On Thursday, March 8, El Paso Community College’s Diversity Program plans to bring awareness to Women’s History Month, a month-wide celebration that highlights historic, cultural and social impacts made by women.
The celebration, entitled “Nevertheless She Persisted: Women Who Fight Against All Forms of Discrimination Against Women,” will be located at the EPCC Administrative Services Center.
The event will feature a discussion panel composed of women from the local community.
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Tickets for the Women's History Month lunchoen can be purchased online or at any campus cashier.
The panel will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 11. A luncheon will follow from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and feature keynote speaker, Shoshana Johnson, a former prisoner of war.
Moderation will be conducted by Dr. Mozella Garcia and Arlene Alarcon.
The panel discussion will be free of charge while tickets for the luncheon will be $15. Tickets can be purchased online, or at any campus cashier office.
Women’s History Month was incepted by the National Women’s History Project in 1978 and fought to ensure that history remembers women for their great contributions to society.
Their plan was enacted permanently in 1988 which marked the beginning of annual Presidential Proclamations designating the month of March reserved for the praise of historic women.
Women’s History Month is observed internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
While customs toward the celebration vary, the overarching theme is the same: acknowledging strong, empowering women.
Students and faculty interested can contact Olga Chavez at 831-3322 or email@example.com.