Delta College celebrates Women’s History Month this March with a series of free events to inspire our students and the community, along with videos and a podcast honoring some of the women who have made Delta what it is today.
The public is welcome at all events.
One of the highlights of the month is a talk and book signing with Angela Garbes, author of “Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy.” Garbes will speak at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 11 at Tillie Lewis Theatre; the event is free, and Delta students will have the chance to get a free copy of the book. A resource fair for women, parents and families will follow in the Locke Lounge.
Garbes, whose "Like a Mother" was named one of the best books of 2018 by National Public Radio, will talk about the experience that parents of color face as they embrace parenthood and pregnancy, and the historic exclusion of women from science and medicine.
Also scheduled this month:
• An exhibit, “The New Domestics: Finding Beauty in the Mundane,” opens on Thursday, March 7 at the L.H. Horton Jr. Art Gallery. An opening reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. that evening. The exhibit runs through March 22.
• Delta’s student MEChA club will host an open mic event allowing women to share their stories and experiences through their own expressions of art. That event takes place Wednesday, March 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Locke Lounge.
• “Mission Blue,” a documentary about oceanographer Sylvia Earle, will be shown on Tuesday, March 19 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the South Forum.
• The Delta College Pride Center will host a movie night focused on women who have contributed to LGBTQ rights. That event is on Friday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Science and Math Building, Room 161.
That's not all. Throughout the month, Delta’s radio and television students will publish a series of videos and podcasts. The videos will explain the stories behind places on the Delta campus that are named after women, such as the Tillie Lewis Theatre; the podcasts will feature women who are students, staff, faculty or community members. The first episode of the podcast, for example, is an interview with Delta alumna Renee Posadas, who pursued a nontraditional career as a woman in mechanical engineering and now works at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Visit www.kwdc.fm/women-s-history-month-2019 for all videos and podcasts.