Guttman Celebrates Women’s HERstory Month



March 1, 2018 | Campus Events, Events

Women's History Month logoGuttman Community College is celebrating Women’s History Month with a month-long campaign filled with exciting events, and featuring our own faculty, staff and administration. The theme of the celebration is “Nevertheless, She Persisted.” Along with the timely theme, our HERstory Month Committee is proudly showcasing women in the “SHEro campaign.”

Throughout March, images featuring Guttman’s own female faculty, staff and administrators will be displayed on school monitors and social media and include words of inspiration from participants. All women-identified members of the community were encouraged to write messages honoring their SHEro superpowers and beauty. “My SHEro superpower is being adventurous,” wrote Soulyka Agana-Woodbine, Career Strategist; Professor Claire King said “my brain is beautiful.”

“The campaign is to highlight all of our strengths, superpowers and forms/meanings of beauty,” said Patricia Payano, Senior Career Advisor. She and Bindi Patel, Interim Deputy to the Dean of Student Engagement, Co-Chaired the Women’s HERstory Month Committee. All 36 SHEro photos will rotate on the monitors and social media in March.

Women's History Month: Nevertheless, She Persisted logoThe college will also celebrate with women-centered events taking place throughout the month:

Photos, Buttons, and Swag!
Tuesday, 3.06 at 11:30am
Thursday, 3.08 at 3pm

Kick-off Women’s HERstory Month with photo booths, a button making station, and giveaways! Learn about all of the upcoming events.

Self-Defense Workshops
Wednesday, 3.14 at 11am and 3pm
Room 401

Come dressed for an active workshop where you will learn important self-defense skills and ways to prevent becoming a target. Snacks served.

SHEro Campaign: Soulyka Agana, "My SHEro superpower is bing adventurous"

“He Named Me Malala:” Food and Film
Thursday, 3.15 at 6:30pm

Join us for a film screening that share the story of Malala Yousafzai. In the face of the Taliban’s attack on her, she persisted in her fight against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. At the age of 17, she became the youngest person to ever win a Nobel Prize. Dinner served.

Vagina Monologues @ Hunter College
Wednesday, 3.21 at 1pm
Friday, 3.23 at 7pm

Based on interviews with women of all ages and walks of life, this play discusses the power, mystery, and excitement hidden inside a woman’s body. This award-winning show offers a witty and often poignant insight into the humanity of women. Free! Limited tickets, RSVP at (For Guttman Students)

#TimesUp: End Gender Bias in the Workplace
Thursday, 3.22 at 3pm
Room 405

Workplace gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of gender. In this interactive workshop, understand the wage gap, learn your value, and practice strategies to get the highest salary possible. Late lunch will be served.

SHEro Campaign: Claire King, "My Brain is Beautiful"

Let’s Talk About Sex…Women’s Health & #MeToo
Tuesday, 3.27 at 11am

A ‘real talk’ with sexpert and nurse practitioner, April Autry, where she’ll anonymously answer all your questions about sex, women’s health, and everything in between. Nothing will be off limits! Lunch will be served.

Nevertheless She Persisted: Stories of Success
Thursday, 3.29 at 6:30pm
Atrium, reception following in 401

Everyone faces challenges. What matters is how you persist and learn from those experiences Come hear from women that will share that through it all, nevertheless they persisted. Networking reception immediately following panel.

The Women’s HERstory Month Committee is comprised of students, faculty, and staff and includes:

Katie Wilson
Anastasia Koutsidis
Diana Zechowski
Tracy Daraviras
Soulyka Agana
Carlos Burgos
Kaylen Boglo – student
Kimberly Escolastico – student
Crisnaylin Grullon – student
Melise Douglas – student
Sabrina Hernandez – student
Courtney Stevenson
Tiffany Luckain – student
Andrew Bennett
Bindi Patel – co-chair
Patricia Payano – co-chair