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Women's History Month: Resources for WHAM 2018

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

WHAM 2018: Women's Voices: Narratives & Political Activism

The 2018 WHAM theme focused on female voices in political activism. Learn more about this topic through the books and links below.

You can be involved too!

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.

BC Events for WHAM 2018

March 8, 2018 | Reimagining Equality: Inclusive Communities in Post-Obama America

7:00-8:00 p.m. | Simonsen Indoor Theatre

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.

March 12, 2018 | Dolores: Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother.

6:00 p.m. | Levan Center for the Humanities (Live stream in Delano)

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).

March 19, 2018 | Easel Event: Frida Kahlo

6:00 p.m. | Cafeteria
The Spring Fling Easel Event focuses on Women's History Month with a painting of Frida Kahlo brought to you by the Office of Student Life in collaboration with Brush & Blush Easel Events.
  • $20 Staff/Community
  • $10 BC Student with ID
  • $5 BC Students with BCSGA Student Services Sticker

See the Spring Fling Easel Event for more details and to register.

March 22, 2018 | Mexican-American Women & Historical Preservation

6:00 p.m. | Fireside Room, Campus Center

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 decadesSee the Mexican American Women and Historical Preservation event details.

April 5, 2018 | Lady Leaders: Local Political Activists Explain Their Rise & Triumph

6:30 p.m. | Levan Center for the Humanities

Panelists: Cathy Abernathy, Kimberly Kirchmer, and Jessica Flores
Moderator: Erin Miller, Professor of History

Books on Local & Widespread Female Activism

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.

Websites To Help You Get Involved with Activism

Websites for Local Female Political Activists