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Women's History Month (March)

Welcome

McHenry County College celebrates Women's History Month!

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, US presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Campus Activities

EMPOWER | ENGAGE | EMBRACE Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion Presents:

  • Meaningful Meals: Quien Eres En Realidad (Who are you in Reality)? Bianca Cruz (Ella/She/Her)

Wednesday, March 9 | 1–2 p.m. | Scot Room

Learn how Bianca overcame challenges by using the Latino/Latine network. Through connections in the community, her voice has given her the strength and the guidance to help those who have yet to find their voice. Join us as we hear about Bianca's experiences that allowed her to find stability as a first-generation Latina. Free food provided.

  • Student, Faculty, and Staff Women's Empowerment Space

Wednesday, March 16 | Noon–1 p.m. | A220

Women-identifying students, faculty, and staff are invited to gather over free food and authentic conversations around identity.

Online Exhibits