Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March is National Women's History Month

The following proclamation is from

the National Women’s History Project Site

  • Whereas 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;
  • Whereas American women have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of the life of the Nation by constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside of the home;
  • Whereas American women have played a unique role throughout the history of the Nation by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the Nation;
  • Whereas American women were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our Nation;
  • Whereas American women of every race, class, and ethnic background served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement;
  • Whereas American women have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and other movements, especially the peace movement, which create a more fair and just society for all; and
  • Whereas despite these contributions, the role of American women in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued, in the literature, teaching and study of American history:
  • Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that March is designated as "Women's History Month. The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation each March, calling upon the people of the United States to observe March as Women’s History Month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

    Join our celebration here in Cuyamaca’s LTRC by stopping by and checking out our display of books and information on women who made “historic contributions to the growth and strength of our Nation.” Students, while you're here, enter a raffle for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Bath & Body Works. On a slip of paper provided at the library circulation counter, print:

    1. your full name
    2. your email address and/or phone number
    3. the name of a historic woman
    4. her contribution to making the world a better place

Place your entry into the purple box on the table by our entryway. The drawing will be on Wednesday, March 31 and the winner will be contacted by phone or email.

The winner of the National Women's Hostory Month Drawing is Nidhal Matti! She won the $25 gift certificate to Bath and Body Works!

1 comment:

Cuyamaca College Library said...

The winner of the Women's History Month drawing was Nidhal Matti!