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

WHAM 2020: Women & The Vote

In recognition of the 100th anniverary of women's suffrage in America, this year's Women's History Month celebration at Bakersfield College is "Women & The Vote." The events will explore the history of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.

This LibGuide will provide information about the different events occurring at Bakersfield College during WHAM 2020, as well as resources and information about women and their right to vote, currently and historically. Find the print books featured on the 2nd tab of this page on the book display by the library reference desk throughout the month of March.

BC Events for WHAM 2020

March 2 & 3 | Iron Jawed Angels, A Film Screening

Katja von Garnier - Suffrage | US | Activism

Monday, March 2 | Levan Center | 6-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3 | Delano Center DST 118 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Faculty Coordinator: Beth Rodacker, Professor of English for Multilingual Students
Brought to you in collaboration with the BC Women's History & More Committee (WHAM), and with funding and accomodation made possibly with the Office of Student Life and the Levan Center for the Humanities.

Read more about this event.

March 10 | Women and the Vote Discussion Panel, with the Mayor!

Mayor Karen Goh & Professor Nicole Carrasco

Political Careers | Suffrage | Activism

Levan Center | 5-7 p.m.

Faculty Coordinator: Jenny Grohol, History Professor
Brought to you in collaboration with the Levan Center for the Humanities and the BC Women's History Month & More Committee.
Read more about this event.

March 12 & 13 | A Staged Reading, TBD

Kimberly Chin & Actors - Dramatic Play | Suffrage | Women

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

Faculty Coordinator: Kimberly Chin, Professor of Performing Arts
Brought to you in collaboration with the BC Performing Arts Department and the BC Women's History & More Committee, with funding provided by the BC Alumni Foundation.

March 19 | The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Elaine Weiss - Historian | Author | Human Rights Advocate

Levan Center | 10 a.m., 2 p.m., & 7 p.m.
Livecast to Delano, DST 118 | 2 p.m.

Faculty Coordinator: Erin Miller, Professor of History
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.
Read more about this event.

March 30 | Easel Event: A Suffragette

Paint | Learn | Laugh

Huddle | 6:30 p.m.
$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 Women's History Month & More Committee.
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.