March is not just about St. Patrick's Day
Published: Sunday, March 11, 2012
Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012 00:03
What comes to mind when you think about March? Most people think of St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns and a "Shamrock Shake" we'll say. March however is far more important than most know; it is Women's History Month.
The following is from the National Women's History Project website:
History helps us learn who we are, but when we don't know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished.
Multicultural American women are overlooked in most mainstream approaches to U.S. history, so the National Women's History Project champions their accomplishments and leads the drive to write women back into history.
Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women.
With an emphasis on positive role models and the importance of women from all backgrounds, the NWHP has developed a nationwide constituency of teachers, students, parents, public employees, businesses, organizations, and individuals who understand the critical link between knowing about historical women and making a positive difference in today's world.
Every year in March, the NWHP coordinates observances of National Women's History Month throughout the country. The NWHP originated this widely recognized celebration and sets the annual theme, produces educational materials, and chooses particular women to honor nationally for their work.
For more information go to www.nwhp.org