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Women's History Month : Welcome!

This guide is a virtual display celebrating Women's History Month

Welcome! Moorpark College Celebrates Women's History Month

Moorpark College celebrate Women's History Month. Check out the Calendar of Events for campus events. 

Official program - Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913

Official program - Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913 / Dale - Digital file from original print from the Library of Congress (Cover of program for the National American Women's Suffrage Association procession)

Campus Events

Check the VCCCD portal to register to join on ZOOM.

Monday, March 1, 12:30-1:30
Excluded from the Lecture and Now Delivering It: American Women’s Role in Higher Education

The presence of women on college campuses, both as faculty and students, seems commonplace to us today. However, things looked very different even 50 years ago. Join History Professor Susan Kinkella while she reviews the obstacles women faced to gain access to American colleges and universities, and hear what it’s like to be a professor today. Featuring MC College Faculty Members: Prof. Cynthia Barnett, Prof. Rachel Messinger, Professor Beth Miller and Prof. Giselle Ramirez

Thursday March 11th @ 3:00-4pm 
Using Your Voice through Poetry
Pat Payne aka The Velvet Hammer enjoys creating stunning works of beauty in any and all mediums and disciplines. She is Caribbean-American multi-media installation/performance artist, self-published poet, visual artist, costume designer, reluctant shaman, entrepreneur and self-avowed troublemaker. She is the reigning Taos Poetry Circus Heavyweight Champion, after back-to-back wins in industry.

Thursday March 18th @12noon-1:30pm
Women in Film: Under-representation and misrepresentation of women in the entertainment industry

Film professors: Nicole Block and Lauren Snowden
Students and Faculty and Staff can watch the 96 minute film, This Changes Everything, for free through the portal on Kanopy ahead of the discussion.
https://moorparkcollege.kanopy.com/video/changes-everything-1
And we will meet on ZOOM for a discussion of the under-representation and misrepresentation of women in the entertainment industry. 

About Women's History

"Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields." Library of Congress

"March is Women's History Month: About Women's History Month." Women's History Month. Library of Congress, womenshistorymonth.gov/about/. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.