The celebration of Women’s History Month at Northwest College continues throughout March with three more events that take place in NWC’s Intercultural House.
The schedule begins Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. with a talk about the role and value of women in Japan and China by Duyang Wen, Japanese teaching fellow at NWC and ALLEX Scholar.
During the presentation, Wen will compare and contrast the value and the role of women in Japan and China. She will also share what it’s like growing up and living in both of these countries as a woman.
As the month unfolds, the lineup continues with a 6:30 p.m. lecture Wednesday, March 21, by Hunter Old Elk, curatorial assistant for the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. The presentation, “Women Warriors: Indigenous Women of the 21st Century,” explores the dynamic work of eight Native American women from the 21st century.
Old Elk grew up on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana. She earned a bachelor's in art with a focus on Native American history from Mount St. Mary’s University. Old Elk notes that she is particularly inspired by the lives of Native American women who lived and thrived on the Plains.
The series wraps up with a talk by visiting Fulbright Scholar from Uganda, Florence Ebila, titled, “The Women’s Movement in Africa Today: Challenges and Opportunities.” During this talk, Ebila will discuss and honor specific individuals who have been key influencers in women’s liberation in a variety of African countries. This presentation takes place Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. and concludes the Women’s History Month celebration at NWC.
For more information about this series, contact Amanda Enriquez, intercultural program manager, at email@example.com or 307-754-6424. All events and are free and open to the public.
For Northwest College’s full calendar of events, visit http://nwc.edu/events.