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

WHAM 2019: Women & War

The theme of this year's Women's History Month celebration at Bakersfield College is "Women & War." The events will explore various ways in which women have participated in or been impacted by war.

This LibGuide will provide information about the different events occurring at Bakersfield College during WHAM 2019, as well as resources and information about women and their interactions with war, currently and historically.

BC Events for WHAM 2019

February 28, 2019 | The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

Clementine Wamariya
Storyteller | African Woman | Human Rights Advocate

10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. | Simonsen Indoor Theatre
2 p.m. | LiveCast to Delano

Faculty Coordinator: Olivia Garcia, Professor of Social Science
Brought to you in collaboration with the BC African-American Initiative Committee and the BC Women's History & More Committee (WHAM).  

Read more about this event.

March 6, 2019 | Beyond #BringBackOurGirls: Women and Conflict in North East Nigeria

Hilary Matfess
Journalist | Author | Academic

6:30 p.m. | Levan Center

Faculty Coordinator: Erin Miller, Professor of History
Brought to you in collaboration with BC WHAM, the BC Student Government Association, and the Levan Center for the Humanities with funding made possible by the Campus Collaboration Action Grant.
Read more about this event.

March 11, 2019 | Served Like a Girl, A Film Screening

Lysa Heslov
Veterans | Women | Survivors

6:30 p.m. | Levan Center
TBC | Delano Campus

Faculty Coordinator: Beth Rodacker, Professor of English for Multilingual Students
Brought to you in collaboration with BC WHAM and with funding and accommodation made possible by the Levan Center for the Humanities.  
Read more about this event.

March 14 & 15 | A Staged Reading of A Piece of My Heart

Kimberly Chin & Actors
Dramatic Play | Vietnam | Women

7:30 p.m. | The Black Box Theatre (PAC #107)

Director and Faculty Coordinator: Kimberly Chin, Professor of Performing Arts
Brought to you in collaboration with the BC Performing Arts Department and BC WHAM, with funding provided by the BC Alumni Association.
Read more about this event.

March 20, 2019 | Exhume & Release: An Evening of Poetry, Art, & Storytelling

Portia Choi & Local Artists
Poets | Authors | Storytellers | Artists

6:30 p.m. | The Levan Center

Faculty Coordinator: Jessica Flores, Professor of English
Brought to you in collaboration with the Levan Center for the Humanities and BC WHAM, with funding provided by the Bakersfield College Association.
Read more about this event.

March 21, 2019 | Easel Event: Featuring Rosie the Riveter

Paint | Learn | Laugh

6:30 p.m. | Location TBD
$20 Staff/Community
$10 Bakersfield College Students (with ID)
$5 BC Students with BCSGA Student Services Sticker

Coordinator: Dr. Nicky Damania, Director of Student Life
Brought to you in collaboration with the BC Office of Student Life, the BC Student Government Association, and BC WHAM.
Sign up for the event here.

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 Women's Voices: Narratives & Political Activism.

 

Affiliated Events for WHAM 2019

March 1, 2019 | Women in Leadership

Shannon Grove, Judge Gloria Cannon, & Blanca Cavazos

10-11 a.m. | The Levan Center

Moderator: Jean Fuller
Associated event organized by BC President Dr. Sonya Christian.
Read more about this event here.

March 28, 2019 | Adios, Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno, A Film Screening

Laurie Coyle
Farm Workers | Maria Moreno | Labor Leader

6-8:30 p.m. | Performing Arts Center

Coordinator: Dr. Oliver Rosales, Professor of History
Brought to you with the sponsorship of Project Conexiones.
Read more about this event.

April 10, 2019 | Si, Ella Puede! The Rhetorical Legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers

Stacy K. Sowards
Professor | Scholar | Author

6-8 p.m. | The Levan Center

Coordinator: Dr. Oliver Rosales, Professor of History
Brought to you in collaboration with the Levan Center for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Read more about this event.