Books in Foothill Library
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]
Foothill Library has prepared this LibGuide to highlight books, websites, and articles on women's history.
In addition, the Library is hosting a special art exhibition, “Women of Courage, Character & Commitment.” This unique exhibition celebrates the artwork of women art faculty, alumni and students from the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Artists include Carolyn Brown, Kristen Tripp Caldwell, Kimberley Cook, Hilary Gomes, Kate Jordahl, Lesley Louden, Nivedita Madigubba, Michal Niv, Juliana Kang Robinson, Dina Marie Scheel and Bing Zhang.
You can find out more about events going on at Foothill College this month in this brochure on Women's History Month.