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Women's History Month 2019

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.

The theme for 2019 is Women and War.

Resources

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

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Women's History Events on BC Panorama Campus

Thursday, February 28

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

10:00 AM., 2:00 PM., and 7:00 PM | Levan Center
2 p.m. | Livecast to Delano
Distinguished Speaker Clemantine Wamariya talks about surviving the Rwandan massacre. Read more about the Clementine Wamariya event.

Friday, March 1

Women in Leadership

10:00 AM | Levan Center
Retired State Senator Jean Fuller will moderate a discussion about women in leadership with California Senator Shannon Grove, Blanca Cavazos, Cynthia Giumarra, and Rosalina Rivera. Read more about the Women in Leadership event.

Wednesday, March 6

Beyond #BringBackOurGirls: Women and Conflict in North East Nigeria

6:30 PM | Levan Center

Yale Ph.D. candidate and journalist Hillary Matfess presents her research on women in the Boko Haram insurgency. Read more about the Women in Conflict event.

Monday, March 11

Served Like a Girl

6:30 PM | Levan Center
The BC WHAM Committee presents a screening of Lysa Heslov's documentary about women who were wounded during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more about the Served Like A Girl event.

Thursday and Friday, March 14-15

A Piece of My Heart

7:30 PM | Black Box Theater (PAC 107)
BC theater professor Kimberly Chin directs a student production of Shirley Lauro's dramatic play based on the true story of six women in the Vietnam War. This production contains adult content and language. Read more about the A Piece of My Heart event.

Tuesday, March 19

Served Like a Girl - Delano

6:00 PM | Delano Campus
The BC WHAM Committee presents a screening of Lysa Heslov's documentary about women who were wounded during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more about the Served Like A Girl Delano event.

Wednesday, March 20

Exhume and Release

6:30 PM | Levan Center
An evening of poetry, art and storytelling featuring Korean poet Portia Choi and local artists. Read more about the Exhume and Release event.

Thursday, March 21

Rosie the Riveter Easel Event

6:30 PM | Gym Huddle
BC and Blush Easel Events present a fun evening painting Rosie the Riveter. Read more about the Rosie the Riveter Easel event.

Thursday, March 28

Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno

6:00 PM | Levan Center
Project Conexiones presents a screening of director Laurie Coyle's documentary "Adios Amor" about labor organize Maria Moreno. Read more about the Adios Amor event.

Wednesday, April 10

Si, Ella Puede!

6:00 PM | Levan Center
In honor of Dolores Huerta Day, Dr. Stacy K. Stowards talks about her book on the rhetorical legacy of Huerta and the United Farm Workers. Read more about the Si, Ella Puede event.