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Celebrating Windward Women at WCC
and the Women in their Field

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Photo of Leticia Colmenares
Monday March 8, 4:30-5:30 pm
in Akoakoa 105

Leticia Colmenares
WCC Professor of Chemistry

Women in Chemistry: Contributions & Challenges

Letty will highlight some of women's accomplishments in chemistry and the lingering issues and challenges that they continue to face.

Photo of Malia Lau Kong

Tuesday March 9, 12:40-1:20 pm
in Akoakoa 105

Malia Lau Kong
WCC Instructor of History

Telling Herstory

A presentation on extraordinary women in pre-modern world history (pre-1500 CE) who defied traditional social boundaries to speak their mind, lead troops into battle, and govern whole societies.

Photo of Sarah Hadmack

Wednesday March 10, 4:30-5:30pm
in Akoakoa 105

Sarah Hadmack
WCC Instructor of Religion

Adventures of the Amazing, Audacious Alexandra David-Neel

Sarah will speak about Alexandra David-Neel, the first foreign woman to enter the once forbidden city of Lhasa, Tibet.

Photo of Ann Lemke and Yukon

Thursday March 11, 12:40-1:20 pm
in Akoakoa 105

Ann Lemke
WCC Disability/Admissions Counselor; Early Admit and Running Start Counselor

Ann will take you on her unique journey through the landscape of disability culture.

Photo of P. Jayne Bopp

Tuesday March 16, 12:40-1:20 pm
in Kuhina 115

P. Jayne Bopp
WCC Office of University Partners Coordinator and Sociology Lecturer

Women in Sociology

Jayne will offer a critique of feminism itself and talk about how feminism in the US was started by white, middle/upper class, educated, heterosexual women. And how that given this history, it has excluded large numbers of women in its fight for “equality”.

Photo of Nancy Ali

Thursday March 18, 12:40-1:20 pm
in Kuhina 115

Nancy Ali
WCC Imaginarium Manager and Lecturer in Archaeoastronomy

Women in Archaeoastronomy

Nancy Alima Ali will speak about Anna Sofaer and Linda Schele, two women who followed their passions and in doing so made significant contributions to the field of archaeoastronomy.