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Women's History Month

Throughout March, AACC will recognize the achievements of women through a variety of visual displays, initiatives and events.

Schedule of Events


Truxal Library Exhibit: “Women Around the World” This exhibit examines the current major issues women around the world face, including reproductive rights in the U.S., the hijab law in Iran and banning women from education beyond the sixth grade in Afghanistan. For information email Mea Lee at Truxal Library, second floor Virtual exhibit on the library's website

Truxal Library Exhibit: “Art and Craft of Ceramics: Spotlight on Women in Clay” This exhibit will feature library resources on ceramics and information about AACC's program. It will also highlight works by and about women potters and ceramic artists. For information email Christine Vasica at Truxal Library, second floor Virtual exhibit on the library's website


Women in Art Invitational Exhibition

AACC female student artists, invited by Visual Arts faculty, participate in this exhibition to spotlight their outstanding work in all disciplines housed under Visual Arts – painting, game art, ceramics, video, sound, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, photography, illustration and mixed media.

For information email Dawn Bond at

Sponsored by Visual Arts and the Curriculum Transformation Project.

Reception, March 7, 11 a.m.

Pascal Gallery


The Issues Women in Science Face: TED Talk viewing and discussion

Join us for a viewing and discussion of Demilade Fayemiwo’s TED Talk, “The Issues Women in Science Face.” During this talk Demilade explores the challenges of women in science. She is an engineer and consultant and holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Johannesburg, an Master of Science in environmental engineering from the University of Pretoria, and a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is a recipient of the 2017 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science fellowship and winner of University of Johannesburg’s 2018 three-minute thesis competition.

For information email Krista White at

Sponsored by the ScIDEA Committee.

Zoom, 7-8 p.m. Register for the Zoom link

MARCH 9-10

Political Medicine: Nurses, Doctors and the Fight for the 19th Amendment

This recorded talk by Alicia Puglionesi, Ph.D., focuses on the entry of women into the medical professions, scientific/medical rationales for gender discrimination and how they were broken down, and how medical personnel participated in the final push for suffrage in the 1910s, with a focus on this history in Maryland.

For information or a link to a recording of the lecture, email Sophie Reverdy at

Sponsored by the Curriculum Transformation Project.

Zoom Thursday, March 9, 3-4 p.m. Friday, March 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register for March 9 Zoom link Register for March 10 Zoom link


Student Panel: Women in Science, AACC and Beyond

AACC’s Science department has had outstanding female students in its courses and programs. Several current students and graduates will share their experiences of studying at our college as well as their transfer experiences in science undergraduate and graduate programs at four-year colleges, all from the lens of being women in science. There will be time for the audience to interact with the panelists through Q&A and networking!

For information email Anthony Santorelli at

Sponsored by the SciIDEA Committee.

Math Building Room 102 and Zoom, 3:30-5 p.m. Register for Zoom option


Soapbox Sisters

To celebrate Women's History Month, students, staff and faculty perform dramatic readings of contemporary and historically significant speeches and poems from a diverse group of women.

For information email April Copes, Ph.D., at or Haley Draper at

Sponsored by the Communications department.

Humanities Building, Auditorium, 2-3:15 p.m.

Trailblazing and Stargazing: Women Trailblazing in Astrophysics

Join us for a live presentation by Michelle Thaller, Ph.D., renowned astrophysicist and assistant director of Science Communication at NASA. She studied at Harvard University, completed post-doctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology and worked for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Spitzer Space Telescope. After a hugely successful mission, she moved on to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in the Washington, D.C., area. She has appeared in many television science programs, including “How the Universe Works” and “Space’s Deepest Secrets.” Thaller is also featured in two TEDx talks and hosted the Orbital Path podcast on public radio. The stellar fun will continue with stargazing in the AACC observatory with Deborah Levine, Ph.D., associate professor of astronomy. Refreshments provided.

For information email Sandy Fox-Moon at or Maryl Ellen Holden-Musser at

Sponsored by the Biology department.

Health Life Sciences Building Room 100 and AACC’s Observatory, 7-8:30 p.m. Register for Zoom option


Sister Settings: A Student Installation Inspired by Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party”

An interdepartmental community project exhibited in the SUN Hawk’s Nest at AACC in Arnold. Installation is of a dinner party set for 12 women of great achievement that may or may not have been given her due historically. The table is set with a handmade tablecloth with 12 place settings, each consisting of a printed silkscreen of drawn placemat with flatware, a linen napkin, a uniquely painted ceramic plate and goblet, and a name runner identifying the woman honored.

For information email Dawn Bond at

Sponsored by the Visual Arts department and the Curriculum Transformation Project.

Student Union Hawk’s Nest, 10:30 a.m.


Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as women. This lack of inclusive participation has led to an alarming gap of content in the world’s most popular online research tool. To help to correct that gap, AACC’s Truxal Library will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-athon. Participants will learn how to edit and be provided tools to start adding content to Wikipedia articles on women, gender and the arts.

For information email Sophie Reverdy at

Sponsored by the Truxal Library

Truxal Library Room 142, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.


The Old Barracks and the Anti-suffrage Movement

In 1902, The Old Barracks Association was founded entirely by women living in the Trenton area with the goal of preserving the historic structure. These women were from well-connected families and, as such, were expected to be involved in the local community and pursue philanthropic projects.

For information email Sam Cordero-Puchales at

Sponsored by the Student Achievement and Success Program.

Zoom, 6 p.m. Register for the Zoom link

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