Women’s History Month
We celebrate Women’s History Month here at Midnight Velvet.
Thanks to National Women’s History Project for sharing these valuable details and reminders about this special month.
Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less. ~ Myra Pollack Sadker
History helps us learn who we are, but when we don’t know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished.
Multicultural American women are overlooked in most mainstream approaches to U.S. history, so the National Women’s History Project champions their accomplishments and leads the drive to write women back into history.
Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women.
With an emphasis on positive role models and the importance of women from all backgrounds, the NWHP has developed a nationwide constituency of teachers, students, parents, public employees, businesses, organizations, and individuals who understand the critical link between knowing about historical women and making a positive difference in today’s world.
“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the theme for National Women’s History Month 2015.
The theme presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history.
Tell us how you plan to celebrate the history of women this month in the comments below.