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This guide contains all the resources relating to BC's celebration of Women's History Month.

WHAM 2022: Women’s Voices in a Time of Authenticity, Intersectionality, Alliance, & Power

This year WHAM chose to emphasize the lessons we can all take from women in the past who have broken barriers. This series of events will explore and celebrate women leaders whose work have led the way for younger generations.  

This LibGuide will provide information about the different events occurring at Bakersfield College during WHAM 2024 as well as resources and information related to this year's theme.

BC Events for WHAM 2022

All events are free, open to the public, and will be held via live, Zoom webinar this year. Transcription provided. Please try to contact Erin Miller ten days in advance at to arrange accommodations. Find full descriptions for each event on the WHAM website.

Thursday, March 7 | Latina in Business and Leadership Panel

6:00PM, Zoom Webinar

Brought to you in collaboration  with BC Women's History and More Committee (WHAM) and Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Press

Zoom Registration Form

Tuesday, March 12 | Voices of Female Scholars at Bakersfield College

1:30pm | Levan Center

This event is a collaboration with BCSGA and will feature a panel discussion with BC Staff, Faculty, and Students followed by a networking and light appetizer reception. 

Thursday, March 21 | Lilies of the Field 

Directed by Professor Kimberly Chin

7:30 p.m. | Performing Arts Center

BC Theater Arts Presents The Lilies of the Field. Additional Performances on 3/22/24 and 3/23/24. Please visit the Performing Arts Ticket page for more info and purchase options.

There will be additional performances on 3/22 & 3/23. Click here for tickets! 

What is WHAM?

Thirty-five years ago, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, 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 the 1980s, Bakersfield College has participated in the countrywide 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's theme is Lessons from Women Breaking Barriers