It's March and that means it's Women's History Month! This month is all about celebrating women's contributions and achievements through history. AND we celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, which not only celebrates women around the world but is a global movement to accelerate gender parity.
We want to kick-off this month by encouraging you to celebrate with us! We'll be sharing content all of March from stories to resources, but we also encourage you to join in other ways. How can you celebrate with us? Watch this video:
So, show solidarity by wearing the color PURPLE next week, share your stories and resources with us, and let us know what else you want to see this month in the comments!
The History of Women's History Month
Women's History Month has it's roots Santa Rosa, California when The Education Taskforce of Sonoma County planned "Women's History Week" in 1978. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation, designating the Week of March 8th as National Women's History Week after successful lobbying by the National Women's History Alliance. Congress passed Public Law 100-9 in 1987, which officially designated March as National Women's History Month!
Each year, the National Women's History Alliance publishes a yearly theme. 2021's theme is a continuation of last year's theme, Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced (since last year's celebrations were cut short due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic). It's all about celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage and recognizing the multicultural suffragists and voting rights activists who continue to fight for equal voting rights!
Check out last year's blog for more: https://blog.populusgroup.com/international-womens-day