FSCJ Celebrates Women's History Month

FSCJ Celebrates Women's History Month

Upcoming events include a Town Hall Meeting presented by the FSCJ Kent Women’s History Month Committee on March 10. It will feature a panel discussion led by successful and empowering women within FSCJ and non-profit agencies. As the culminating event for FSCJ’s Women’s History Month, the International Club will host its fifth annual Multicultural Showcase on April 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Downtown Campus auditorium. Admission is free. The Multicultural Showcase was the vision of a very successful FSCJ alumna.

The event not only promotes cultural awareness and appreciation, but it also encourages student leadership through a series of workshops in which the contestants are required to participate prior to the showcase. One characteristic of a leader is the ability to present and promote thoughts, ideas and aspirations in a public forum, and this upcoming event will address all of these. The Multicultural Showcase has become an excellent way for contestants to introduce other students to their traditions. The contestants are judged on their introduction, cultural attire, cultural talent and knowledge of their countries and cultures.

Through the International Club, FSCJ encourages and supports immigrant students who are not fully proficient in English to participate in Collegewide student activities like no other college around. The Multicultural Showcase has become a signature event at Downtown Campus and is a wonderful way to celebrate students' diverse backgrounds. The event is a reminder of the rich range of culture at FSCJ and how fortunate we are to experience and celebrate these unique differences. For more information on the Multicultural Showcase, please contact Anna Marie Siegel, director of international student services, at asiegel@fscj.edu or (904) 632-3248.

Be sure to check the Collegewide calendar for all upcoming Women’s History Month events.