It is Women’s History Month and I want to do something different. Starting next week, I’ll be sharing the stories of inspiring women in my life and in my Des Moines community who are making impacts with the work that they do.
Be on the look out for a profile on Kayla Bell- Consolver, the Director of the Drake Counseling Center at Drake University.
Here are a few facts about Women’s History Month:
Women’s History Month began as a week long celebration.
March 7, 1982 was the first national celebration of Women’s History Week.
Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
Women’s History Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of women across all levels of American history.
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I love your idea and I look forward to reading your posts!
When I attended Iowa State University, a group of people started "Women's Week." I think that was in 1973. There were lots of speakers (covering the ERA, feminist theory, Title IX, the rape epidemic and other topics). It continued for a couple of years, but I do not know if it is still an annual event.
Very cool - Keep shining the light on women in our community!