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El Paso Community College set to celebrate Women’s History Month

El Paso Community College (EPCC) will celebrate its 13th Annual Women’s History Month, via events, art exhibits and more.

“Recognizing the accomplishments of women is an important part of Diversity and Inclusion Programs at EPCC,” said Olga Chavez, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs. “The diversity of students, faculty and staff and their important roles leads to a better community as a whole.”

This year’s theme is Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced. The Women’s History event and a Virtual Art Exhibit premieres Wednesday, March 10 at noon.

Participating in the program are Dr. Dolores Gross, Dr. Carol Kay, Dr. Fariba Ansari, Melissa Aguilera, Bethany King, Sofia Armendariz and Nayeli Alarcon.

Emcee will be Amanda Guillen, Weather Forecaster and Journalist KDCB 4/ KFOX 14 and Keynote Speaker will be Judge Anna Perez, 41st Judicial District Court.

Performers Will be Jackie Gaines, Dr. Melissa Gurrola, Kayla Apodaca, Kristen Apodaca, Lina Brettell, Valerie Muruato and Carmen L. Hall. The event will be streamed, via this link.

The Virtual Women’s History Month Art Exhibit will be available on YouTube. The event is curated by the El Paso Art Association. Visit the EPCC Diversity and Inclusion Programs webpage for link information

“EPCC takes pride in promoting culture of diversity at all of our campuses,” college officials added. “EPCC is an eight-time winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This national honor for postsecondary institutions that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

For information on all Women’s History Month activities, contact the EPCC Diversity and Inclusion Programs office at (915) 831-7898.