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Lets Celebrate Women’s History Month

Happy Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women to events in history. Here are some fun facts about this month:

Women’s History Month began in 1911 marked by International Women’s Day, celebrated for the first time on March 8 of that same year. It was celebrated in Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany, but was not celebrated in the United States until the United Nations began sponsoring it in 1975.

Title IX was passed on March 1, 1972.

In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, CA participated in Women’s History Week, devoting more time to celebrating women, designed around March 8th (International Women’s Day).

In 1979, a fifteen-day conference (July 13th – July 29th) was held at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. It was chaired by Gerda Lerner, and was co-sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Smithsonian Institution. Their goal was to secure a National Women’s History Week.

Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, was the first president to recognize Women’s History Week. In February 1980, he issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week.

Every Women’s History Month has a theme. For example, this year’s theme is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”. This pays tribute to women on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. It also reflects on women’s long-standing role as healers in society.

Feel free to comment on our posts or contact us about how you are celebrating women this month!

Hannah

Hannah

Founder, Smart Girl, Survivor, Champion of womens rights and kids rights

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