Every March, Delta College celebrates Women’s History Month!
Events are made possible through a collaboration of faculty and staff from the Women’s History Month Committee as well as…
Delta students at 2019's "Passing her the Mic" Women's History Month event
- Delta Horton Art Gallery
- Delta College RTV Program
- Delta Drama
- Delta College Pride Center
- Cultural Awareness Program
- Office of Student Equity and Diversity
American Chemical Society 2017 photo
The Women’s History Month Committee is proud to celebrate with special media productions from the college’s Radio and Television students. In 2019 they produced a series of videos that unearthed the surprising history of campus spaces named for incredible women. View the first film below or view all episodes. The website also features podcasts produced by Delta College Radio and Television as well.
Dolores Huerta Plaza
In December 2018 Delta College named the main plaza after Stockton College Alumnus- Dolores Huerta.
Efforts to recognize Dolores Huerta began when the Women’s History Month Committee, along with the Office of Student Equity and Diversity, brought Dolores Huerta to campus in February 2018, to screen Dolores. Ms. Huerta spoke to students about the power of higher education.
Photo of Dolores Huerta Plaza
We invite you to help us fundraise for a commemorative plaque and scholarship in Dolores Huerta’s honor. Tax deductible donations can be dropped off or sent to the San Joaquin Delta College Cashier’s Office along with this donation and pledge form.
Group photo of Dolores Huerta courtesy Tim Huynh
Like a Mother Guest Speaker Angela Garbes
In 2019 the Women’s History Month Committee, along with the Office of Student Equity and Diversity and the Cultural Awareness Program hosted journalist Angela Garbes. Her talk reviewed the exclusion of women from scientific and medical fields as well as the science of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and labor. A Women and Families Resource Fair followed the event. Ms. Garbes also signed copies of her book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, for students. View Angela Garbes' Talk.
Photo of student with Angela Garbes
Ms. Garbes’ talk inspired a campus discussion around breastfeeding and the needs of pumping mothers. Student, staff, and faculty mothers are able to use the legally mandated lactation room in the Hazel Hill Child Development Center. With a photo ID, you can access the private room (with an electrical outlet and sink) to express breast milk or nurse an infant during their open hours.