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Full slate of Women's History Month activities scheduled in March at NWC

Posted February 22, 2016
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyoming — Let the celebration begin — Northwest College has scheduled a full slate of activities in the college’s Intercultural House during March to celebrate Women’s History Month.

The lineup starts Tuesday, March 1, with a 4 p.m. program about “Single Women Homesteaders” presented by Amy McKinney, an assistant professor of history.

Thursday, March 3, Natsuki Kobayashi, a Japanese teaching fellow in residence at NWC, will present a 5 p.m. program on Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girls’ Day).

A panel of women will gather at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, to discuss “Women of the World: A conversation about the role of women from diverse cultural perspectives.”

An ice cream and pie social will celebrate women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at 3 p.m. Monday, March 14. It’s led by Astrid Northrup, an associate professor of engineering and mathematics.

Andrea Shipley will reprise April 2015 TEDx Talk at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. Shipley is the development coordinator at Northwest; the TEDx Talk she presented in Cody last April is titled ‘Wyoming Women in the Equality State: How the “Wild West” gender socialization affects the wage gap in Wyoming and why women must ask for more.”

The movie “He Named Me Malala” featuring the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, will be shown and discussed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.

NWC Assistant Professor of Art Anne Toner will discuss women in art at 4 p.m. Monday, March 21.

The month-long celebration concludes Thursday, March 24, with a self-defense class for women and girls taught at 6 p.m. by Chris Ivanoff and Natalie Evenson at the Artistic Motion Studio. This class is sponsored by Powell Valley Community Education and requires preregistration. More information and registration options are available at

All programs in NWC’s celebration of Women’s History Month are free to the public and all but the self-defense class will be held at the NWC Intercultural House, located at 565 College Drive.

The programs are sponsored by NWC Intercultural Programs and the NWC Diversity Awareness Committee.

More details about each even can be found by following the calendar link at