Womens History Month


March is Women’s History Month (WHM), a celebration of the contributions and excellence of women/womxn in our history, our culture, and our society. This year Delta College celebrates Womxn Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in recognition of the national Women’s History Month Theme. The WHM committee invites you to join us for one or all events commemorating this important observance during the five weeks of March. All events are free and open to the public. Parking is free


Women's histroy month

March 7-April 5, 2024
March 7 5-7pm Opening Reception

LH Horton Jr. Gallery presents: Singing to the Difference: An examination of Surface Strategies

Horton Gallery will celebrate Women’s History Month with an exhibition of six established women artists and two women guest curators, in an era where all-women’s shows are still not typical in art galleries and museums. In addition, the artwork in the exhibition does not necessitate a focus on women’s “issues” but rather the making of non-objective art and its formal qualities, as reflected by its title, An Examination of Surface Strategies. For hours, visit the Art Gallery Website.

Crafting coziness

March 7: 11 am - 2 pm

"Share the Warmth" at the Pride Center

Women’s history is intricately woven into the fabric of blanket making, with generations of women passing down their skills and stories through the art of creating cozy blankets. Join Pride Center and Foster & Kinship Care Education (FKCE) Program as we put together blankets for foster youth in our area to receive this fall! Participants will receive sweet treats and be entered in a raffle.


Breaking down barriers: women of color in higher ed

March 19 from 1- 2:30 pm in Dawn Mabalon Forum

Presentation on Women of Color and Microaggressions

Join Delta College Professor of Psychology Vienna Sa, Delta College Professor of Ethnic Studies Dr. Malika Hollinside, and Fresno City College Professor of History Lorraine Doria for a pivotal discussion on the unique challenges and triumphs of women of color in academia. The discussion will explore the historical marginalization, critique the exclusions of early feminist movements, and tackle ongoing microaggressions. Panelists will also discuss strategies in forging a path towards a more inclusive and equitable academic landscape.

qquitable grading practice

March 21 12-1pm. Online (Zoom link: https://deltacollege-edu.zoom.us/j/87986270378)

Equitable Grading Practices

Dr. Sarah Antinora and Cassandra Opiela are Professors of English at Delta College. Join them to learn about contract grading, ungrading, and other equitable grading practices. Participants will be able to brainstorm/ work on some of these concepts to see how it might work for their
own courses.


Sara Lohman

March 26, 2024 1-2pm in Dawn Mabalon Forum.

Author Talk with Sarah Lohman

In honor of Women’s History Month Delta College is proud to present an Author Talk with Sarah Lohman. Author of two Amazon bestsellers: Endangered Eating: America’s Vanishing Foods and Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, Lohman has shared Americans
diverse food stories with PBS, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, Gastro Osbcura, and the Cooking Channel! Join us in a moderated talk about food history, writing, and the intersections of culinary arts, gender, race, and ethnicity. The talk will be followed by a Q and A- so bring your questions for this incredible food historian/ author! This event is sponsored by the Cultural Awareness Program & the Women’s History Month Committee.


Celebrate Women’s History All Month Long


Goleman Library

Delta College Library's Women in Leadership LibGuide

Welcome to the LibGuide for Women's History Month 2023! This year's theme is "Womxn in Leadership," and this LibGuide will have information resources from the library as well as open access materials.

Women's History Month LibGuide

WHM 2023 Movie SuggestionsWomen's History Month Film Series Recommendations 

Black Faculty Task Force and the Ethnic Studies Department of Delta College, we proudly present our 2023 Women's History Month Film/Video Recommendations.

Link to Recommendations


WHM 2023 Coloring Book

Women's History Month Coloring Book

Download in (English | Spanish)




Special Projects
Dolores Huerta Plaza and Scholarship

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 support the Dolores Huerta Annual Scholarship. Donating is easy- please use this Paybee link to donate online. Alternatively, 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

Women’s Campus- Student Videos

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. 

Like a Mother, Angela Garbes Guest Speaker and Lactation Room

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.

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 

Past Events


(Downloadable PDF of WHM 2023 events


WHM 2023 Leadership Series March 1,  2023

Leadership Series

The Office of Student Activities hosts six weeks of leadership discussions beginning Feb. 22 and and running every Wednesday (2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Melissa Muganzo Murphy, Dr. Lonita Cordova, and Dr. Lisa Aguilera Lawrenson are featured speakers.

Learn more and view recordings on the Student Leadership Series webpage. Pre-registration is required.

Register for Leadership Series

WHM 2023 Discussing the Dobbs DecisionMarch 2, 2023: 11am - 12 noon. 

Discussing the Dobbs Decision

Delta College History Professor Lynn Hawley will be joined by Candelaria Vargas of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte for a discussion of the Dobbs decision and its impact on women’s reproductive health and LGBTQ+ rights.

Watch Recording

WHM 2023 AMARI SeriesMarch 6, 2023 

The AMARI Series

Delta College’s Black Faculty Task Force and Ethnic Studies Department begins publishing videos March 6 and on following Mondays (3/20, 3/27) featuring powerful women and their contributions to the world. “Amari” is a name and term of Swahili/Arabic/Yoruba/Hebrew origins that has several meanings including: eternal, strength, and power.

Video Playlist

WHM 2023 Gender StudiesMarch 21, 2023 

Researching in Gender & Women's Studies

Join Delta College Librarian Lena Zaghmouri from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for an interactive Zoom workshop to learn how to locate and evaluate information resources in gender and women’s studies. This session is faculty Flex eligible.

Registration Link

Women in Leadership StorytimeMarch 23, 2023: 10:30 a.m. 

