Womens History Month

National Women’s History month first began as a week-long local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. In 1987, March was selected to be Women’s History month to align with international women’s day which takes place on March 8. During this month, Yuba College recognizes the history and achievements women have made in science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields. We celebrate the fearless women who fought for equal opportunities for all women and for the women who continue to fight to create a more fair and just society.

Yuba Community College District Resolution Honoring Womens History Month

Celebrate with us by adding our Zoom background during your meetings between March 1 through March 31

Zoom Background

Recommended Films/Documentaries by Yuba College (available now on YC Kanopy)

  • She’s Beautiful when she’s angry: The History of the Women’s Liberation Movement
  • Mona Lisa Smile: In 1953, a time when women’s roles were rigidly defined, novice art history professor Katherine Watson (Roberts) begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College, which despite its academic reputation is an environment where success is measured by how well the students marry. Encouraging these women to strive for a more enlightened future, Watson challenges the administration and inspires her students to look beyond the image of what is and consider the possibilities of what could be.
  • RBG: At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Explore her unique and unknown personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court.
  • Anita: Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill’s graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today.
  • Maya Angelou: And still I Rise – Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern Afri-can-American thought that pushed boundaries.

Recommended Books by Yuba College (available for check-out at YC Marysville Library)

  • Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the well-being of Black women by Shanita Hubbard (Available on the first floor of Yuba College Library)
  • I am Malala: a girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.
  • I am not your perfect Mexican daughter by Erika L. Sanchez (Available on 2nd floor of Yuba College library)
  • A woman is no man by Etaf Rum (Available on 2nd floor of Yuba College Library)
  • Dominicana by Angie Cruz (Available on 2nd floor of Yuba College library)
  • Not your princess: Voices on Native American Women by Leatherdale

Printable March Activities

Activities coordinated through the Identity and Engagement Center planned with

Eliliana Becerra, Ruth Catalan, Dr. Tawny Dotson, Carlos Gamez, Crystal Garcia, Chrystal Gillming, and Anabel Toche