she was the victim of sexual abuse at the
hands of a family member. Katie explains how she was able to finally speak out,
confront her predator and help send him to prison.
11:10 am – 12:20 pm, Mawhinney 345
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
OCC celebrates inclusion, diversity and our multicultural
student body with interactive activities, presentations, info tables, and
delectable cultural samplers to enjoy!
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Gordon Student Center, Coulter Library,
Mawhinney Hall, & Ann Felton Multicultural Center