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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Celebrate National Women's History Month


Did you know that March is National Women’s History Month? I wasn’t aware of that until a video by Flickr caught my eye. In honor of Women’s History Month, Flickr asked its followers to submit photos of the women who inspire them. From those photos, they crafted a heart-warming video.

Being an old history buff, I decided I needed to learn more about National Women’s History Month and was surprised to discover that its origins were in nearby Sonoma County, arising out of an educational awareness project in 1978. With little attention being given to women’s history, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women launched a local celebration called “Women’s History Week.” From there the rest is history. The idea of recognizing the role of women in history caught on and communities around the country planned similar events. Coming out of the groundswell created by those efforts, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in 1987.

 Take a moment to watch the video. What special women in your life would you like to have seen included in it?

 
~Sharron

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