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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Lectures, performances, films and music will highlight Women’s History Month at Middlesex County College. The month of March will see an array of interesting and vibrant programs. Except for the March 26 trip to Broadway, all are free, open to the public, and held in the College Center on the Edison campus.

“We’re featuring many different programs,” said Patricia Daly, director of Student Activities. “We have serious discussions of domestic violence, and some light entertainment with music and film. It’s going to be both educational and entertaining.”

The program kicks off with “Good Lessons From Bad Women” by Dorothy Leeds, a one-woman play with vignettes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Mae West, Emperor Wu and others. It’ll be Monday, March 3 at 11 a.m. in Cafeteria C.

On Wednesday, March 5, the MCC Counseling and Career Services Department will hold a workshop on Body Image, in which counselors will explore the influences of media on the understanding of body image along with clips from the documentary film “Miss Representation.” It’ll be in room 312 at 11 a.m.

The film “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” will be shown Thursday, March 6 at 11 a.m. in the Main Lounge.

“Musical Ladies – Songs From Your Favorite Divas” will be performed Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in the Main Lounge.

The film “Philomena” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. in the Main Lounge.

On Monday, March 24, Nancy Hulse will speak on “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady,” an examination of domestic violence in relationships. It’ll be in Cafeteria C at 11 a.m.

Singer and songwriter Sarah Miles will perform Tuesday, March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Main Lounge.

Monica C. Gural, a Legal Services of New Jersey attorney, will talk on “Healthy Relationships and Domestic Violence Law” on Wednesday, March 26 in room 319 at Noon.

On Wednesday, March 26, the College will coordinate a bus trip to Broadway to see a performance of “Matilda.” Tickets go on sale for students on March 4 at 9:30 a.m. at $10 each (2 maximum). If tickets are still available, they will be awarded by lottery for staff, faculty and alumni on March 18 (last date to drop off information for lottery). Sale date March 19th for $15 each (2 maximum). Bus Leaves Lot 2 at 5 p.m. and returns by 11 p.m.

The movie “Her” will be shown Friday, March 28 at 11 a.m. in the Main Lounge.

The events conclude with a lecture, “I AM Beautiful?” by Julia Garcia, in which she encourages women to uncover their true beauty and empowerment. It will be Monday, March 31 at 11 a.m. in Cafeteria C.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at 732-906-2569.