The History


Tuesday, March 9th, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsey Auditorium. You are cordially invited to attend a presentation by keynote speaker, Dr. Sandra Hanson, Professor of Sociology, Catholic University of America, titled Gender, Race and Science Education.

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The celebration of Women's History in the United States began in 1978, when the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women established Women's History Week. They chose the week of March 8 to coincide with International Women's Day, which is celebrated annually on March 8.

International Women's Day, which is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future, was first observed in the U.S. on Feb 28, 1909. The celebration was expanded in the U.S. in 1981 when a joint Congressional resolution proclaimed a Women's History Week.

In 1987, the National Women's History Project petitioned Congress to expand the celebration to the entire month of March.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the multicultural women's history movement and the 90th anniversary of women in the United States winning the right to vote.

Women's History Month extends the opportunity to honor, promote and expand knowledge of women's diverse and historic accomplishments.

Last modified: 02/22/2010 |