Jackson State Community College will kick off Women’s History Month on March 4. The perennial monthlong celebration features a number of activities such as presentations, film screenings, literary readings, and special speakers.
Wednesday, March 4, will be “Wear Your Rosie Day” at JSCC. Students and staff are encouraged to come to campus dressed like the iconic Rosie the Riveter. A group photo of participants will be taken in the main first-floor hallway of the Nelms Classroom Building at 10:50 a.m.
On Thursday, March 5, the keynote speakers for the month will be Paula Casey and Jacque Hillman, founders of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail. There will also be a special inaugural presentation of the Sue Shelton White Scholarship by the Madison Area Democratic Women (MADW). The event will be held in room 203 of the Jim Moss Center for Nursing from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Sue Shelton White, Jackson native and suffragist, was instrumental in the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1929, giving U.S. women the constitutional right to vote. The MADW is honoring her memory with a $2,500 scholarship award to a “non-traditional” woman student.
Events for the month can be found on JSCC’s “Upcoming Events” calendar located at www.jscc.edu. Anyone interested in attending these events is welcome to attend.