Women's History Month
Happy International Women's Day! Throughout March, AACC will recognize the achievements of women through a variety of visual displays, initiatives and events.
Schedule of Events
2022 Women’s History Month Exhibit: Connections, Community and Change
Truxal Library will feature print and e-books, streaming video and other materials from its collection in a Women’s History Month library exhibit. A virtual version of the exhibit will be featured on the library’s website. Truxal Library, second floor
For information email Cameron Caswell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
AACC’s Truxal Library will host a virtual, asynchronous Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon throughout March. This event is designed to increase coverage of gender, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia, the world’s most-used encyclopedia. Participants will have access to Wikipedia training tutorials, ongoing editing support from Wikipedia-savvy librarians and plenty of credible and authoritative sources to cite via the event webpage and the AACC library. A synchronous Zoom informational event will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, with a surprise guest speaker! For information and to get started editing, visit and register on our event webpage.
For information email Sophie Reverdy at email@example.com.
Women in Politics Today Roundtable
A roundtable discussion of “Women in Politics Today” will feature three Anne Arundel County women politicians: State Sen. Sarah Elfreth, State Del. Shaneka Henson, and Anne Arundel County Council Member Lisa Rodvien. Zoom, 3-4 p.m.
Kitchen House, Big House: An intimate dialogue of the struggle between Black and white women
Guest speaker Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, will provide a critical framework from which to learn and interrogate the complicated relationships between Black and white women during the 19th century in the United States. Zoom, 6-7 p.m.
MARCH 5-APRIL 1
Women In Art Invitational Exhibition
Visual Arts faculty invite artistically strong female artists – AACC students – who create work in various disciplines to participate in this exhibition. Artwork demonstrates different processes, skills and concepts students explore at the college. For each artist, it’s a special opportunity to show their work and allow the community to engage with it. Pascal Center Art Gallery
For information email Dawn Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TedTalk by Temple Grandin: “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds”
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works. She shares her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers and all kinds of smart geeky kids. Zoom, 4-5 p.m.
Cultural Competency in STEM
A common misconception about STEM education is that it clashes with humanities and social sciences. We will talk about the importance of incorporating cultural competency in STEM professions to make technologies and new innovations in the field accessible. Zoom, 3-4 p.m.
A Conversation with Anne C. Armstrong, DLS
Armstrong is a former United State Air Force and D.C. Air National Guard pilot and current historian at the Defense Information Systems Agency. She will share stories from her military service, including deployments, where she found ways to excel despite the military's limitations placed on women service members. She will also share how the pursuit of higher education as a veteran helped her make a successful transition into the civilian workforce. Zoom, noon-1 p.m.
Wangari Maathai Documentary and Discussion
Please join us to watch a wonderful documentary about Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and her iconic journey of planting trees. This simple and compassionate act for the environment grew into a nationwide movement inspiring ecological justice and human rights protection around the world. We will have a discussion following the documentary. Zoom, 1-3 p.m.
An Evening of Poetry and Open Mic with Melania Louisa Marte
Melania Luisa Marte is a Black writer, poet, and speaker from New York living in the Dominican Republic. Marte's poetry explores many subjects including her Caribbean roots, Black feminism, and self-love. Melania will share her poetry with us and then lead us in an open mic. Zoom, 7-8 p.m.
Women in Science Virtual Discussion Panel
This panel discussion will address the unique challenges that women face professionally and personally throughout their education and careers. Panelists and attendees will share diverse perspectives and experiences, and brainstorm strategies for overcoming gender bias and gender-related adversity. Zoom, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Beyond 45: Coaching Women to Make Their Own History Through Connection, Community, and Change at Age 45 and Beyond
Middle age is often a time in life when many women are at a crossroads. This interactive group coaching session will examine women who made history at midlife and explore how their accomplishments can be used to motivate participants to move forward to fulfill professional and personal goals. This event will promote connection and communication among a group of women who may be in a similar place in their lives. This group coaching session will be led by Artensie Flowers, Ph.D., a current Ratcliffe Entrepreneur Scholar and AACC Certified Life and Engagement Coach. Zoom, 10 a.m.-noon
MARCH 28-APRIL 10
Sister Settings: A Student Installation Inspired by Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party
This interdepartmental project culminates in an installation of a dinner party set for 12 women of great achievement. The table features a handmade tablecloth with 12 place settings, each consisting of a printed silk-screen placemat, linen napkin, uniquely painted ceramic plate and goblet, and name runner identifying the woman honored. AACC students from English, art and art history chose the women to celebrate, developed plate and goblet imagery, and painted each plate and goblet. AACC graphic design students designed the menu detailing the work accomplished. Student Union (SUN) Dining Hall
For information email Dawn Bond at email@example.com.
TedTalk by Clarice Phelps: How I gained a seat at the periodic table
In this personal talk, nuclear chemist Clarice Phelps, the first African American woman involved in the discovery of a chemical element, debunks the myth of solitary genius and challenges institutional elitism by sharing stories of women of color making their way in science. Zoom, 8-9 p.m.
LSI 2022 Speakers' Series: A Panel Discussion on Reproductive Rights
This panel brings experts together from different perspectives. Our panelists will engage with the students and discuss the status of reproductive rights locally and nationally, and the direction in which reproductive rights is expected to go in the future. The panelists will also discuss how Maryland fares as a "safe state," especially in the wake of the Supreme Court's action on this issue in the Texas and in Mississippi cases. They will also discuss the correlation between reproductive equality and women's equality. Zoom, 6 p.m.
Register in advance for this webinar. Once you register you will be sent a link to attend the event.
TedTalk by Jennifer Doudna: How CRISPR Lets Us Edit Our DNA
Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases but could also be used to create designer babies.” Doudna reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works and asks the scientific community to pause and discuss the ethics of this new tool. Zoom, 8-9 p.m.
Soapbox Sisters is a Women’s History Month event at AACC where students, faculty and staff perform dramatic readings of contemporary and historically significant speeches and poems from women around the world. Zoom, 4-5:30 p.m.