National Women’s History Month a time to remember

February 28, 2013 Community Print Print

March is National Women’s History Month and the National Women’s History Month Project invites everyone to participate in remembering the women who have changed the world with contributions, discoveries and accomplishments.

What started as week-long celebration of women and their achievements throughout history became a staple in the 1980s thanks to President Jimmy Carter.

Now, National Women’s History Month (and International Women’s Day, which takes place on March 8) is still going strong.

The 2013 theme for NWHM is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” and the NWHM is honoring American women who have made strides in those fields.

“History helps us learn who we are,” a section of the website reads. “But when we don’t know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished.”

For more on the story behind National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, pick up the new issue of the Pioneer on stands March 1.

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