Women's History Month

March 1 - April 26

Women’s History Month Writing Contest 2019

Submit a piece of creative writing in any genre and/or an essay inspired by an OCC’s WHM event or an assignment in an OCC course that pertains to women. The 1st place winner will receive $250, the 2nd place winner will receive $150, and the 3rd place winner will receive $100. Submit work to Professor Glenda Gross, electronically
at [email protected] by April 26, 2019. Include your name, student ID, phone number and email address
with your submission. Professors may also submit work on behalf of students.


March 1 - March 31

Display: Latinx Heroines: From Sor Juana to Laurie Hernandez

Display across from Mawhinney 350


March 1 - March 31

Display: Female Superheroines

Mawhinney Hall & Gordon Student Center


Friday, March 8

Presentation: “When Gods Rape: Narratives of Rape from South Asia”

Professor Dr. Anisha Saxena will discuss the different attitudes towards rape in pre-modern and modern South Asia. Light refreshments will be served.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Mawhinney 245


Friday, March 8

Women’s Professional Roller Derby: “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History”

The Assault City Roller Derby faces off against the Thousand Islands Battlefield Betties, hosted by OCC’s AAWCC.

$10 General Admission; FREE for kids 12 and under

FREE with valid OCC Student ID

Doors open at 6 p.m., game begins at 7 p.m.

7 p.m., Allyn Hall Gymnasium


Monday, March 11

Film & Discussion: “A Fantastic Woman”

Sebastian Lelio’s Oscar-winning Chilean film explores the difficulties facing a transgender woman after losing her lover. Discussion to follow with Professor Gerardo Cummings.

5 p.m., Mawhinney 245


Wednesday, March 13

Presentation: “The Monica Lewinsky Scandal in the Age of #MeToo and #TimesUp”

Twenty years later, society has a renewed interest in the Clinton impeachment vote and the sex scandal that led to it. Professor Laurel Saiz will explore how Monica Lewinsky’s experience resonates with us today and show how the scandal was even stranger than we thought. Light refreshments will be served.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Mawhinney 345


Monday, March 25

Film & Discussion: “My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop”

Hip Hop/Rap is often considered a “boy’s club” that promotes the sexual objectification of women and produces very few successful female artists compared to other musical genres. Ava DuVernay’s documentary explores the history, struggle, and the legacy of the women in Hip Hop/Rap. Popcorn will be served. Door prizes will be available.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Gordon Bistro


Wednesday, March 27

Panel Discussion: Women and Hip Hop

Join us as community leaders and experts discuss the history and current state of women in Hip Hop, featuring “Cardi B’s Rise to the Top.” Door prizes will be available.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Mawhinney 345


Wednesday, March 27

Panel Discussion: “Working in a Man’s World”

Listen to the experiences of OCC alumni who have chosen careers in male-dominated occupations in the United States.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Mawhinney 245


Wednesday, March 27

Bus Trip: Celebrate Equal Rights & Women’s History

Take a one-day bus trip to the Harriet Tubman home and the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn, NY, as well as the Women’s History Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. Bring a brown bag lunch. Open to all staff, students and faculty. Reserve your seat by contacting Nancy Carr @ (315) 498-2834  or [email protected]

Students: Free. Staff and faculty: $5

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Thursday, March 28

Panel Discussion: “Deaf Women Professionals: Challenges and Triumphs”

Deaf women professionals will discuss their experiences working and communicating in the workplace. Moderated by Professor Rebecca Dadey.

6 – 7:30 pm, Mawhinney 345