Women's History Month at GCC
Women's History Month was started at Glendale Community College by Dr. Marguarite "Peggy" Renner in the 1980s. Facing criticism and pushback, Dr. Renner persevered as she planned events and discussed women's issues in her classroom. She was known for recruiting across disciplines, which led to building a strong coalition of women faculty and allies across campus. The Women's History Month programming continued to grow at GCC throughout the years, becoming a formidable and institutionalized yearly event known for its quality programming that inspired both learning and activism. The GCC campus community and WHM planning team owe a great debt of gratitude to the groundwork Dr. Renner laid, both on campus and beyond. Dr. Renner left a lasting legacy in the field of women's history, which is attested to the newly-created Peggy Renner Award offered by the Western Association of Women's Historians. You can learn more about Dr. Renner here.
2022 Co-Coordinators The Co-Coordinators lead the planning GCC's Women's History Month with a vibrant team of yearly faculty and staff volunteers from across campus. Individuals plan their own events based on their own passions while the co-coordinators provide support, organization, and connections to help each WHM event be successful. All Women's History Month events at GCC are free and open to the public.