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Women's History Month at Foothill College
National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the president has issued a proclamation. [source]
This year, the focus of Women's History Month is on Women’s Education — Women’s Empowerment. Foothill Library has prepared this LibGuide to highlight books, websites, and articles on women's history.
Featured artist Gabrielle Bufrem, a Foothill College student from Brazil, has an exhibit in the library called “Beauty in Brazil,” showcasing her homeland via an exciting Lomographgy Wall.
You can find out more about events going on at Foothill College this month in this brochure on Women's History Month.