Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.”
In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 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 accomplishments women have made over the course of American history in many fields.
- Attend the Kick-off at noon on Wednesday, March 7 at the Stephen P. Clark Center where The Women’s Hall of Fame inductees will be showcased and a proclamation presented
- Mayor Daniella Levine Cava became the first female mayor in the history of Miami-Dade County
- Join in recognizing incredible local women and their many contributions to our community at the 34th Annual In the Company of Women Awards on Thursday, March 16 in Coral Gables
- Attend an event presented by the Miami-Dade Public Library System throughout March to celebrate the contributions women have made throughout history
- Visit the Women’s Park as being one of the first parks dedicated in the nation to women
- The Commission for Women is seeking new board members for County Commission Districts 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13
For more information, call the Commission for Women at 305-375-4947.
Originally published at https://www.miamidade.gov/global/news-item.page?Mduid_news=news1646148717376737