Celebrating Women's History Month

History of Women's History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. This year's theme is Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.

Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year.

In March 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

Read more at https://www.womenshistory.org/.

King County Libraries Reading List
King County Libraries have compiled a resourceful and informative list of books to recognize and honor Women’s History Month.

View the list of recommended books from KCLS here:

Women of Team Sammamish
We want to take this month and honor women making a difference with the City. During the month we will spotlight a few of these women on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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