In the 1970s, a group called the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women started a Women’s History Week, and dozens of California schools participated, creating special programs honoring the week.
Over time, the idea of the week spread throughout the country, and grew from a week into the entire month of March. March was designated as Women’s History Month in 1987 to acknowledge that “the role of American women in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in the body of American history.”
Take a moment to also learn about International Women's Day, Mar. 8!
Here are some ideas for how you can honor and celebrate the month:
Support women-owned businesses
Attend Women's History Month events
Learn about women's history in our region
Support women's nonprofits and organizations
Local organizations include:
National organizations include:
Celebrate women throughout history through literature and media
Books & Magazines