Press release by Kassandra Burns
TEA TALK – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH CELBRATION
ACC ROUND ROCK CAMPUS, RM 2117, ROUND ROCK, TX, THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015 –
In an effort to celebrate Women’s History Month Student Life will host a Tea Talk event. The event will take place 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Students can come, celebrate and converse with each other about the importance and impact women of today and the past have made on the world. Jennielle Strother will speak.
Ashley Feagins, Student Life Campus Team Chair, planned the event because “It is important to understand where we have been in history in order to know how to go forward with women’s equality.”
Hot tea, pastries and finger sandwiches will be served in British style to allow students a multi-cultural experience. The tea targets female students at ACC who might not be involved outside of the classroom otherwise. Feagins hopes to build a community in addition to sparking a conversation about gender norms.
Guest speaker Jennielle Strother is the vice president of enrollment management and financial aid at the Seminary of the Southwest. She is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Northeaster University and has previously worked at Concordia University, Laredo Community College, Lon Morris College, and is co-founder of #EMchat, a weekly twitter conversation for enrollment management professionals.
Women’s history month traces back to March 8, 1857 when women protested over working conditions. In 1909 it turned into an International Women’s Day, then expanded into a week. Now an entire month is allotted to celebrate the history of women and all they have endured. This event will allow students and faculty to discuss important topics covering the history of women and also serves as a chance to meet new people.
The student Life Office reaches out to the students in a way to involve them in school activities outside of the classroom. It does this by planning events to get everyone together, to learn new things, meet new people and have fun while doing so.
What better way to celebrate such a significant time in history than with a cup of tea, some pastries, and great conversations?
Spaces are still available for current ACC students, who may RSVP at http://… For more information, please email Ashley at Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org.