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Women's History Month: Women's History Month & Books

Women's History Month at Foothill College

Suffragists picketing in front of the White House. Harris & Ewing. 1917. 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]

Foothill Library has prepared this LibGuide to highlight books, websites, and articles on women's history. 

Women's History Month Calendar of Events

                 2015 Calendar of Events


Monday, March 2

Financial Aid Scholarshp Workshop: Foothill College Financial Aid Office will host a workshop on funding for your educational future using financial aid and scholarships.
Time/Location: nooon-1:30 p.m., Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Wednesday, March 4
College Hour: Opening Ceremony/Sex Signals: National acclaimed Catharsis Productions brings its hilarious and educational improv troupe to perform its "Sex Signals" show.
Time/Location: noon - 2 p.m., Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Tuesday, March 10
Lecture Series I: Women in STEM & Business Careers: A panel of successful women working locally in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and business discuss the status of professional women.
Time/Location: noon - 1 p.m. (Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Wednesday, March 11
College Hour: Clothesline Project Workshop: Show support for victims of domestic violence by creating T-short momentos. Live music by local musician Karen SooHoo.
Time/Location: noon - 1 p.m., Dining Room and Cesar Chavez Plaza

Thursday, March 12
Lecture Series II: YWCA Rape Culture Presentation: Santa Clara YWCA will discuss the relationship between rape and society.
Time/Location: 10 a.m. - noon, Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Monday, March 16
Lecture Series III: Experiences of the Trans Woman
: "Outlet" discusses resources and advocacy for the transgender community.
Time/Location: 1:30 - 3 p.m., Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Tuesday, March 17
Lecture Series IV: Human Trafficking Panel Disc
ussion: Local experts from nonprofits & law enforcement discuss human trafficking, locally and globally.
Time/Location: noon - 2 p.m., Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Middlefield Campus Cultural Celebration:  Learn about ASFC opportunities, OwlCard Benefits, OrgSync and more ways to get involved on campus.
Time/Location: 5-7 p.m., Foothill College Middlefield Campus, J-Quad, Palo Alto

Ongoing Women's History Events
Art exhibit: Women in
Media: Explore legendary and powerful women in movies, books and production.
Location: Dining Room

Free Admission to all WHM Events
Parking at Foothill College - $3. Free parking at Middlefield Campus

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