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Women's HERstory Month

Women's Herstory Month Kickoff Event & Luncheon
Women's Herstory Month Kickoff Event & Luncheon

Thursday, March 3rd 12:30 – 1:45pm

Webex meeting recording: Women's History Month Kickoff Event & Luncheon-20220303 1948-1
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Rabbi Elana Kanter

Please join us for our Women's History Month kickoff luncheon. We are pleased to have Rabbi Elana Kanter (she/her/hers) joining us as our keynote for the event. Rabbi Elana Kanter, Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute, is a graduate of Barnard College and a member of the first class of women rabbis of the Jewish Theological Seminary. She was ordained in 1989. In 1998, Rabbi Kanter received the Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators for her work in Adult Jewish Learning. 

Rabbi Elana Kanter grew up during a time when there were no women rabbis in the United States.  Her path to the rabbinate paralleled changes in American Judaism that eventually led to greater diversity in Jewish life.  In her journey toward religious leadership, she will offer glimpses into the beauty of Jewish living, a religion and culture that has continued for thousands of years, in spite of those who wished otherwise.

Defeat Racism at Work: Intersectionality Between Gender & Race With Patricia Davis
Defeat Racism at Work: Intersectionality Between Gender & Race With Patricia Davis

Friday,March 4th 10:00am - 11:30am via Zoom

Via Zoom:

Join us as Patricia Davis, founder of Defeat Racism at Work Enterprises lead us in a discussion around intersectionality focused on gender and race. Intersectionality is an analytical framework for understanding how aspects of a person's social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege.  This session will discuss how intersectionality identifies multiple factors of advantage and disadvantage. Examples of these factors include gender, caste, sex, race, class, sexuality, religion, disability, physical appearance, and education.

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Michelle Obama
Jhumpa Lahiri
Betty White
Rachael Carson
Women Writing, Acting, Creating, and Being
Women Writing, Acting, Creating, and Being - Check Out These Recommendations!
  1. Murderbot Diaries series, by Martha Wells
  2. “Recollections of My Nonexistence”
  3. Severance, by Ling Ma - a unique take on a zombie apocalypse:
  4. Movie: Dolores 2017
  5. Amy Chua, Author "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother"
  6. Claire Shipman "The Confidence Code"  
  7. I just read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and it was great! touches upon slavery too. 
  8. Music: I love Lauren Daigle and she has such uplifting ideas.
  9. Musician: H.E.R.
  10. Podcast: Encyclopedia Womannica - terrific 5-7 min biographical sketches of influential women.
  11. The Skimm: The Skimm is an American media company, founded in 2012 by Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, providing a subscription-only newsletter.
  12. Gaslit Nation, hosted by writers Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa, experts on authoritarian states. Each episode takes a deep dive on the news.
  13. Youngest Professional Skateboarder in the World: Sky Brown: YouTube VideoESPN article and Almost Skateboards article
  14. Female-directed documentary about female band: "The Go'Gos" Trailer
Janaki Ammal
Jane Addams
Kim Ng
Marilyn French
Women Owned Businesses in Phoenix
Women Owned Businesses in Phoenix
  1. Shannon Monge,
  2. Christine Berry,
  3. Lisa Jaimes-Toon
  4. La Gattara Cat Cafe and Boutique (also a rescue operation) Missy Pruitt
  5. 3 Vintage Chicks - A big, fun to explore vintage shop featuring over 50 vendors, at 13012 N Cave Creek Rd:
  6. Barrio Cafe. Silvana Salcido
  7. The Crafty Chica
  8. Walker Bookstore
  9. Palabras Bookstore
  10. Mucho Mas Art Studio
  11. @shoplapequena 
  12. Dahl Design Studio Rachel did all of the Festival of Tales branding, a truly compassionate, kind, creative person. Rachel Dahl: Dahl Design Studio
  13. Tamika Sanders  Tamika was a presenter for the AZ Humanities Council last year and will also participate in the upcoming Living Library event. She promotes DEI in education/business. A great speaker and fine human.
  14. Pomegranate Cafe
  15. Citrine Natural Beauty Bar
  16. Distinctive Salon and Spa
  17. SkateUp (New charity founded by a young woman and PVCC student)
  18. One Love Pet Parlor. PVCC Alumni who opened her own business - Alex Affronti
  19. Public Philosophy Press Kelly Fitsimmons-Burton
Carol Gilligan
Dolores Huerta
Gloria Anzaldua
Harriet Jacobs
Linda B. Rosenthal Women’s Mentor Program PVCC Participants
Linda B. Rosenthal Women’s Mentor Program PVCC Participants
  • Alexis Peterson
  • Ann Fulton
  • Audrey Moreno
  • Beth Guerra
  • Britney Corbitt
  • Carolyn Miller
  • Chris Hunt
  • Christian Hundley
  • Christine Berry
  • Diana Manjon-Stierstorfer
  • Diana Mitchell
  • Dionna Johnson
  • Giovanna Ocho
  • Heather Kruse
  • Heather Stevens
  • Inhye Peterson
  • Iris Love
  • Ivette Quintero
  • Jeanette Cernetic
  • Jessica Brancheau
  • Judy Garcia
  • Julie Hamel
  • Kathy Tapia
  • Kayla Tapley
  • Kelly Quick
  • Laura Mazzocchi
  • Linda Lawson
  • Lolita Quiroz
  • Lori Espinoza
  • Lori Sullivan
  • Marsha Foster
  • Michaelle Shadburne
  • Nancy Epps McNeill
  • Pam Cosay
  • Pat Inshausti
  • Rikki Shannon
  • Ryan Martin
  • Sandee Czech
  • Sarah Stemm
  • Shannon Monge
  • Sharlene Celeskey
  • Sheri Bakunowski
  • Shoshanna Landis-Grieve
  • Sophia Graves
  • Terry Adriance
  • Valerie Garibay
  • Velvet Barentine
  • Victoria Terrazas
  • Vivian Miranda
  • Yolanda Reynoso
  • Yvonne Taylor
A Few Film Recommendations
A Few Film Recommendations from Professor Gary A. Zaro, Humanities Faculty, Director of The International Film Festival @ PVCC

