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March is Women’s History Month!

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Vance-Granville is hosting a series of events throughout March to celebrate women’s historical contributions. You are invited to participate in the following events….

  • They Rose: The 100thAnniversary of the 19th Amendment
    • March 4, 12-1:30 p.m. – South Campus, LRC
    • Guest Speaker, Dr. Natasha Thompson, History Instructor at South Campus
    • Special Poem Delivered by Kyrie Coverson, GECHS Student
    • Tea Party to Follow
  • “Make Them Do Their Own Talking”: Septima Poinsette Clark’s Work in Voting Rights, and Citizenship Education
    • March 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Franklin Campus, Room F4101 (Bldg. 4)
    • Even after the ratification of the 19thAmendment, state restrictions such as poll taxes and literacy tests prevented many black women from voting just as they did black men. Often forgotten, Septima Poinsette Clark played a vital role promoting voter registration through the citizenship schools she pioneered to educate adults. VGCC History Instructor Dr. Natasha Thompson discusses Clark’s life and major contributions to civil rights activism.
  • I Am Her
    • March 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Warren Campus, Room W4103
    • We sip from the saucers and stand on the shoulders of some courageous, brilliant, yet overlooked women from the past. Who are those women? This “guess who I am” experience will allow us to get to know some of those courageous, brilliant, and overlooked women.
    • Hosted by V.I.E.W – VGCC’s Initiative on Equity for Women of Color
  • “This is My War Too”: WAAC/WAC in WWII
    • March 27, 12-1 p.m. Main Campus, Room 6102
    • Women’s involvement in World War II oftentimes evokes imagery of Rosie the Riveter.  However, what about Winnie the WAC?  VGCC History Instructor Victoria Whited explores how WWII was also a war of women’s inclusion in military service as evidenced by the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps/Women’s Army Corps.

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are all invited to attend.