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

Posted February 16, 2017
By NWC News Desk

Northwest College has scheduled a full slate of activities in March in celebration of Women’s History Month.

The lineup begins at the NWC Intercultural House Wednesday, March 1, with a 6 p.m. movie screening of the film “Ninah’s Dowry.”

Written and directed by Victor Viyuoh, the 2012 film stars current Northwest College student Vivian Seikeh. Filmed in Cameroon, West Africa, “Ninah’s Dowry” tells the story of a headstrong young woman who leaves her village and resists her husband’s attempt to reclaim her as a woman he owns. The 102-minute film with English subtitles contains serious subject matter, but parents and mature adolescent children are invited to attend. Seikeh will hold a discussion with audience members after the film.

A Stothart First Friday Reading dedicated to women’s history themes will be held Friday, March 3, beginning at noon in the Hinckley Library Amphitheater. Named for Rob Stothart, a former associate professor of English at NWC, the readings offer an open mic format in which college and community members are invited to read their original writing or their interpretations of a favorite author.

Deepthi Amarasuriya, an assistant professor of physics at NWC, will present a Thursday, March 9, program focusing on women who made significant contributions to astronomy in the 19th and 20th century. Astronomers mentioned in the presentation include Jocelyn Bell, the discoverer of pulsating neutron stars, as well as women from the Harvard Observatory whose work in cataloging and classifying stars added to the foundation for modern theories of stellar evolution. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Intercultural House.

On Wednesday, March 15, several participants of the January 2017 Park County Women and Allies March will share their experiences from the event with visual presentations. The discussion starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Intercultural House.

Celebration of Women’s History Month continues throughout March with a Thursday, March 16, book discussion featuring Octavia Butler’s “The Parable of the Sower,” a Monday, March 20, presentation on women in unions and a Wednesday, March 29, talk about the role of women in Plains Indian culture.

For more information about these and other intercultural activities, follow the “See the full calendar” link in the Upcoming Event box at

All events are sponsored by NWC Intercultural Programs and are free to the public.