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Women's HERstory Month: Welcome!

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

Welcome! Moorpark College Celebrates Women's HERstory 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

WHM 2023 PDF

Mon March 13 

Guest Author/Scholar
Melanie Klein

Mindfulness, Personal Empowerment + Collective Liberation
Forum 1:00-2:30

Combining personal narrative, theory and mindfulness practices, Melanie Klein, MA offers a paradigm of empowerment that combines personal transformation with collective liberation. Melanie Klein, MA is a successful speaker and professor of sociology and women’s studies as well as an internationally recognized and sought-after empowerment coach and thought leader in authentic empowerment. Her expertise has enabled her to write, edit, or contribute to nine books on these topics, including the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology, Yoga & Body Image. 

Thurs March 23 


Join Moorpark College Criminal Justice Professor, Chad Basile in a practical safety awareness and self-defense workshop featuring his adaptation and modern application of ancient martial art techniques based upon the oldest continuously taught martial arts system in Japan. Dai Shihan (Senior Master) Basile will relate the more than 1000-year-old self-defense skills transmitted directly to him by the 34th lineal Grand Master, Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi of Japan. Dr. Hatsumi, 91 years young, is designated as a Living Cultural Treasure of Japan. 
Link to Registration/Sign-up form

HerStory Candid Conversations w/ MC Faculty & Staff

Tues March 7

Careers and Higher Education Roundtable
Campus Center Conference Room 10:00-11:15am

What challenges do women face in careers and higher education? Join us to discuss ways to navigate those challenges and identify opportunities. Facilitators: Veronique Boucquey, Department of Psychology; Rebecca Gresh, Department of Sociology; Celine Park, Department of Career Services.

Wed March 15 

Our Feelings Are Our Most Genuine Paths to Knowledge: 
Cross-Generational & Intersectional Fish Bowl Activity by Audre Lorde

Campus Center Conference Room 2:00-3:15 

We invite you to join us in participating in community-in-action: a panel of four women sharing their stories about their personal experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace/academia. This cross-generational, intersectional panel discussion aims to facilitate conversation and resource sharing where there has historically been silence. A representative from the Student Health Center will be present to give information about reporting issues on our campus. Panelists: Deb Brackley, Crystal Salas, Daniella Mbabazi,  Jessi Hauger and Melanie Justice.

Mon March 20

A Brief History of American Women Reproductive Rights
Campus Center Conference Room 1:30-2:45

Professor Susan Kinkella will discuss the historical views on women’s sexuality, motherhood and the struggle and controversy over women’s reproductive rights in American History.  

Wed March 29 

“The Ghost Mother” 
Storytelling as a place of Healing…
Campus Center Conference Room 10:00-11:15am

English professors and writers Sandra Hunter and Tamarra Coleman will share selections from their upcoming books to open a conversation about identity and culture and history and our relationships with our mothers.

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.