Women’s History Month 2008
Women’s Art, Women’s Vision

Free Admission to All Events

Highlights at Foothill College

Monday, March 3
Film Festival I: Busting Out Screening & Discussion with Director Francine Strickwerda
Busting Out explores the history and politics of breast obsession in America. The film is a disarmingly honest and intimate exploration of our society’s attitudes toward breasts and how they affect women’s health and happiness. By combining personal story-telling with devastating analysis, sad case histories with humor, and frank talk of sexual subjects with sweet innocence, the film challenges men and women to think about breasts in new ways. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10 a.m–Noon
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Tuesday, March 4
Lecture Series I: Reproductive Health Seminar: HPV Informational Seminar & Luncheon
Human Pamplona Virus (HPV) may be an asymptomatic virus. There are more than 100 HPV types, 30 of these types are sexually transmitted and may predispose women to cervical cancer. Seventy percent of women who have sex also have HPV and don’t know it because men are transient carriers of HPV. Nearly three out of four Americans between the ages of 15 and 49 have been infected with genital HPV. This event includes an informational seminar in which you can ask questions about HPV and learn how to obtain the new revolutionary vaccine that combats HPV. For more information, visit or call the Foothill Health Services Office. Complimentary refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by Foothill College Health Services Office. RSVP by Monday, March 3, to the Student Activities Office (Room 2009) or Heal! th Services Office (Room 2136).
Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: Toyon Room (Room 2020)
Free Admission


Wednesday, March 5
Ladies Luau Polynesian Party & Opening Ceremonies
SF Hula, the Bay Area’s premiere Polynesian entertainment troupe, will take you on a musical, choreographed tour of the Polynesian islands. From Tahiti to Marquesas to Hawaii, you’ll feel like the islands were brought in just for you. As a bonus, lucky members of the audience will share the stage with these beautiful hula dancers to learn a fun Polynesian dance move. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Plaza
Free Admission

Thursday, March 6
Clothesline Project Showcase
Throughout March, we’re showcasing the Clothesline Project, a provocative display of different colored T-shirts made by Foothill students and employees that show the extent of the abuse suffered by women, and the amazing stories of how they overcame the hardship that violence brings. Co-sponsored by the Health Services Office. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Thursday, March 6
Kathryn L. Koob: P.O.W.
Professor Kathryn L. Koob, author of Guest of the Revolution (2006), will discuss her book, which recounts her experience as one of 52 the hostages–only two of whom were women–who were held for 444 days in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, from Nov. 4, 1979 to Jan. 20, 1981. She holds a bachelor’s degree in speech/drama and religion from Wartburg College; master’s degree in theatre from the University of Denver; and Master of Arts Degree in Religion from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters from Gwynedd Mercy College and Uppsala College. She teaches oral communication and intercultural communication, a general multicultural studies course, at Wartburg College where she has also taught courses in reconciliation and image of God in religion and culture. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College President’s Office.
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: Appreciation Hall (Room 1501)
Free Admission

Friday, March 7
Lecture Series II: Body Art–Tattoo & Mehndi Artists
This event commemorates International Women’s Day, an inclusive effort to connect women worldwide and inform us of our achievements and successes. Anne Williams, who began tattooing in 1998, has been an artist at Black & Blue Tattoo in San Francisco since 2002. Owned and operated by women, Black & Blue Tattoo won the Best of the Bay Award in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Hear Williams discuss the process of creating artwork on skin and how she became a tattoo artist. Accomplished mehndi artist Karen Oeh, who is also Foothill’s Career Center program coordinator, has been designing patterns and painting bodies for eight years. Oeh established Mehndi Eye Henna Designs, and continues to hone her unique form of expression at art events and private parties. Complimentary mehndi henna tattooing and refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Monday, March 10
On-Campus Art Fair
Meet artists with a variety of vivid–and affordable–visions. Artisans who are also Foothill students, faculty and staff can introduce their art to the campus community. This is an excellent opportunity for you to purchase artwork at reasonable prices and support the local art community. Men with women-focused art are also encouraged to participate. Art accepted upon committee approval. To sign up for a free booth to showcase your artful wares for at least one hour, e-mail bae_andi@yahoo.com. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Library Quad
Free Admission

Monday, March 10
Meet the Artist Reception
Experience inspiring works by featured artist Francesca Pastine whose art is on display in the on-campus Semans Library throughout March. An amazing painter whose signature work makes use of her daily subscription to the New York Times, Pastine’s work is influenced by political affairs and current social dilemmas, especially her Iraqi Series and Invisible Women Series, both of which headline the on-campus exhibit. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Semans Library Gallery
Free Admission

Monday, March 10
Concrete Jungle Self-Defense Clinic
Cordelia Clancy, Concrete Jungle Self-Defense Training Organization director, is the first woman hand-to-hand combat instructor to train bodyguards for the Pentagon’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Richard Myers. Participate in the clinic and you’ll develop confidence and peace of mind as you learn the same street-effective skills used by bodyguards, police officers and special forces teams. All fitness levels are invited to attend this co-ed training. Co-sponsored by Foothill College Health Services Office.
Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Quad
Free Admission

