Edmonds CC invites public to celebrate Women’s History Month with events next week

Angie Chau author of "Quiet as TheyCome" speaks Feb. 22 at Edmonds Community College.

Edmonds Community College celebrates Women’s History Month Feb. 19-25 on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, with free lectures, panels and performances 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 include:

  • “History of Women’s Movement and a Portrayal of Alice Paul”- 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, Black Box Theatre

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!

  • “Human Trafficking- Local and Global” – 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb 21, Black Box Theatre

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.

  • “A Female Immigrant’s Journey to Success”– 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, Black Box Theatre
    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.
  • “Women of the Middle East” 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb 23, Black Box Theatre

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.

  • “Female Entrepreneurs’ Business Network & Resource Fair”– 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, Black Box Theatre

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.

  • “Heart & Grace Reception”– 4:30-6:30 p.m., Fri., Feb. 24, Art Gallery, Third Floor. Lynnwood Hall

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.

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