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Women's History Month at Foothill College

Women's History Month Calendar of Events


                     2016 Calendar of Events


Wednesday, March 2
COLLEGE HOUR: EXPERIENCES OF THE TRANS WOMAN:  Panelists will take a look outside the binary concept of gender to discuss resources and advocacy for the transgender community. Presented by the youth-centered organization, Outlet.
Time/Location: 12 noon -1:00 p.m., Campus Center Council Chambers (Room 2018)

Thursday, March 3
LECTURE SERIES I: FEATURING STANFORD'S JANNY CHOI: Janny Choi of the Woods Institute for the Environment will speak on the impacts of climate change in Colorado, Lake Tahoe and locally.
Time/Location: 9 - 9:50 a.m., Campus Center Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Monday, March 7
LECTURE SERIES II: FEATURING YES MEANS YES: YWCA CONSENT TRAINING:: The Santa Clara Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) will discuss the relationship between rape and society.
Time/Location: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Campus Center Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Tuesday, March 8
ADVOCACY BOOTH: YWCA INFO FAIR: Visit the YWCA book and receive information about services and volunteer opportunities the YWCA offers.
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1 p.m., Cesar Chavez Plaza

Wednesday, March 9
COLLEGE HOUR: CLOTHESLINE PROJECT EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP: Students and employees will have the opportunity to show support for victims of domestic violence by creating t-shirt mementos. Sponsored by Health Services and Social Action for Gender Equality (SAGE).
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1 p.m., Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201)

Wednesday, March 16
The Women's History Month Planning Committee in partnership with Social Action for Gender Equality (SAGE) presents a discussion on human trafficking..
Time/Location: 1 - 3 p.m., Room 3305

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, March 16, 18 & 19
An original production featuring student-written sketches that celebrate women and their awe-inspiring  accomplishments and realities throughout time.
Time/Location: March 16, 4 p.m. / March 18 & 19, 8 p.m., Lohman Theater (Room 8000)

MONTH-LONG WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ART EXHIBITS: WHO WE ARE: THE WILL TO ADORN: Photographer Angelica Ekeke serves as the Stories Coordinator at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, where she produces short films that chronicle the lives of people of African descent in the Bay Area. "Who We Are:"he Will to Adorn" is a photography exhibition that celebrates the unique histories, identities and stories of women captured with a moment.
Time/Location: Mon. - Thurs., 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Foothill Library

A powerful poster exhibit focuses on female heroes, past and present.
Time/ Location: All Month Long, Mon. - Thurs., 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Fri., 7:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m., Campus Center Dining Room and Campus Center Hearthside Lounge

Free Admission to all Women's History Month Events
Parking at Foothill College - $3.

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. 

Books in Foothill Library