Women’s History Month
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will honor the memory of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells continue to have an impact on medicine 65 years after they were taken during a medical procedure, in a lecture for Women’s History Month.
March is Women’s History Month, a time highlighting the contributions of women across our nation and close to home here in Baltimore.
March is Women’s History Month and our sister company Simon & Schuster has put together a list of book club picks that celebrate female voices!
To honor outstanding women both today and throughout history, consider attending some of these exciting events being held in Baltimore this March.
In 1978, in Santa Rosa, Calif., more than 100 women came together and entered classrooms of schools and local communities to give presentations on the topic of women’s history. An essay competition and a parade were held. The event was the first informal celebration of women and the contributions they’ve made in world history. Building on its success a movement grew that culminated in February of 1981, when President Jimmy Carter designated the week of March 8, (International Women’s Day), as the National Women’s History Week. Within six years 14 states had declared the month of March as Women’s History Month; and the next year the U.S. Congress officially designated the observance. Throughout March, in the Baltimore area, there are many opportunities to celebrate the importance of women in the history of humanity. Special events and opportunities to get involved are available for both women and men of all ages. This year’s theme is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
First Lady Katie O’Malley will join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to host a town hall discussion on efforts to preserve the accomplishments of women throughout U.S. history.
This year’s Women’s History Month theme is “Women’s Education, Women’s Empowerment,” and Baltimore is kicking off the month with many events including expos, lectures and exhibits.
Which woman do you admire most?