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Women's History Month at Glendale Community College

Taking the time to celebrate women's contributions to history from around the world

Recommended Blogs & Organizations


ACLU - Women's Rights:  Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project pushes for change and systemic reform in institutions that perpetuate discrimination against women, focusing its work in the areas of employment, violence against women, and education.  

Amy's Smart Girls:  An organization dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves, emphasizing intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.”


Black Girl Dangerous:  A blog dedicated to amplifying the voices of Queer and Trans people of color.

Brown Girl: This smart, hip, and beautiful online publication is tailored and targeted to young South Asian women living in the diaspora.

End Rape on Campus:  EROC works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

Equal Rights Amendment:  
Legal sex discrimination is not yet a thing of the past, and the progress of the past 60 years is not irreversible. The remaining gender inequities are more the product of individual behavior and social practices than from legal discrimination, but all can be positively influenced by a strong message when the U.S. Constitution declares zero tolerance for any form of sex discrimination.  The reasons why we need the ERA are at one level philosophical and symbolic, and at another level very specific and practical.  The first — and still the only — right that the U.S. Constitution specifically affirms equally for women and men is the right to vote.

Feministing:  A website blog collection of a broad range of intersectional feminist issues–from campus sexual violence to transgender rights to reproductive justice. 

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media:  Founded in 2004 by Academy Award-Winning actor Geena Davis, the Institute is the only research-based organization working collaboratively within the entertainment industry to create gender balance, foster inclusion, and reduce negative stereotyping in family entertainment media.

Jen Richards - Transgender Woman, Writer, and Advocate for Gender/Racial Justice:  Jen Richards is a writer & actress, as well as a consultant & advocate. She is the Co-Writer/Star/Producer of the series Her Story, which was nominated for an Emmy and won Gotham and Peabody awards; Co-Producer of the documentary More Than T (Showtime) and writer of its accompanying Trans 102 series (Refinery 29); a 2016 Outfest Screenwriting Fellow for her feature script Any Given Week; and writer & star of the short There You Are. Jen was a series regular on E!’s I Am Cait, featured in Logo’s Beautiful As I Want To Be and AOL’s True Trans with Laura Jane Grace, covered live events for Logo, has appeared in several videos for BuzzFeed, OWN, and After Ellen, and countless podcasts and YouTube shows.


Know Your IX: Empowering Students to Stop Sexual Violence:  Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment. We recognize that gender violence is both a cause of inequity and a consequence of it, and we believe that women, transgender, and gender non-conforming students will not have equality in education or opportunity until the violence ends. We draw upon the civil rights law Title IX as an alternative to the criminal legal system — one that is more just and responsive to the educational, emotional, financial, and stigmatic harms of violence

National Organization for Women:  As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

National Organization for Women - Hollywood Chapter (CA0145):  
NOW is the largest organization of grassroots feminist activists in the country and our members fuel NOW’s grassroots activism to help achieve equality and justice. Hollywood NOW is the closest NOW chapter to Glendale Community College, and it's known nationwide for being a very active chapter.

Planned Parenthood:  Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. With or without insurance, anyone can always come to Planned Parenthood for their health care.


Radical Latina:  A Bruja Feminista writing about healing, love, and collective freedom. 

The Representation Project:  TRP is a leading global non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all humans achieve their full potential, unencumbered by limiting gender norms. They use documentary films, education, and activism to shift the public’s attitudes and behavior around gender in order to transform culture. 

Rewriting the Narrative:  A blog spot dedicated to highlighting the stories of women, girls, and non-binary persons with disabilities around the globe. Here’s to rewriting the narrative, one story at a time!

The United State of Women:  The United State of Women is a national organization dedicated to convening, connecting, and amplifying voices in the fight for full gender equity. We are a community for all women, gender nonconforming people, and allies who believe in full gender equity and want to work collectively to achieve it.

Women Enabled International:  WEI works at the intersection of women's rights and disability rights to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities around the world. Through advocacy and education, WEI increases international attention to—and strengthens international human rights standards on—issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to justice, education, legal capacity, and humanitarian emergencies. 

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