SCC Welcomes Women’s Perspectives Speakers on March 6


In recognition of Women in History Month, SCC will host a special presentation entitled, “How Black and White Women Receive and Perceive Each Other.” The program will take place on the Keokuk campus next Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Student Lounge.

The program will be presented by Carletta Knox Seymour and Dev Kiedaisch. Knox is the president of Cedar Rapids’ branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the diversity chair for AAUW Iowa. Kiedaisch is the branch president of AAUW Keokuk and the gender equity chair for AAUW Iowa.

AAUW is a non-profit organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

Kiedaisch’s goal is for attendees to leave with a new understanding that who a woman is and how that woman was raised effects how they approach their surroundings.

“We must acknowledge that the fears white women have differ from those black women face in today’s society,” she stated. “We cannot pretend these differences don’t exist.”

Dr. Carole Richardson, Vice President for Academic Affairs encourages people to attend.

“This isn’t just for women,” she stated. “It will certainly be an enlightening, thought-provoking evening.”

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call at Dev Kiedaisch at (319) 520-6724. 

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