Rock Valley College

Women's History Month

Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. Women's History Month

Join RVC in celebrating Women's History Month! The women's History Month has planned events surrounding the theme of "Providing Healing, Promoting Hope."

The 2022 Women's History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.

Kick-off Tea Party

Wednesday, March 2 at 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Student Center Atrium
Join the Women's History Month Committee for tea and a celebration of the women of RVC!

Trailblazers: The Stories of the Women of the Rockford Women's Suffrage Plaza

Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
View a recording of the presentation here. 
Join the Women's History Month Committee for a presentation by Laura Furman, Midway Village Museum Curator, on the stories of the women of Rockford's Women's Suffrage Plaza. 

Play that Beat with ALAS

Thursday, March 17 at 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Center Student Lounge or play on Zoom here.
Play that Beat (co-sponsored by ALAS)-is a song guessing competition, inspired by the app Shazam, this event will have the contestants guess the female artist, with a time limit, for prizes. If you love music and trivia, this is a great event to experience!

Craftivism 101

Thursday, March 24 at 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
PEC 0110
Making change with a needle and thread. Learn to cross-stitch and create social change with the Women's History Month Committee! All supplies will be provided and no previous experience is necessary.
Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome! This event is family friendly and children are welcome.
Register for Craftivism 101 here! 

Women's History Meditation

Access on YouTube March 21 - 27
Join Julie Boggie of Pathitivity for an online mediation. 
This gentle, self-care meditation is offered to promote a feeling of purpose and connection by visualizing the mutually sustaining relationship between self and nature. You may participate in this experience at any time, and as many times as you would like, during this week. 
Comfortable chairs and headphones are encouraged!

Agents of Healing and Hope Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 30 at 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Center Atrium
Join us as we lose out Women's History Month for a Agents of Healing and Hope Panel Discussion with helping leaders from the Rockford community. Lunch will be served at this event. 

All events can be found on the College's Event Calendar.

Women's History Month is sponsored by RVC Promoting an Inclusive Community.