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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) Resources: Women's History Month

Did you know March is Women's History Month?

In the United States, Women's History Month first began as International Women's Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in the first Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's Day) that quickly became adopted across the country. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” This month celebrates the contributions women have made to contemporary society, and recognizes the specific achievements women have made over the course of history in a variety of fields.