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The Humannequin Project: Rethinking Gender in a Global World

Humannequin Displays on Campus

Women’s History Month provides a time to remember the strides women have made while acknowledging that women still have a long way to go before reaching equality. The Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) campus celebrated Women’s History Month with a variety of events, including a poetry slam, mask making, the second annual Women’s Conference, a showing of the film series “Stop Calling me Girl”, a performance of “The Vagina Monologues”, and a political art display of “humannequins.”

Changing Women’s Lives with Slam Poetry

Poet Azteca

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) invited artistic expression during Women’s History Month. Students could attend short events to watch artists demonstrate what Women’s History is all about.

One event that stood out was the performance of slam poetry. Marc Smith created this form of poetry in a Chicago lounge during the early 1980s. Slam poetry as a deep expression of emotion spoken out loud. The concept of each poem depends on what the artist is trying to convey. Some try to inspire the audience, while others compete against their peers.

Earth Week: Make Your Voice Heard

Earth Week: Make Your Voice Heard

Earth Week attracted students who wanted to get into the “green” spirit with activities and movies.  

People may think that all they need to do to contribute to Earth Week is to recycle their plastic soda bottle or pick up a piece of trash on the side walk.  Certainly recycling and collecting trash is helpful, but there is a larger goal behind living green.

Hispanic Heritage Month at EMCC

Avondale Mayor at EMCC

September 17, 2013 was the kickoff day for the National Hispanic Heritage month at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). According to the annual Student Ethnicity Report for 2011-2012, 40 percent of the students at EMCC are Hispanic. EMCC students and staff joined together to celebrate Hispanic culture and its community.

Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration at EMCC

Zarco Guerrero performing at EMCC's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

On a hot Tuesday morning in September, a bustling small crowd of curious students out side of the library’s back exit gathered. Some moved from table to table and others just passed close by while getting a glance at what was going on.

Small groups of friends clustered together while in line for activities and food. They laughed and asked questions while they were being taught how to make Mexican paper mache flowers.

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