Tuesday, March 11
Lecture Series III: Gender Politics Panel–Does Gender Matter: Are Women Leaders Different?
Four women who have either held elected office, studied women and leadership, worked as executive leaders or helped get women elected will discuss how gender plays out in politics, particularly in the presidential race. The panel features former San Jose City Councilwoman Cindy Chavez; business executive and political fund-raiser Lorraine Hariton; Morgan Family Foundation President and former California Senator Rebecca Q. Morgan; and Stanford Law Professor and Ethics Center Director Deborah L. Rhode. Panelists will explore such topics as whether the playbook is different for male and female politicians, why women are underrepresented in leadership positions and how the role of women in politics has evolved in the United States. Panelists also will respond to audience questions. Foothill College History/Women’s Studies Instructor Dolores Davison, M.A., who also serves as the Academic Senate president and Curriculum Committee ! chair, will moderate the discussion. The program is co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley, which will record the program for possible broadcast.
Time: 1:30–3 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room
Free Admission

Wednesday, March 12
Film Festival II: War Zone & Presenter Shawn Townes
Watch the provocative film, War Zone, then discuss what it feels like to be a woman walking on the street in a cultural environment that doesn’t discourage men from heckling, following, touching, assaulting, victimizing or treating you as a sex object in public spaces. Armed with only a video camera, filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West demonstrates that streets are war zones for women, and by confronting her abusers she reclaims space that was stolen from her. Foothill College Communication Arts Instructor Shawn Townes, Ph.D., will facilitate the group discussion.
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Location: Room 5891
Free Admission

Wednesday, March 12
Comedy Interactive Theatre Featuring Sex Signals
This event blends a combination of comedy and audience interaction to discuss just that–sex signals! Watch professional comedians speak about the misunderstandings that are evident between the sexes, while also hearing what your peers have to say about dating, sex, date rape, and the frustrations of understanding the complexities of men and women. Co-sponsored by Foothill College Health Services Office. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Location: Smithwick Theatre
Free Admission

Thursday, March 13
Lunch at the Ritz® Wearable Art Featuring Foothill College President Judy Miner
Foothill College President Judy Miner will share her eclectic collection of popular couture jewelry from Lunch at the Ritz®, the New York-based design atelier that combines glamour, luxury and fantasy to make jewelry for women who love creativity and fun. President Miner owns one of the largest collections of Lunch at the Ritz® wearable art in the United States and will share her favorite pieces at this presentation. Complementary refreshments provided.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Tuesday, March 18
Foothill College Author Series featuring Louann Brizendine, M.D., The Female Brain
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Foothill College is hosting a series of guest readings and book signings by best-selling authors. Louann Brizendine, M.D., completed her degree in neurobiology at UC Berkeley, graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine, conducted graduate work in London at UCL in philosophy of mind and history of science and medicine, and completed a residency in psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School. Her New York Times best-selling first book, The Female Brain, was released in 2006 and was rapidly translated into 21 languages and sold in 23 countries. It has become a bestseller in Germany and Spain. She is working on the forthcoming The Male Brain, due out next year.
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Lounge
Free Admission

Ongoing Events & Exhibits

My Fair Lady

Award-winning director Jay Manley helms this brilliant battle of the sexes about a linguistics professor who, on a wager, takes in a cockney flower girl from the streets of London, vowing to transform her into a refined lady. Featuring choreography by Tyler Risk and musical direction by Mark Hanson, Foothill’s My Fair Lady boasts some of Lerner and Loewe’s most memorable songs, including The Rain in Spain, Wouldn't It Be Loverly and I Could Have Danced All Night. Award-winning Foothill Music Theatre (FMT) will inaugurate Foothill College’s new Lohman Theatre with this spectacular production of My Fair Lady. Performed with two-piano accompaniment, FMT opens the peninsula’s newest theatre venue with an intimate, jewel-box interpretation of this masterpiece from the Golden Age of Broadway. Remaining evening performances are March 6, 7, ! 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. Remaining afternoon performances are March 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24, general; $22, seniors; $18, students; $10, children under age 12. To purchase by phone, call (650) 949-7360.

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project displays different colored T-shirts that show the extent of the abuse suffered by women and the amazing stories of how they overcame the hardship that violence inflicts on our daughters, mother, sisters, wives, girlfriends as well as the boys and men who love us. We will be showcasing this project in the Campus Center Dining Room Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is $2.

Silent Witness Project

The Silent Witness Project reminds us of the destruction that results from silent responses to domestic violence. The cases featured throughout the Campus Center were reported by the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Death Review Committee. These tragedies illustrate that domestic violence is occurring in our own communities and provides insight for intervention and prevention. The Silent Witness Project raises awareness about domestic violence and challenges us to break the silence by reporting domestic violence in all its forms. We will be showcasing this display in various throughout campus. Admission is free. Parking is $2.

Asian Americans for Community Involvement Domestic Violence Program

The clothing featured in the display brought to Foothill by the Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) Domestic Violence Program “speaks” for the abused women of our Asian communities. The stories are written in both English and the native languages of women from whose experiences these stories were composed. The diversity of languages and items of dress included in the ACCI project illustrate both difference and commonality: Domestic violence is a shared experience that crosses cultural lines. Many of the stories were written on muslin cloth–a textile that is used in some Asian cultures to commemorate the dead. We will showcase this display in the Campus Center Dining Room and Campus Center Lounge, Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is $2.

Gallery exhibit is on display Mondays through Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Semans Library. Admission is free. Parking is $2. For more information, call (650) 949-7282 or e-mail DavorenTricia@foothill.edu.


For additional event, driving and parking information, access www.foothill.edu, e-mail DavorenTricia@foothill.edu or call (650) 949-7282.




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