Happy International Women’s Day!

During Women’s History Month, MDT’s Social Justice Committee and Women in Leadership Community share ways to celebrate the women, past and present, shaping history.

What was once a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California, The Education Task Force of Sonoma County planned and celebrated “Women’s History Week” in 1978. Corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, the movement spread across the United States as other communities began celebrating Women’s History Week.

President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation in 1980 proclaiming, the week of March 8, 1980, National Women’s History Week. In 1987 Congress passed a law designating March as Women’s History Month.

Here are four ways to celebrate Women’s History Month:

  1. Listen to a woman-hosted podcast like 5 Things in 15 Minutes: Bringing Good Vibes to DEI.
  2. Are you an avid reader? Explore up-and-coming women authors in your favorite genre! Try visiting your local library to find new authors.
  3. Attend a local or virtual Women’s History Month event. Check out womenshistory.org for upcoming virtual events: https://www.womenshistory.org/events
  4. Support a woman-owned business in your local area! Here is a directory you can use: https://buywomenowned.com/women-owned-directory/

To learn more about Women’s History Month and find ways to celebrate visit: History.com – History of Women’s History Month and snacknation.com – Women’s History Month Ideas