Women’s History Month Programs Planned

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
four female students walking outside together

In honor of Women’s History Month, Raritan Valley Community College will present “Joy in Critique: A Case Study with Beyonce’s Lemonade,” Wednesday, March 7, at 4 p.m., at the College’s Branchburg campus. The program will feature Theodra Bane, Villanova University graduate student in Philosophy.

The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, is being sponsored by the RVCC Women’s Center and will be held in the Evelyn S. Field Library’s Robeson Room.

Bane, whose research focuses on philosophies of social justice as well as black and third world feminism, will address the tensions that exist when one tries to enjoy something that is considered problematic by society.

Later in the month, RVCC will host a program featuring the winners of the “Women & Gender Studies Essay Contest,” Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m., in the Robeson Room. The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will focus on the work of students whose essays have been selected for the NJ Women & Gender Studies Consortium Statewide essay contest. The students include Virginia DeStefano (“Nora Helmer: A Feminist Archetype in A Doll's House,” Introduction to Literature with Professor Lynne DeCicco); Mishelle Lema (“The Significance of Diversity in Feminist Theory," Honors Research Capstone with Professor Brandyn Heppard); and Ann Marie Masiello (“The Rest Condemnation: A Fate of Declining Mental Health,” English Composition II with Professor Lynne DeCicco).

For additional information, contact Brandyn Heppard at 908-526-1200, ext. 8530 or brandyn.heppard@raritanval.edu.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



February 27, 2018

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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