Every March, Delta College celebrates Women’s History Month!

Events
Current Events

We are currently accepting suggestions for Women’s History Month 2020. Please email your suggestions to Sarah Seekatz sarah.seekatz@deltacollege.edu

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 students at 2019's "Passing her the Mic" Women's History Month event

Partnerships with

American Chemical Society 2017
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. 

Special Projects 

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. 

Delores Huerta Plaza
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 Delores Huerta
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.  

Picture of Student with Angela Garbes
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.