San Diego, CA. — In honor of Women’s History Month, the Chicana/o Studies Department
at San Diego Mesa College proudly presents the Sixth Annual Gracia Molina de Pick
Feminist Lecture Series. Both events are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00am in Mesa Commons Room 211, featured speaker Dr. Maria Nieto Senour, Ph.D., President
of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees will discuss the importance
of centering community, culture and social justice in education.
On Wednesday, March 22, from 12:45 to 2:10 p.m. LRC-435, filmmaker Richard Saiz will screen, “My Journey with Gracia” followed by
a discussion. Richard Saiz has more than 45 years of experience as a broadcast journalist
and documentary producer.
For more than 60 years, Gracia Molina Enriquez de Pick was an educator, feminist,
mentor of students and community activist for equality, justice, and respect for women,
indigenous communities, working people, and immigrants. As an early champion for bi-lingual
education, Molina de Pick helped to develop an academic program at Mesa College that
established one of the first Chicano Studies Departments in the nation. In March,
2013, Molina de Pick gifted $80,000 to Mesa College for the creation of an endowment
supporting the Mesa College Chicana/o Studies Department -- which she helped to found
in 1970. It is believed to be the largest donation of its kind awarded to support
a Chicana/o Studies program at a community college. Mesa College proudly displays
the Gracia Molina de Pick Glass Gallery in her honor.
Visit Mesa’s Events Calendar to see all the Women’s History Month events happening at Mesa College.
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