Several events will be held and San Joaquin Delta College during March to celebrate Women’s History Month.
The month was kicked off early on Feb. 28 when Dolores Huerta, a civil rights advocate, gave a talk to help inspire the attendees.
According to information provided from the college, Huerta, who came to Stockton from New Mexico at 6 years old, lived in the area south of Harding Way.
“I was so blessed. I think that really prepared me for the world and helped me to identify and be able to relate to so many different ethnic groups,” Huerta told the gathered crowd.
Other events centered on Women’s History Month at Delta College are as follows:
- The Dolores Huerta Resource Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., March 8 at the Delta Plaza. This event will help connect students with community organizations dedicated to the issues important to Huerta.
- “The Ito Sisters – An American Story,” a documentary about the experience of Japanese Americans, will be shown at 1 p.m., March 17 at the Tillie Lewis Theatre. The film is presented by the Stockton Japanese American Citizens League and by Delta’s Asian Pacific Islander American Staff Association.
- The film “Liberated,” will be shown at 12:30 p.m., March 27 at the college’s West Forum. The film tells the story of a young man who fled Oaxaca, Mexico for the United States 20 years ago, returning later as a transgender woman and healthcare advocate. The Delta Pride Center will welcome Alejandra, who is portrayed in the film, and film director Brenda Avila-Hanna for a question and answer session.
These events are all free and open to the public.