Women’s History Month 2018

The National Women’s History Project, founded in 1980 to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women, successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as Women’s History Month. The theme for Women’s History Month 2018 is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” They honor fifteen outstanding women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that by fighting all forms of discrimination against women and girls, they have shaped America’s history and our future.  These strong women refused to stay silent and demonstrate the power of our voice, of taking action, and of believing that meaningful and lasting change is possible in our democratic society. It’s my honor to share these inspirational women with you.

Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011): Politician/First Woman Major Party VP Candidate & Human Rights Activist
Pauli Murray (1910-1985): Women’s Rights/Civil Rights Activist, Attorney, Author, & Episcopal Priest
Elizabeth Peratrovich (Kaaxal-gat) (1911-1958): Political Activist for Alaska Natives, Spearheaded First Anti-Discrimination Law, USA
Margaret Dunkle: Champion of Title IX (Education for all regardless of sex)
Jill Moss Greenberg: Women’s/Civil Rights Activist
Cristina Jimenez: Immigrant (DREAMERs) Activist
Marty Langelan: Anti-Violence/Anti-Harassment Activist
Loretta Ross: Reproductive Justice Activist
Linda Spoonster Schwartz: Women Veterans Activist
Susan Burton: Criminal Justice Reform Leader
Roma Guy: LGBT Rights/Healthcare Activist
Saru Jayaraman: Labor/Restaurant Workers Activist
Pat Maginnis: Abortion Rights Activist
Arlene Mayerson: Disability Rights Attorney & Activist
Angelica Salas: Immigrant Rights Activist

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