February 20, 2014

FRCC Professor, Students to Profile Courageous Women for Women’s History Month

Five international female activists will be highlighted in a Women’s History Month presentation March 3 at Front Range Community College.

The program, called Profiles in Courage: Women Challenging Injustice, will feature presentations made by Dr. Ian Feinhandler, geography faculty and chair of the Social Sciences Department, and by student members of the International Affairs Club. The women to be profiled:

  • Aung San Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner from Myanmar, formerly Burma, who endured 15 years of house arrest while leading democratic reform efforts.
  • Tawakkul Karman, the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner from Yemen – at age 32, the youngest person to receive this honor.
  • Irom Sharmila Chanu, the Indian activist who has refused food for 13 years in protest against government-imposed martial law in her state.
  • Amina Tyler, the 19-year-old activist from Tunisia who has challenged the rise of Islamist restrictions on women’s rights in her country.
  • Camila Vallejo, who began her political career at age 19 when she led a movement for open access to education for the poor in Chile; in March she will enter Parliament at age 25.

The event takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Classroom Building at the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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