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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

Women's HERstory

Women’s History Month, which we refer to here at Moorpark as HERstory, is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, activism, science and to global communities. WHM has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987


Friday March 11 12:30-1:30

A Talk with Local Elected Officials
Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, Board Trustees: Gabrielle Torres and Dianne McKay will share their experience as women and elected officials.  Moderated by our very own Interim VP of Academic Affairs, Mary Rees.

Monday March 14 1:00-2:30
"Our Bodies Ourselves:  Breaking Stigmas around Female bodies"
Film screening of 30-minute documentary: Period. End of a Sentence.
Panel discussion following the film with faculty and staff about the film and the stigmas surrounding menstruation and female bodies in our culture and other parts of the world.

Tuesday March 22 3:00-4:00pm, Presenter: Patty Colman, History Faculty
"Building Fences and Breaking Barriers: Women Homesteaders of the Santa Monica Mountains"
The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed any citizen who was the "head of household" to make a claim on 160 acres of land. But who qualified as "head of household?" Join us for a conversation about sex, gender, and patriarchy and learn about some remarkable local women homesteaders.

Check out the Women's Herstory Month website. 

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, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.