Women’s History Month

Hi there everyone. Happy Women’s History Month! Below are excerpts from People.com that we hope you find as informative and as interesting as we did. Enjoy. The Sista Love Project.

Excerpts: In March we celebrate Women’s History Month to remind ourselves of the accomplishments of women throughout the years to our culture and society. From science to politics, it’s a chance to reflect on the trailblazing women who led the way for change. Also, to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. 

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 Women’s History Month was initially just International Women’s Day, a day that commemorated the Feb. 28 meeting of socialists and suffragists in Manhattan in 1909. One year later, on March 8, 1910, according to BBC, a German activist named Clara Zetkin suggested that they recognize International Women’s Day at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. With 17 countries in attendance at the conference, they all agreed.  On March 8, 1911, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark, though the holiday wasn’t widely celebrated in the United States until the United Nations began sponsoring it in 1975. 

 This year’s Women’s History Month theme, according to the National Women’s History Alliance, 2022 is about “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” Not surprisingly, it is a direct response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It’s both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history,” reads the National Women’s History Alliance site. “This year, in particular, we are reminded of the importance of healers and caregivers who are helping to promote and sustain hope for the future.

What can you do to help women during this month?

1. Support Female Entrepreneurs

2. Read Books By Female Authors

3. Listen to Podcasts

4. Get to Know Women in Politics

5. Brush Up on Current Issues & Take Action

6. Educate yourself on the work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

7. Support a Women’s Nonprofit Organization

Source: https://people.com/human-interest/womens-history-month-facts-explainer/ (Accessed on 03/06/2022.)

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