Women's History Month 2014

Ventura College Women's History Month

Ventura College honors and celebrates Women's History month by hosting a series of events at Ventura College and the Ventura College Santa Paula Campus. The multi-campus events include film festivals, discussion panels, guest speakers, art exhibitions, and more.


Chumash Blessing Ceremony of Women

March 12th 11:30 AM MCE/MCW Quad area

Festival of Movies Festival of Movies, The Women 1939

4:00-7:00 p.m. in HSC-120

February 27 1939 movie, "The Women" (133 min)
Discussion after the movie with Coleen Coffey, Women's History Professor, and Dr. Gwendolyn Lewis-Huddleston, Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities

March 6 Juno (96 min)
Discussion after the movie with Katalina Navarro, health educator for Planned Parenthood

March 20 The Help (2 hr 17 min)

March 27 Zero Dark 30 (2 hr 27 min)

Women's Discussion Panels

Women's Discussion PanelNO to Traditionalism!

April 23 11:30 AM-2:00 PM Ventura College MCE-123
Moderated by Coleen Coffey, Women's History Professor, and with special guest panelists:
  • Ann Doherty, MSW, LCSW Psychotherapist
  • Rabbi Lisa Hochberg, Miller Temple Beth Torah
  • Sarah Burgh, President of the Gay/Straight Alliance club

Transforming Adversities to Resounding Victories!

April 10 6:00-8:00 PM VC Santa Paula Campus
Moderated by Suz Montgomery from the Schmooze with Suz Show, and with special guest panelists:
  • Carmen Ramirez, Attorney and Councilwoman
  • Katalina Navarro, Sexual Health Educator
  • Dominique Fuster, motivational speaker on victory over violence

Speaker SeriesChicana Author, Michelle Serros

Meet Chicana author, Michelle Serros

View flyer

Can You Even Do That?Stories of My Gender Transition with Mack Gooding-Waldron

March 12 4:00-5:15 PM MCE 123 Presented by Anthropology Department

Black Culture Panel with Professor Ola Washington

March 18 4:00-6:00 PM Guthrie Hall Presented by the Black Student Union



Women through HistoryCourtesy of artist, Gayel Childress

Cultural and historical information items regarding women through history on display in the Ventura College Library display cases.

Women in the State of Grace

Art Exhibition at the Ventura College Santa Paula campus. Exhibit dates are March 17-May 16, 2014. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM. View postcard.

Opening reception is March 21, 6:00-9:00 PM. Meet the artists, live music, poetry readings. Free parking. Appetizers will be served.