Womens' Herstory Month
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In 1978, Women's History Week was established and expanded to Women's History Month in 1987. Each year since 1987, the United States Congress has passed a proclamation declaring March as Women's History Month. This month is intended to be a focus on the fact that "American women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our Nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways" (1987 Congressional Proclamation) as well as that American women have served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement.
Many organizations substitute "HerStory" to highlight the focus on women from a historical persepective. The term was coined by Robin Morgan in her classic book, Sisterhood is Powerful. UVM celebrates Women's HerStory Month with speakers, musical performers, film discussions, a student art show and celebrations and expands the month past our national history by including International Women's Day in our events.
Last modified December 09 2014 04:09 PM