Women's History Month

With roots that can be traced to 1978, Women's History Month began in Santa Rosa, Calif., as an unofficial women’s history week, which involved over 100 women sharing special presentations in the classrooms of local school communities, an essay competition, and a parade. After news of the great success in Santa Rosa, the movement quickly grew. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter announced the week of March 8 (International Women’s Day) as National Women’s History Week. By 1986, 14 states had  declared the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. One year later, Congress agreed and announced it officially.

Join the office of Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives as we celebrate Women’s History Month and all those who continue to struggle for women’s rights to equality!