Women's History Month started in 1987, recognizing the contributions of women for their valuable contributions to events in history and society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. This year's theme: #BreakTheBias. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality.
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
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Virtual Field Trips
Here are some third party virtual field trips you can take to get some more information about this heritage month!
- National Women's History Museum Online Exhibits - This Women's Museum offers many different online exhibits for people to explore such as Outdoor Adventures, Standing up for Change, the Women of NASA, Breaking In: Women in STEM and many other things as well! They also offer bookings done via Zoom about different topics such as Women Pioneers of Computer Programming, Katherine Johnson and the Mathematics of the Space Race The Second Wave of Feminism: The Lavender Menace and many more.
- Mill Girls - an Interactive EP - This interactive experience features four songs from the new musical by Diana Lawrence, Samantha Beach and Jess McLeod. This was performed by HAMILTON alums Nikki Renée Daniels, Alysha Deslorieux and Nikhil Saboo, with Bri Sudia, Lucy Godínez and violinist Val Vigoda.
- Women's History Month Lib Guide - A list of resources to help the UMass Lowell community celebrate Women’s History Month. Find out more about the history and significance of this month, the important women from history, and those who are making it today.