Women in Leadership Storytime

Join us for a read along about Women in Leadership at 10:30 a.m. in Delta College's Goleman Library, 2nd Floor, G222. The event is free and open to the public. Reading material will be suitable for children ages 1-5 with an adult.

Download Flyer

WHM 2023 Blankets - Pride Center March 29, 2023: 1 - 3 p.m.

"Share the Warmth" at the Pride Center

The Delta Pride Center will host a blanket making event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The blankets will be donated to Prevail (formally the Women’s Center — Youth & Family Services). Registration is limited to 15. RSVP by March 24.

Registration Link

WHM 2023 Women in Accounting + BusinessMarch 29, 2023: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Women in Accounting + Business Panel

Delta College’s Business Professors Martha Villareal and Kathy Huff will host a panel of women business leaders from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in SCMA 216.

WHM 2023 GloZellMarch 30, 2023: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

In Conversation with GloZell 

With more than 5 million followers across social media platforms, GloZell brings her humor to Delta College for a conversation about comedy and influence from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tillie Lewis Theatre. This event will be livecast by Delta College Digital Media students.

Watch the Event!


WHM 2022 Agent for Change

(Downloadable PDF of WHM 2022 events

WHM 2022 THE AMARI SERIESMarch 1,  2022

The Amari Series

Delta College’s Black Faculty Task Force and Ethnic Studies Department begins publishing videos March 1 and on following Mondays (3/7, 3/21, 3/28) featuring powerful women and their contributions to the world. Amari is a name and term of Swahili/Arabic/Yoruba/Hebrew origins that has several meanings including: eternal, strength, and power.

View video playlist 

WHM 2022 FIT FOR A QUEENMarch 4, 2022  at  7 p.m.

Fit for a Queen

Stockton Drag Queen Hellen Heels takes us on a journey of creation as she creates her look that’s truly “fit for a queen.” Heels is a longtime drag performer who has been featured at Paradise Nightclub as part of The Eves of Paradise cast. Heels has performed throughout the Central Valley and Bay Area, while also making moves into digital dragland. Find out more about her as a performer at hellenheels.com. This event is sponsored by Delta College’s Cultural Awareness Program. Pre-registration is required.

Watch Event Recording


Document the Impact Film Screening & Artist Talk

Oakland-based Lokota/Chicana Filmmaker Adreanna Rodriguez presents her award-winning short documentary film “Document the Impact,” which tells the story of female pastoralists from the Maasai tribe in Northern Tanzania, Africa, documenting the impact of climate change through participatory photography. Rodriguez will present the 18-minute film and then participate in an artist talk and Q&A session. “Document the Impact” has earned several awards, including the Jean Rouch Award from the Society for Visual Anthropology Film & Media Festival in 2018. For more information about Rodriguez, visit adreanna.photography.


La Raza Employee Association Fundraiser at Miguel’s in Stockton, All Day

Grab a bite to eat at Miguel’s, located at 7555 Pacific Ave., Suite 5 to benefit scholarships for the La Raza Employee Association that directly benefit students. Miguel’s is a woman-owned and run business that serves Mexican food made with generational family recipes. If you can’t make it to Miguel’s, you can donate directly to the scholarship fund. The La Raza Employee Association has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships since 1992. It’s most popular fundraiser, the Dia de Los Muertos breakfast, hasn’t happened since 2019 due to Covid. The money raised will go toward awarding $300 scholarships. Help us meet our goal of raising $1,500 to fund five scholarships.

Show this Flyer to Participate. (electonically or paper)

Go: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 10 at 7555 Pacific Ave., Suite 5
Donate directly to LREA 


Celebrate A Delta Shero

Meet Delta College custodian Balisa Gonzalez, who comes to her role on campus with a passion for others and a love for her work. Her hustle and drive is evident in Delta College’s Budd Center, where she works to ensure a safe environment for student athletes and students.

View Event  (Live beginning 3/23) 

WHM 2022 THE ‘bell’ RINGS: A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE, WORKS, and LEGACY OF bell hooksMarch 29, 2022. at  3 p.m.

The ‘bell’ Rings: A Tribute to the Life, Works, and Legacy of bell hooks

Delta College’s Black Faculty Task Force and Ethnic Studies Department hosts a presentation and discussion highlighting information, introspect, and insight into scholar, professor, author, feminist, and activist bell hooks’ contributions to our nation and the world.

Attend via Zoom 

WHM 2022 ACTIVE MINDSMarch 30, 2022  at  1:30 p.m.

Active Minds’ Town Hall

Active Minds will host a town hall focused on mental health and the role of caregivers..

Watch Event Recording


Women History Month Promo

March 4, 2021 at: 5:30 p.m.

LH Horton Jr Gallery presents:
VOICES: Stockton Women’s Art Collective Exhibition, “Alone Together”

Join us for a Virtual Reception to meet the Artists
View the Online Exhibition

March 18, 2021 at: 3:30 p.m.

Rosie Reimagined

Learn about training locally through Career Technical Education programs at San Joaquin Delta College, and other trade industry partners, and hear from womxn who are already doing it.
Event Information

March 22, 2021 at: 1:30 p.m.

Witches: Author Talk with Sarah Lohman

Join us as celebrated author Sarah Lohman explores the creative women labeled witches.
Sponsored by the Cultural Awareness Program.
Event information

    2020 Events
    • Candidates Forum 
    • 100 Years of Voting and Counting 
    • Delta College Rocks the Vote 
    • Carmen Perez: Speaking to Activism and Advocacy 
    • Movie Night with the Pride Center 

    2019 Events


      2018 and Earlier

      Past Events

      • Dolores Huerta 2018
      • Events Calendar 2017
      • Events Calendar 2016
      • Events Calendar 2015