Dallas College News Update


Dr. April Braden, history professor at North Lake Campus, will deliver a lecture titled “Women in the Civil Rights Movement.”

Media Contact: Debra Dennis; DDennis@DallasCollege.edu

For immediate release — Feb. 27, 2023

(DALLAS) — National Women’s History Month is a time to acknowledge, reflect and honor the many achievements of females in politics, athletics, medicine, education, art, history and other fields. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”

To kick things off, Dallas College will honor both Black History Month and Women’s History Month with a presentation from history professor Dr. April Braden. Braden, who teaches at North Lake Campus, will deliver a lecture titled “Women in the Civil Rights Movement” with an emphasis on the “less-heralded women” who led, contributed to and shaped the movement. Her presentation is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at North Lake Campus, Room A206.

An array of in-person and virtual events are scheduled throughout the month, including “Walking in Her Shoes: Embracing Equity,” during which Dallas College Board of Trustees Chair Monica Lira Bravo will interview esteemed panelists about the hurdles and successes they’ve experienced as accomplished, elite women leaders in the Dallas community. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastfield Campus, 3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite, Building S, Room S100/101. Please RSVP for “Walking in Her Shoes” to attend in person.

Monica Lira-Bravo, chair of the Dallas College Board of Trustees, will interview elite women leaders during “Walking in Her Shoes: Embracing Equity.”

A Women’s Health Expo later in the month will center around current health topics and reproductive rights, including a discussion among several groups including Dallas College Counseling and Psychological Services, Dallas College Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program, HHM Health, Every Body Texas and the Resource Center. Various community women’s health clinics, Dallas College Basic Needs and Community Connections and other health-related vendors will have tables available with additional information. The event will be held Wednesday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hive on the Eastfield Campus. To attend virtually, join the live-streamed Women’s Health Expo panel discussion from 10 a.m. to noon.

Multicultural Affairs, Veterans and Military-Connected Services along with the Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center will present a panel of active and veteran military women who will discuss their career experiences, including both successes and hurdles. The in-person location is Eastfield Campus, Rooms G101-G102, and includes light refreshments and giveaways. This event will be livestreamed at the other six Dallas campuses: Brookhaven, Room S220; Cedar Valley, Room C023; El Centro, Room C100; Mountain View, TreeTop Lounge; North Lake, Room H200/H237; and Richland, Room SH117.

For information on all Women’s History Month activities, please visit the Women’s History Month webpage.

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