The 2018 WHAM theme focused on female voices in political activism. Learn more about this topic through the books and links below.
Read the books on this page to learn more about the history of female activism in Kern County, California, and the United States as a whole. If you want to learn more about getting involved in local activism or more about what female activists are doing near you, check out the websites.
Presented by Anita Hill, moderated by Dr. Jack Hernandez, Director of the Levan Center, and Erin Miller, Professor of History. See the Reimagining Equality Calendar event.
Film begins at 6:00 PM in the Levan Center and at Delano. The Discussion Panel with Dolores Huerta and several of her adult children begins in Levan Center at 7:30 PM with a live stream between BC and Delano. Moderated by Professors of History, Tina Mendoza (Taft College) and Olivia Garcia (Bakersfield College).
As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, Dr. Lydia Otero will focus on her book La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwestern City and highlight the efforts of Mexican American Women who launched separate historical projects in the latter half of the twentieth century in Tucson, Arizona and whose activism spanned more than three decades. See the Mexican American Women and Historical Preservation event details.
Panelists: Cathy Abernathy, Kimberly Kirchmer, and Jessica Flores
Moderator: Erin Miller, Professor of History
You can find all of these books on the library's display for WHAM on the 2nd floor of the library by the Reference Desk. This display will be up for the entirety of March 2018. If you want to find these books at a later time, write down the call number listed for the book you want to find, and find it in the library.