Women’s History Month is showcased at BC

Patricia Rocha, Reporter

As the month of March approaches, so does Women’s History Month here at Bakersfield College. To celebrate WHAM, BC has organized four free events, open to the public, that pay tribute to international women.

These events mainly consist of panels and talks discussing women’s issues.

According to the official WHAM at BC website, “International women will host two different panel events: one that addresses opportunities and obstacles for international students at Bakersfield College and another that addresses the same issues for women in Bakersfield’s professional community.”

The events will begin with “Child-Citizen Subjects: From Dora the Explorer to Dream Activists” on Feb. 28 in the Fireside room from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This event will be led by guest speaker Nicole Guidotti- Hernández, associate professor of American studies and the associate director of the Center for Mexican American studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

The events will continue with two held on March 7 in the fireside room, both led by BC’s international student’s counselor Shohreh Rahman.

The first, “International Women Students at BC: Experiences and Perspectives” will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the second, “International Women of Greater Bakersfield: Experiences & Reflections” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The last event will be a showing and discussion of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a moving story of a small group of Liberian women who took on an oppressive regime during war time to bring peace to their country. BC’s own Elizabeth Rodacker will moderate this discussion on March 11 in Forum East from 6:30 to 8 p.m.