KCKCC plans Women’s History Month activities this week

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Kansas City Kansas Community College will be celebrating Women’s History Month with two presentations this week.

The first is the documentary, “Dolores.” When you start thinking about female activists in United States history, Dolores Huerta might not sound familiar. However, the co-founder of the first farmworkers union, along with Cesar Chavez, had an important place in history.

The special screening of the documentary “Dolores,” a 2017 documentary about the life of Dolores Huerta, at 11 a.m. March 6 in Room 3632 on the KCKCC Main campus, 7250 State Ave. The screening is free and open to the public.

Huerta was a tireless leader in the fight for racial and labor justice. The documentary not only focuses on her life as an activist but also takes a look at the barriers faced by women and people of color.

Following the film there will be a group discussion on the film with guest speakers Judy Ancel and Diana Martinez.

The second event features Anne McDonald, executive director of the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program. She will be speaking at noon March 8 in Room 2325.

McDonald is a graduate of the University of Kansas Law School and was appointed Court Trustee in Wyandotte County. She later served as Judge Pro Tem in District and Municipal Court in Wyandotte County. During her presentation, she will honor women who have persisted and support those women who continue the cause.

Lunch will be served at the event.

Both events are hosted by Women and Gender Advocacy, Counseling and Advocacy Center, Women’s Studies, the Arts, Humanities and Social Science division, the KCKCC Intercultural Center and the American Association of University Women.

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