Womens History Month 2017, Our Story is our Strength

Kathy Najimy

Kathy Najimy

Advocating for Rights of Girls and Women

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Lecture Hall C202
Charlestown Campus
Program begins at 1 p.m. 

Presented by the International Center and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion

An award winning actress and activist, Najimy is a former Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year and a recipient of PETA’s Humanitarian of the Year Award presented by Sir Paul McCartney. She spoke about “Women & Body Image” as well as the importance of advancing progressive social causes. At the forefront of AIDS activism for twenty years, she has been a vocal proponent of human rights worldwide.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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Exhibits for March 8 - April 14, 2017

Mother Tongue

Works by Pan-Asian Boston-area Women Artists

Experience this multi-media group exhibit that explores the complex relationship between personal identity, storytelling and cultural expectation.

Charlestown Campus, Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

View BHCC VMA Dept. Alum Betsy Warrior's International Women Activist Poster Series

The series features an array of globally influential female activists honoring their roles and accomplishments. 

Betsy Warrior was an adult returning student attending BHCC after a long career as a Herald newspaper librarian and archivist. Betsy was an original founding member forming the Cambridge Women’s Center and is credited with writing some of the first published articles on domestic abuse and equity for domestic work (housework) in the earlier 70ies. Her graphic art illustrations of these female activists will be on view in the Chelsea Camus Student Lounge through March.

Engage with an exhibit that illuminates the diverse roles women have played in union organizing and public advocacy for workers’ rights.

4th floor Student Lounge, Chelsea Campus, Lobby Gallery

Women in Nursing and Public Health History

Explore this display featuring the works of women who transformed the healthcare experience and shaped how we understand wellness and patient care.

Sponsored by the BHCC Library and Learning Commons

Charlestown Campus, E-Building, Second Floor Corridor

Thursday, March 2

HerStory Voices—Readings by Women, about Women

Listen to moving poems and stories that connect individual experiences to a larger shared history. Choose from BHCC faculty-selected works or bring something of your own to read. All are welcome.

Sponsored by the BHCC Library and Learning Commons, the International Admissions and BHCC Learning Communities

5–7 p.m. Charlestown Campus, Main Lobby

Thursday, March 9

Artist’s Reception for Mother Tongue

Join us for an evening of art and conversation with special guest artists featured in the exhibition.

6–8 p.m., Charlestown Campus, Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery

Kathy Najimy (see above)

Tuesday, March 21

Policing the Female Body: Medical Ethics and Personal Rights

Participate in a group discussion inspired by the BHCC One Book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Sponsored by BHCC Learning Communities and the BHCC One Book Project

6–8 p.m., Charlestown Campus, Mary L. Fifield Gallery

Tuesday, March 29

Truly Eleanor

Delvena Theatre

Enjoy this three-person theatrical show exploring Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal struggles while in the public eye, her deep involvement with her husband’s presidency, her political triumphs at the United Nations and her enduring contribution to human rights and personal liberty.

Sponsored by BHCC Learning Communities

6–8 p.m., Charlestown Campus, A300 Auditorium