Celebrate and Discover Women’s History

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Celebrate and Discover  Women’s History
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18. The commemoration began in 1978 as “Women’s History Day” in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women’s History Alliance to be recognized as a national week (1980) and then month (1987) in the United States, spreading internationally after that. (Wikipedia)
WAYS TO CELEBRATE
1.Explore the history of women’s rights. The theme of Women’s History Month 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” a theme that honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art and news, pursuing truth, and reflecting society decade after decade. If you don’t know the history of women’s rights, now’s a perfect time to learn!

2.Be aware of issues women still face today. Although women have made progress, they still earn less on average than men, carry the majority of household and childcare responsibilities, face workplace stigmas and double standards, and are under-represented in leadership, STEM careers, and politics. There’s domestic violence, sexual harassment, trafficking, and rape culture and hiring bias, harmful beauty standards, and the pink tax. (yourdream.liveyourdream.org)

3.Post on social media to spread awareness of Women’s History Month. Find shareable content on our Facebook ; Instagram accounts.

4. Support a woman’s nonprofit and women-owned businesses. This is helping tens of thousands of women and girls across the globe achieve economic empowerment through education. (Soroptimist.org; LiveYourDream.org)

5. Watch TED talks for women. Highly recommended. The TED website has a curated list of videos about and by women. (ted.com/topics/women)
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