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Women's History Month at MDC Hialeah Campus

Women's History Month 2022 Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope

Hialeah Campus Celebrates Women's History Month

We invite you to join us as MDC celebrates Women's History Month. This year, together with the National Women's History Alliance, we celebrate "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope".

The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history...

The 2022 theme proudly honors those who, in both public and private life, provide healing and promote hope for the betterment of all. - National Women's History Alliance

Event descriptions and information on how to join are below. Registration is not required. Simply click on each individual event title to virtually join on the specified date and time or meet us at the Hialeah Campus to participate in the on-campus events. Additional information and resources can be found in the Event Info pages and the Additional Resources page.

Join the Events

Monthlong

All Day

Library Spotlight: Books, eBooks, Audiobooks & More...

Stop by your campus library, Learning Resources - Room 1400 or online, to peruse our collection of titles written by women and about women. Titles featured will be those highlighting the strength, determination, and achievements of women throughout history.

Ask to meet with one of our Hialeah Campus librarians for an overview of the collection, recommendations, and to answer questions.

Learning Resources - Room 1400
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

All Day

Library Spotlight: Film Series

Sit back and enjoy one (or more) films from the library's collection on empowering women through history and strong female characters and stories. Come by Learning Resources to check out a DVD or Blu-ray or stream directly from the comfort of your couch.

Learning Resources - Room 1400
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

Wednesday, March 2

12:00pm

Women's History Month Celebration Opening Event: Walk in Her Shoes

Join us for an event discussing gender stereotypes, bias, expectations, identity, and sexual violence facilitated by the Hialeah Campus Citrus Counselor, Gabe Lamas.

Take the first steps toward actively working to deconstruct patriarchy and toxic masculinity by joining us in playful activism as we put on heels and strut around the campus to raise awareness and support survivors of sexualized violence. All are welcome to join us in confronting gender stereotypes and bias, heels need not be worn in order to join the walk.

Refreshments will be held in 5101 where our local community partner, Lotus House, will provide a closing presentation on their support services and resources available to those in need.

Hialeah Campus - Room 5101A
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

Monday, March 7

12:00pm

Women in the Natural Sciences

Presentation highlighting the outstanding contributions of women in the fields of science, including aerospace, as well as an overview of Nobel Prizes awarded to women for their scientific work

Hosted virtually

Tuesday, March 8

All Day

International Women's Day

The International Women's Day 2022 campaign theme is #BreakTheBias: Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

In honor of International Women's Day, we will be spotlighting student work from three classes: DEP2100, ENC1101, and SPC1017. These projects focus on important social issues through the lens of the female experience.

Hosted virtually

Wednesday, March 9

11:00am

Cervical Cancer: Prevention and Screening

Guest speaker, Dr. Simkins will present on methods of preventing and screening for cervical cancer.

Hosted virtually

11:00am

Hour of Code

We believe the future of our industries will be written in code and fueled by the power of technology, due to this our work is to inspire and provide young women with resources to pursue their passion for technology. This presentation on women in technology and engineering fields is hosted by Girls Who Code.

Head to our Event Info: Hour of Code page to prepare for this event and participate in the activity.

Hialeah Campus - Room 1309
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

Saturday, March 12

12:00pm

Book Talk: Today's Inspired Latina by Jacqueline S. Ruiz

Today’s Inspired Latina by Jacqueline S. Ruiz is an award winning book series of inspiration and hope, a poignant collection of personal stories that will activate your passion. These are success stories that need to be told, to motivate our community for generations to come. By overcoming language barriers, self-doubts and other obstacles in their way, these strong Latinas are a great example of how inspiration and perseverance can lead to happiness and success in business and life. It’s a positive, empowering read for anyone sitting on a dream and thinking it can’t come true. Today’s Inspired Latina shows that it can!”

This presentation will take place outdoors in the Commons and lunch will be provided.

Hialeah Campus - Art Gallery Commons
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

Wednesday, March 16

9:00am

One-Minute Speeches

Presented as part of the Student Interdisciplinary Symposium. The panel discussion will center on ENC1102 students' one-minute speeches on a variety of current issues affecting women, among them, the topic of Roe v. Wade and the recent challenges to it.

Hosted both virtually and in-person
Hialeah Campus - Room 5101
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

9:00am

Women in Science

Presented as part of the Student Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Hosted both virtually and in-person
Hialeah Campus - Room 5101
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

Monday, March 21

12:00pm

Women in Sports: Meet your MDC Women's Volleyball Team

Hosted by our MDC Women's Volleyball Team, this event highlights women in sports, including a discussion of the challenges, benefits, experiences, paths, and resources available to achieving this goal.

Following the presentation you are invited to a friendly game of volleyball among the team and the Hialeah Campus students and staff. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Hialeah Campus - North Green Lawn
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012

Tuesday, March 29

5:30pm

Philosophy of Gender Studies

This discussion, led by Dr. Melissa Lammey, will cover a brief history of women's studies in US higher education and will explore the philosophical framework of women's studies, as well as diversity studies more broadly. Topics will include the relevance of standpoints to knowledge, the academic contributions of women's studies, and an analysis of some common critiques.

Hosted virtually

Wednesday, March 30

12:00pm

Make 'em Laugh: Improv Comedy with Valerie Salnave

Join us for an afternoon of comic relief with Valerie Salnave from Just the Funny. A mother of two, nurse, nursing professor, U.S. army soldier and stand-up comedian, she is ready to have fun with the Hialeah Campus.

Hialeah Campus - Student Services Lobby
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012