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Community welcome to celebrate women of our lives during annual Women’s Month activities this March

Join Lone Star College-CyFair throughout March for activities such as a clothing drive and sale benefitting an area shelter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author talk, an art exhibition, two films, a concert and more.

LSC-CyFair’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, along with Windows On the World, will sponsor the 2011 Women’s Month with this year’s theme of “Celebrating Women of Our Lives.” 

Kicking off the month is the mid-day Fashion Fiesta March 2 benefiting The Mission of Yahweh, an area shelter for women and children. The college will sell, for $1 a piece, donated, washed and ready for purchase women’s, men’s and children’s clothing. The money raised and clothes not sold will be donated to the shelter.

Then the evening of March 3, come hear Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario share her account of the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States. Based upon the newspaper series that won her the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, her book “Enrique’s Journey” offers a gripping personal perspective on one of the most challenging and divisive issues today: immigration.

In honor of Women’s Month, Windows On the World and the Harris County Public Library, LSC-CyFair Branch are co-sponsoring two evening films in the Cinema WOW! at the Library film series. Enjoy the films and an engaging professor-led discussion afterward including a March 8 film noted for Mo’Nique’s Oscar-winning performance and a March 22 film noted for Nicole Kidman’s Oscar-winning performance.

Check out the art exhibition “Lookie” on display until March 10 to see visiting artist Wendy Wagner’s transformation of the Bosque Gallery with her paintings, sculpture and animation. Wagner’s work investigates personal narratives from her past and present, drawing on a rich store of invented whimsical iconography. 

The evening of March 10, join various panelists speaking about women in male-dominated careers fields and men in female-dominated careers. Are these worlds starkly different from each other or are there more similarities than expected?  Find out in the “Breaking Boundaries in the Work Force” event.

There will be no activities during Spring Break March 14-17. Women’s Month community activities conclude March 30 with a mid-day Maggie McClure concert. 

In addition to the events open to the community, there are two student-only events including a student essay contest and a lunch in honor of single mothers. For information on the student events, e-mail womensmonth@LoneStar.edu.

For detailed information on the 2011 Women’s Month, go online to LoneStar.edu/womensmonth-cyfair.