Women’s Empowerment Workshop
Tuesday, March 14 | Noon - 1 pm | SAC 130
Join IVC Counselors Taliah Chatterfield and Heather Johnson for a powerful workshop to discuss the Rest as a Form of Resistance framework. This workshop will focus on conversations and activities that promote the exploration of rest as a portal for healing, self-care, and resistance. Learn to embrace rest without feeling guilty! Refreshments will be provided. This is a gender inclusive event; all Irvine Valley College students are welcome!
Women’s History Month, celebrated every March, is an annual commemoration of the pivotal role women have played in American history. The national theme for 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”
The roots of Women’s History Month date back to March 8th, 1857, when women working in New York factories staged a protest over deplorable job conditions. The actual celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history, and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest, and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa. It was not until 1981 that the U.S. Congress established National Women’s History Week during the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, March has been proclaimed as Women’s History Month.
Events at IVC
Women’s Empowerment Workshop
Women’s History Trivia Night Event
Wednesday, March 15 | 3 - 5 pm | SAC 130
Ready to test your knowledge on women's history? In honor of Women's History Month, we will be hosting a Trivia night full of questions highlighting influential women! Questions will be based on pioneers, arts, culture, entertainment, sports, etc. Register with a team or individually! Come eat, learn, and honor the wonderful women who have made an impact on our world. Refreshments will be provided.
Women Veterans Engagement Luncheon
Tuesday, March 28 | Noon - 2 pm | PAC
Join the IVC Veterans Services Center to hear about historical and empowering female veterans. Lunch will be provided. Open to the public.
The Art of Women: Women's History Month Paint Night
Wednesday, March 29 | 3 - 5 pm | SAC 130
Get your creative juices flowing! Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month with painting and a powerful discussion. Supplies and Refreshments will be provided. This is a gender inclusive event; all Irvine Valley College students are welcome!
Womxn of Color Collective (WoCC)
The WoCC is a group dedicated to building community and empowering self-identified womxn of color students, staff, and faculty. Womxn is used in place of “women” to be inclusive of all gender experiences surrounding femininity. Non-female-identifying students such as non-binary and gender expansive folks are explicitly invited and welcomed. More Info »
American Association for University Women (AAUW) Club
The IVC branch of AAUW has been founded to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy and education. The club’s purpose is to provide a gender-equitable space, make purposeful efforts to empower women, and to address gender equity in legislative, academic, and social issues at IVC through discussions, leadership development, and activities. More Info »
She’s the First Club
The She's the First Club was established to promote public awareness of insufficient schooling for young girls, stimulate student interest in the importance of the education of girls across the globe, and provide opportunities for community volunteer work as. More Info »
IVC Girls Who Code College Loop
The Girls Who Code College Loop Club is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the gender disparity in STEM majors and in the workplace, through volunteer opportunities in the community and by developing student interest in women and non‐binary participation and success in STEM‐related careers. More Info »
Women History-Related IVC Courses
- GS 10 – Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- GS 20 – Gender and Contemporary Society
- HIST 51H – Women in American History Honors
- HLTH 3 – Women's Health Issues
- LIT 45 - Women in Literature
- PSYC 20 – The Psychology of Gender
- COUN 20 - Women and Work
- SOC 19 – The Sociology of Sex and Gender