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March is Women’s History Month!

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….

  – Scavenger Hunt / Trivia Contest – All Vance-Granville students can test their knowledge of women’s history through a 10-question quiz in that will require the use of VGCC online library databases. Everyone who earns a perfect score will be entered for a chance to win a prize.  The quiz will be open in Moodle March 1- 26.

  – Guest Speakers on many of our campuses– Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited.

  • Iron-Jawed Angels” by Victoria Whited on March 8, 12-1 p.m. Main Campus Room 6102. Massachusetts Representative Joseph Walsh never intended “iron-jawed angels” to be a compliment.  Instead, Walsh used the term to refer to a group of “bewildered, deluded creatures with short skirts and short hair” led by Alice Paul.  VGCC History Instructor Victoria Whited will address how Alice Paul and her “iron-jawed angels” breathed new life and vigor into the American Women’s Suffrage Movement in the 1910s.   
  • American and British Authors” by Students of Ms. Frink’s and Mr. Bryan’s classes will present past American and British authors, and then VGCC English Instructor Frankie Frink will present a poem that she has written that represents the present. Female students from Ms. Frink’s and Mr. Bryan’s classes will represent the future by reading poems they have written on March 13, 11 a.m., South Campus, Room G1131.
  • Women, Work, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964by Natasha Thompson on March 26, 12-1 p.m., Franklin Campus, Multipurpose Building (Bldg. 4).  Many people are aware of the impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on combating racial inequality. However, the act outlawed discrimination on other criteria, including sex. Representative Howard Smith, a vocal segregationist, added sex as a protected category, possibly to sabotage the bill’s passage. In this talk, Dr. Natasha Thompson, VGCC History Instructor, will address how the Civil Rights Act came to protect against sex-based discrimination in employment as well as the impact of this legislation on women workers in the decades that followed.

Cosmetology Displays – Advanced Cosmetology students have created visual displays featuring the hairstyles of prominent women from history, with details addressing their actions and contributions. At Main Campus, the display is in the Library (Building 2). At Franklin Campus, the display can be viewed in the glass case across from the business office in building 1. The display at South Campus is located near the business office.  At Warren Campus, the display is located in Building 4.