1. Do you know how Women’s History month was created?
March is Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In 1982 the first special recognition of women was as “Women’s History Week, then in 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.
Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
learn more here: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/about/
2. What celebrations are happening in Fort Collins?
Living Her Legacy is recognizing notable women whose impact is in Fort Collins. Visit our website to learn about these incredible 48 Legacy Honorees at https://www.livingherlegacy.org/sponsor-portrait-menu . Also, stop by Pour Brothers Community Tavern on Linden to read our window displays during March. You will learn more about Women’s History month and special events happening in Fort Collins. If you don’t get there to view events, join me March 30th 6:30PM at Discovery Museum for an evening learning about Fort Collins women in the Otterbox theatre. This event is free. Come join us. Get tickets here: https://fcmod.org/event/womens-history-in-fort-collins-2/
We also have a contest going on at Pour Brothers. Enter door, go to right and look below the big window display to read directions. You can potentially win a $25 gift certificate to Pour Brothers. Tell them Patti sent you.
3. Who are you recognizing during March 2023?
Action Project: Send a card to a girl, young woman or woman in your life before end of March.
It won’t take you long to make time to write a note to someone special in your life to let them know how special they are to you. To be accountable, after you mail your gratitude note, go to our FB page- https://www.facebook.com/HerLegacyFortCollins and post that you sent a card to (list first name only) for Women’s History Month.
4. Answer this question:
Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” How does this quote relate to feminism and the struggle for equal rights? How can you use it to inspire your own actions?