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Test your knowledge, learn self-care and discuss important issues during Women’s History Month

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 03, 2021


Throughout the month of March, College of Lake County (CLC) celebrates women’s history with a variety of events designed to expand experiences. Women’s History Month traces its origins back 40 years to 1981 when Congress authorized, and requested, the President to proclaim a Women’s History Week in 1982. In March 1987, the celebration was expanded to the entire month and has been celebrated every year since.

Here is a list of events open to the public.  CLC students and staff are invited to take part in even more activities


Tuesday, Mar. 16: Healthy Relationships, 1 p.m. 

The Women's Center and Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center are bringing back this wonderful interactive workshop which explores the signs of a healthy relationship, the cycles of violence that often coincide with an unhealthy relationship and so much more.  Learn tools to help you develop the healthy relationships you deserve.  

Tuesday, Mar. 16: Closing the Gender Pay Gap, 3 p.m. 

Working women in the U.S. are paid 82 cents for every 1 dollar a man makes. The gap is even wider for women of color. Economics professor Tonitta White breaks down the history behind this gap, its economic implications and what steps you can take to help close it.  

Wednesday, Mar. 17: Big Girls Can Cry, 1 p.m. 

An amazing workshop that focuses on exploring and validating the emotional experiences of women as students in higher education. We will have a discussion on how our experiences have translated over to working / learning from home since the pandemic. Join us to share your experiences and find support! 

Thursday, Mar. 18: Self-Care Workshop, 12 p.m. 

Many of us are multi-tasking to the extreme. We are dealing with work, school and family stress. We are so busy taking care of others that we often forget to take care of ourselves. This workshop will give you some simple, quick tips on how to take care of you using simple household items. If you have a golf ball, a tennis ball and a tube sock, bring them to the workshop.   

Monday, Mar. 29: Can We All Be Feminists Panel, Can Men Be Feminists? 6 p.m. 

How can the feminism movement be more inclusive of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities? Attend this program where participants will discuss how feminism can encompass intersectional identities, and discover how you can become an ally.  

Tuesday, Mar. 30: Unmasking Masculinity Workshop, 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. 

In collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and as part of Gender and Sexuality Week, this eye-opening workshop takes on the topic of challenging rape culture on campus and in the community. Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center presents timely examples on the topics of the objectification of women and consent. They will also share effective intervention techniques. There are two opportunities to participate in this empowering workshop developed for both men and women alike. 

Register in advance for the 1 - 2:30 p.m. workshop:  

Register in advance for the 6 - 7:30 p.m. workshop: 

Tuesday, Mar. 30: Colorism Panel, 3 p.m. 

Colorism refers to the discrimination of people with darker skin complexions. This form of prejudice has even more implications for women of color. Come hear students who are women of color discuss their experiences with Colorism.   

Thursday, Apr. 1: Empowering the Woman in You 

Details and registration instructions to be announced soon. 

Friday, Apr. 2: Suited Documentary & Discussion, 2 p.m. 

In collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, and as part of Gender and Sexuality Week, this documentary brings to light the struggle of the gender-nonconforming and transgender community that many of us take for granted. Suited follows the clothier of Bindle & Keep as they help several individuals find the perfect suit that looks past the binary and fits the person inside. This is one not to be missed! 

About College of Lake County: 

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.