February, 2014 Newsletter
March is National Women’s History Month! This celebration’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women's History Month, and the President has issued a proclamation (US Census Bureau, 2014).
March 8th is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is Inspiring Change. So plan an event to inspire change for more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!
March 22nd marks the 10th anniversary of World Water Day. This year’s theme is Water & Energy, download the Advocacy Guide to learn how “water requires energy and energy requires water” and also get ideas on how to sponsor an event in your area.
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