U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will be the keynote speaker at Women’s History Month 2014 at Windward Community College. The event celebrates the important contributions of women from Hawaiʻi and around the world. The nationwide theme for this year is “Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.”
All events will take place in Hale ʻĀkoakoa 105 and are FREE and open to the public. Everyone is invited to participate in discussions with the speakers.
March Women’s History Month Events
- Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard—Monday, March 17, 3–4 p.m.(schedule is subject to change)
Representing Hawaiʻi’s 2nd Congressional District, Tulsi Gabbard is one of the first two female combat veterans, first Hindu and first female of Samoan ancestry to ever serve as a member of the U.S. Congress. The topics Congresswoman Gabbard will discuss include issues facing women in the military, her journey to Washington and some of the lessons learned from her time in office.
- Voices from the Inside—Tuesday, March 18, 10–11 a.m.
Inmates at the Women’s Community Correctional Center will discuss how they have discovered forgiveness and healing through creative programs like Voices from the Inside, where they find hope through writing, poetry and performance.
- The Glades Project with filmmaker Connie M. Florez—Thursday, March 20, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
How do transgender individuals view womanhood and identity? Director/producer of The Glades Project, Connie Florez will discuss her feature documentary film about an integral part of Hawaiʻi’s culture and history that has been kept in the dark until now. The film follows local transgender individuals during the 60s and 70s at the Glade Show Lounge located on Hotel Street in Chinatown, where genders were blurred—ordinary boys became beautiful girls.