Womenâ€™s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed a law which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as â€śWomenâ€™s History Week.”Â Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Womenâ€™s History Week.”Â In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Womenâ€™s History Project, Congress passed a law which designated the month of March 1987 as â€śWomenâ€™s History Month.”Â Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Womenâ€™s History Month. Â Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as â€śWomenâ€™s History Month” as well as naming the theme for that year.
The theme for 2013 is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”
Pulled from: womenshistorymonth.gov
Thursday, March 7 ~ Noon ~ DSC Ledbetter A ~ Speaker: Kimberly Dark
Kimberly Dark is a writer, mother, performer and professor. She has been providing schools and community organizations with expert facilitation and conflict resolution for more than twenty years, but along the way, something changed…Using humor and intimacy she reveals the contours of privilege and oppression in our daily lives.
Tuesday, March 26 ~ Noon ~ DSC Ledbetter A ~ Speaker: Tish Norman
This engaging journey empowers undergraduate women to re-define themselves with respect, humility, refinement and a positive self-image. Tish creates honest dialogue about the labels that the media, society, and often times, peers use to define women.