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Women's History Month: Home

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

This LibGuide will provide information about the different events occurring at Bakersfield College during WHAM 2022 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 emiller@bakersfieldcollege.edu to arrange accommodations. Find full descriptions for each event on the WHAM website.

Thursday, March 3 | The Voice of Mexican-American Culture, A Film Screening & Discussion of Linda & the Mockingbirds

Mexican-American | Cultura Soldaderas

6 pm to 8:30 pm | Virtual Zoom Webinar

Faculty Coordinator: Beth Rodacker, Professor of English for Multilingual Students

Brought to you in collaboration with BC Women’s History and More Committee (WHAM) and with funding and accommodation made possible by the Office of Student Life and the Friends of Women's History, Bakersfield College Foundation.

Thursday, March 10 | Loss & Longing: The Truth & Beauty of Latina Lives

Angela Morales - The Girls in My Town | Latinas | Los Angeles

10 a.m. and  2 p.m. | Live Zoom Webinar

Faculty Coordinator: Elizabeth Rodacker, Professor of English for Multilingual Students

Brought to you in collaboration with the Bakersfield College Student Government Association, the Office of Student Life,  and the BC Women’s History and More Committee (WHAM).

Thursday, March 17 | Alliance & Power in a Time of Adversity, A Panel Discussion

Dr. Jessica Grimes | Edith Mata | Dr. Erica Menchaca  |  Jenny Grohol  | Michelle Oja

Gender Theory | Applying Theory Through Activism | Volunteerism | Power

6:30-8:00 pm | Live Zoom Webinar

Faculty Coordinator and Moderator: Tina Mendoza, History Professor, Taft College & Bakersfield College
Brought to you by the BC Women’s History and More Committee (WHAM).

Tuesday, March 22Latinas in Business Leadership Panel

Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Latinas  |  Success |  Empowerment

6:00-7:30 p.m. | Live Zoom Webinar

Faculty Coordinator and Moderator: Olivia Garcia, Professor of History and Chairwoman of the KCHCC

Thursday, March 24 | I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Erika Sánchez

Novelist  |  Poet  |  Feminist

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. | Live Zoom Webinar

Faculty Coordinator: Tina Mendoza Professor of History at Taft and Bakersfield Colleges
Brought to you in collaboration with the BC Office of Student Life, Levan Center for the Humanities Speaker Series, and the BC Women’s History and More Committee (WHAM)

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 in a Time of Authenticity, Intersectionality, Alliance, & Power.