In honor of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Caucus at Northampton Community College (NCC) is offering screenings and presentations at the college that celebrate the achievements of women and to highlight the work that still needs to be done advancing women’s equality. 

On March 17, join us for Narrative 4 Story Exchange: Caring for and About Women, co-sponsored by the Annual Humanities Theme, a story exchange focused on the topic of caregiving, caretaking, care packages, self-care and more. Hear and discuss the ways you have given and received care in your life and help us build a more caring community here at NCC.  

The question, Can Women be their Authentic Selves at Work?, will be answered on March 24 at a conversation about likability. Co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Caucus, this talk will explore the trade-offs individuals, particularly women, make to maintain their likability in the workplace. Women are frequently stuck at work. Strong women are criticized for being cold, and warm women are seen as pushovers. We will discuss this paradox and begin to consider what we can do to combat some of these traps, so we are more able to be our authentic selves at work.  

Two pivotal documentaries center around women’s equality in different sectors. This month, watch a screening of Picture a Scientist, which highlights gender inequality in science. At a talk back event, discuss My Name is Pauli Murray, a film that looks at the life and ideas of Pauli Murray, a non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall on the topics of race and gender equity.  

For the reader in all of us, works from influential female authors will be displayed at Bethlehem and Monroe Campus Libraries. 

Please check the NCC events calendar for details on these and other events throughout March that celebrate Women’s History.