Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Women's History Month

March is National Women's History Month. In 1978, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women established a "Women's History Week" celebration. The week of March 8th was chosen to spotlight International Women’s Day. In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution declaring a National Women’s History Week with the support of schools and women’s and girls’ organizations across the country. Celebrating women’s history was extended to span the entire month of March in 1987 with the support of the National Women’s History Project.

There are many ways to celebrate the wide variety of women’s experiences and of women’s histories at the University of Redlands.


Clare Weber, U.S. Peace Activist in Nicaragua reading and discussion, From War to Women’s Activism and Globalization. Tuesday, March 18th @ 4:30PM in Hall of Letters #213.

Ai Xiaoming, feminist literary scholar and co-producer and director of the Chinese version of the Vagina Monologues will be screening her documentary film, Care and Love about the AIDS epidemic in China. Wednesday, March 19th @ 7:00PM in Appleton Hall #116.

LUNAFEST: Short Films by...for...about women. Friday, March 21st @ 7:00PM, Orton Center. $5.00 (University of Redlands), $10.00 (General Public).


Ammer, Christine. Unsung: A History of Women in Music. Portland, Oregon: Amadeus, 2001.

Hewitt, Nancy A., ed. A Companion to American Women's History. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.

Porter, Karra. Mad Seasons: The Story of the First Women's Professional Basketball League, 1978-1981. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.

Rowland, Debran. The Boundaries of Her Body: The Troubling History of Women's Rights in America. Naperville, Illinois: Sphinx Publishing, 2004.


More Treasures from the American Film Archives, 1894-1931: 50 Films, 2004.

Portrait of a Muckraker: The Stories of Jessica Mitford, 1986.

Rosie the Riveter, 2001.

These books, dvds, and videos and many more can be found in the library catalog. Take a look!

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