All Day Event

Join us as we Celebrate Women's HerStory Month. With guest speakers, round tables and workshops available all month long!

Mon March 13 

Guest Author/Scholar
Melanie Klein

Mindfulness, Personal Empowerment + Collective Liberation
Forum 1:00-2:30

Combining personal narrative, theory and mindfulness practices, Melanie Klein, MA offers a paradigm of empowerment that combines personal transformation with collective liberation. Melanie Klein, MA is a successful speaker and professor of sociology and women’s studies as well as an internationally recognized and sought-after empowerment coach and thought leader in authentic empowerment. Her expertise has enabled her to write, edit, or contribute to nine books on these topics, including the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology, Yoga & Body Image. 

Thurs March 23 


Join Moorpark College Criminal Justice Professor, Chad Basile in a practical safety awareness and self-
defense workshop featuring his adaptation and modern application of ancient martial art techniques based upon the oldest continuously taught martial arts system in Japan. Dai Shihan (Senior Master) Basile will relate the more than 1000-year-old self-defense skills transmitted directly to him by the 34th lineal Grand Master, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi of Japan. Dr. Hatsumi, 91 years young, is designated as a Living Cultural Treasure of Japan. 
Link to Registration/Sign-up form


HerStory Candid Conversations w/ MC Faculty & Staff

Tues March 7

Careers and Higher Education Roundtable
Campus Center Conference Room 10:00-11:15am

What challenges do women face in careers and higher education? Join us to discuss ways to navigate those challenges and identify opportunities. Facilitators: Veronique Boucquey, Department of Psychology; Rebecca Gresh, Department of Sociology; Celine Park, Department of Career Services.

WED March 15 

Our Feelings Are Our Most Genuine Paths to Knowledge: 
Cross-Generational & Intersectional Fish Bowl Activity by Audre Lorde

Campus Center Conference Room 2:00-3:15 

We invite you to join us in participating in community-in-action: a panel of four women sharing their stories about their personal experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace/academia. This cross-generational, intersectional panel discussion aims to facilitate conversation and resource sharing where there has historically been silence. A representative from the Student Health Center will be present to give information about reporting issues on our campus. 
Panelists: Deb Brackley, Crystal Salas, 
Daniella Mbabazi,  Jessi Hauger and Melanie Justice

Mon March 20

A Brief History of American Women Reproductive Rights
Campus Center Conference Room 1:30-2:45

Professor Susan Kinkella will discuss the historical views on women’s sexuality, motherhood and the struggle and controversy over women’s reproductive rights in American History.  

Wed March 29 

“The Ghost Mother” 
Storytelling as a place of Healing…
Campus Center Conference Room 10:00-11:15am

English professors and writers Sandra Hunter and Tamarra Coleman will share selections from their upcoming books to open a conversation about identity and culture and history and our relationships with our mothers.

Women's Her Story Month at Moorpark College
Moorpark College
Campus Center Conference Room