Women’s History Month Celebration
Tuesday, March 5 | 11 am - 1 pm | SSC
Join us in celebration of Women’s History Month! Come explore local women owned businesses, community partners, and on-campus organizations as we honor the achievements and contributions of women.
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 2024 is "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.”
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 US 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 History Month Celebration
Women Veteran Networking Forum: Discover Your Identity
Wednesday, March 13 | 10 am - 2 pm | PAC
This event is specially designed for women veterans, providing a unique opportunity to connect, share experiences, and build a strong support network.
Events in Our Community
Orange County Women's Fair
Thursday, March 7 | 10 am | Fairhaven Memorial Park
This is a free community event featuring women focused resources and services, Fairhaven’s “Women in History” tour, prize opportunity drawings, and onsite food trucks. Spend your lunchtime with us!
Anthem Award Winning Making HERstory Screening
Saturday, March 23 | 12:30 pm | The Frida Cinema
Dive into a world of inspiration with our collection of true stories about remarkable women who defied the odds and reshaped history. From trailblazing politicians to groundbreaking musicians, from fearless athletes to visionary leaders, these gripping memoirs and biographies celebrate the indomitable spirit of women who dared to challenge the status quo. Discover their extraordinary journeys, their triumphs, and their enduring legacies as they stood up, spoke out, and changed the world around them. Get ready to be moved, inspired, and empowered by their unforgettable stories.
Womxn of Color Collective (WoCC)
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 »
- WoCC Communi-Tea Meetings : Come to our monthly Communi-Tea meetings where we build relationships while spilling the tea on hot topics.
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 »
LeGal is a student-run undergraduate organization that specializes in women’s empowerment in the political and legal fields. Our objective is to bridge the inequality gap and diminish gender disparity for our members. We will provide opportunities to connect with law school representatives and women in the legal field. More Info »
Women in Business
Women In Business strives to bring all women and future female leaders that aspire to be part of the business world together with social, networking, and recreational events. Our mission at Irvine Valley College is to foster a positive and inclusive environment for women pursuing a career in business and provide opportunities for members to develop leadership skills. We strive for gender equity and intersectionality whilst empowering women to further their professional development in the business field. 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
- PSYC 20 – The Psychology of Gender
- COUN 20 - Women and Work
- SOC 19 – The Sociology of Sex and Gender
IVC Library Resources
Visit the IVC Library Women's History Month Resources Guide to find books, articles, art images, and streaming videos on topics including history, art, film, music, and food.