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History and Resources

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as the first National Women's History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration from a week into a month, and March is now National Women's History Month.

Since that time, Bakersfield College has participated in the nationwide effort to recognize the historical accomplishments of women with a month-long series of programs presented by local and regional leaders among women.

Women's History and More (WHAM) at Bakersfield College organizes an array of programs that are open and free to the public. See WHAM's website for previous events.

This year WHAM chose to emphasize the positive change women can make in the lives of each other and in broader society. Our series of events will explore and celebrate how women across groups ally to create power for positive change.

Please visit the libguide created by Professor and Research Librarian Faith Bradham for research materials.


Find out more about Women's History Month at these sites:

Committee Members

Women's History Month Events