Today is the first day of Women’s History Month!
Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.
The National Women’s History Alliance says it focuses on women’s history because recognizing their achievements in science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine and other fields because it has a huge impact on possible opportunities for women and girls in the future.
Women’s History Month has been recognized as the month of March since 1987. International Women’s Day this year is Tuesday, March 8.
[ID: Image with a logo that says “Women Providing Healing, promoting hope.” Text included: The National Women’s History Alliance designated this year’s Women’s History Month theme as “Women providing healing, promoting hope.” The theme is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.]