March is National Women’s History Month. ACC honors the month with events and an opportunity to join a new chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges here at ACC.

ACC’s Women’s History Month events are part of the broader Cultural Mosaic Series produced by ACC’s Teaching & Learning Excellence Division. Cultural Mosaics are collegewide celebrations that serve to nurture a sense of belonging in our ACC community and link to the many academic disciplines of our students. 

Women’s History Month events include:

Cine El Centro Screening of ‘Dolores’

Date: Monday, March 20
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: ACC Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center, Highland Campus, Building 4000, Room 4.2205

Women’s History Panel: “Global Storytelling About Women: Empowerment and Disruption”

Moderator: Dr. Linda Cox, adjunct professor of Philosophy and Service-Learning Program Coordinator
Date: Tuesday, March 28
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Highland Campus, Building 2000, Room 2.1550 (Presentation Hall)
RSVP Required

Events will continue to be added throughout the month. 

ACC faculty and staff also are invited to contribute to the Celebration of Women’s History padlet wall to celebrate the women who shaped their lives and our world. 

Visit the Cultural Mosaic for Women’s History Month website for event updates and to view the padlet.

ACC also will kick off a Women’s History Month Q&A series with faculty, staff, and students. If you’d like to recommend someone to be interviewed, contact [email protected].

American Association of Women in Community Colleges

ACC launched its own chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) this year. Membership is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators at the college. 

Dr. Monique Umphrey, ACC provost, serves as the 2021-23 national president of the AAWCC and affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges.

The organization’s mission is to change women’s lives through education, service, and leadership development.

The purposes of the AAWCC are to:

  • Encourage educational program development for women in community colleges.
  • Support women in leadership roles.
  • Develop communications among women in community colleges.
  • Promote and offer local and state workshops for women in community colleges.
  • Disseminate information on courses, programs, and services for professional women.
  • Address equity and other issues pertinent to women students and staff.

Anyone interested in joining may contact Dr. Lorlie Ellis, ACC Chapter president, at [email protected].