Women’s History Month celebrates women and their significant contributions to history, society and culture.
Following the first Women’s History Day in 1909, when more than 15,000 women marched in Lower Manhattan to bring awareness to and demand correctives to horrible working conditions in factories, the observation was expanded to a full week in 1978. At that time, women protested the exclusion of their contributions in K-12 history curriculum.
In March 1987, after years of lobbying, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 designating March as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each U.S. President has signed an annual proclamation designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.
Please join us, along with the National Women’s History Alliance, in celebrating 2022 Women’s History Month: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. The theme recognizes and honors the work of women who provided care for COVID-19 patients and for their families during an unprecedented pandemic, and who offered healing, compassion and hope for the betterment of patients, their families and friends.
While we have accomplished great things in recent years, there is still work to be done. The gender pay gap still exists for all women – with a larger gap for Black women and Latinx woman – even as women compose a majority of the workforce (57.8%) and the population (50.8%).
We ask that you get involved this month by attending programs, supporting women-owned businesses and nonprofits, and raising awareness.
Title IX Workshop, Wednesday, March 9, noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom
Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary, Thursday, March 17, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the NEW Center
Britney Wolf: Ticcing My Way Through Life: A Woman’s Journey with Tourette Syndrome, Tuesday, March 22, noon to 1:30 p.m., Meshel Hall,
Find additional details and sign-ups for the events at the Embracing Diversity Series page.