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Women’s History Month continues at NWC with three more events in March

March 9, 2017
Posted by: NWC News Desk

Celebration of Women’s History Month continues at Northwest College in March with several events including a discussion of Octavia E. Butler’s “The Parable of the Sower,” a conversation about women in unions and a presentation on the role of women in Plains Indian culture.

NWC Assistant Professor of English Jen Dare will lead the book discussion featuring “The Parable of the Sower” at the Powell Branch Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16.

Written by American author Octavia E. Butler and published in 1993, “The Parable of the Sower” gives the account of a young woman growing up in a future dystopian society. The story chronicles her struggle for survival while working to free herself and others from constant danger and oppression.

Amy McKinney, an associate professor of history at NWC, will lead a discussion about the history and role of women in unions Monday, March 20. McKinney will cover topics including occupational trends, wages and workplace environments as they relate to American women over time.  Her program begins at 4 p.m. in the NWC Intercultural House located at 565 College Drive.

The month-long celebration of Women’s History Month at NWC concludes with a Wednesday, March 29, presentation by Hunter Old Elk on the role of women in Plains Indian culture.

Old Elk, who has roots in the Apsaalooke and Yakama Nations, currently serves as a curatorial assistant for the Plains Indian Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. The program begins in the Intercultural House at 6 p.m. with a chili supper, followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m.

All programs are sponsored by the NWC Office of Intercultural Programs and admission is free.