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Celebrate Women's History Month with CMSS

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Sonoma County, California in 1978, then celebrated for just a week. The movement spread across the country when other communities began creating their own celebrations.

In 1980, the National Women’s History Project (National Women's History Alliance), women’s groups, and historians pushed for national recognition. President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which officially designated "Women’s History Month."

From 1988 to 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the president to proclaim Women’s History Month each year. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamation designating March as "Women’s History Month."

It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8.

Schedule of Events

Women's History Month DEEP Impact Tabling & Kick Off
3/1 | noon–1:30 p.m. | SSC 1312, CMSS SOGIE Suite

Women's Wellness Panel & Lunch, with ODS and SOGIE
3/5 | noon–1:30 p.m. | The Union, Warren 256

DEEP Impact Dialogue: Women & Health Care
3/20 | 7–8:30 p.m. | The Union Ballroom

Disability Advocacy Week and Women's History Month Speaker
"Great Minds are Not All the Same" featuring Dr. Temple Grandin
3/28 | 4:30–5:45 p.m. | Festival Ballroom

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