1. If you wanted to screen a film from the classic era that took on the established patriarchal views of women in society, I would suggest any film starring Katharine Hepburn (Adam's Rib, Woman of the Year, The Philadelphia Story, Pat and Mike, etc.). Or Marilyn Monroe if you're looking for the movie star/sex symbol/cultural influencer angle (Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, The Prince and the Showgirl, etc.). Or, a female director of the era (a rarity since directing has been the biggest challenge for women to break into in the film business), then Ida Lupino's The Bigamist (1953) would be great, plus she starred in it and was the first woman to direct herself in a film.

2. More contemporary, a great film is Norma Rae (1979) starring Sally Field. It's an excellent film that reinforced the ideas and actions of the Women's Liberation Movement of the 70s and it's based on a real woman.

3. If you want to go a little more with comedy but still a strong feminist theme and a true story, then A League of the Their Own (1992) would be a great choice.

4. If you want to go with a contemporary female director then I would suggest Greta Gerwig (Little Women or Lady Bird). Also, Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director (The Hurt Locker). Her best feminist film is Zero Dark 30 starring Jessica Chastain. It's long but also based on a real woman and recent events.

Mary Richmond
Nur Jahan
Octavia Butler
Woman of Distinction Award
Woman of Distinction Award

Each year one college employee is recognized for leadership, learning and support for other women.
This recognition was sponsored through the District Women’s Leadership Group

2014-2015       Michaelle Shadburne, Mgr., Center for Employee and Organizational Learning
2013-2014       Kandice Mickelsen, Library Faculty
2012-2013       Dr. Lois Roma-Deeley, English Faculty
2011-2012       Laurel Smith, Manager, Human Resources (Awarded Posthumously)
2010-2011       Sherry Adams, Communication/English Faculty
2009-2010       Rose Dermody, Nursing Program Chair, Nursing Faculty
2008-2009       Christie Colunga, Early Childhood Faculty
2007-2008       Sonia Valle, Dance Faculty
2006-2007       Dr. Sally Rings, Reading/English Faculty

Mickalene Thomas
Shirin Nesbat
Yayoi Kusama
Awesome Women of PVCC
In Case You Missed This

Awesome Women of PVCC Showcase
Wednesday, March 10th 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Presentation Recording Available