Women's History Month -
Theme for 2016:
Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government
March is Women’s History Month, when we focus on the long struggles of women for equality, safety and respect in the workplace. About 73 percent of California’s teachers are women, meaning that honoring the work of teachers is most often about honoring the work of women in our classrooms.
Among those women being honored this year by the National Women’s History Project is Inez Milholland, a tireless suffrage leader and New York attorney who gave her young life to the fight for women’s right to vote in this country. Inez died in 1916 on an exhaustive speaking tour after collapsing in Los Angeles, shortly after asking her audience, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty.” She was 30 years old.
Her sister said in her eulogy for this tireless leader: “I am sure she does not want us to mourn her now, but to hurry up and do something to make the world a better place.” That’s what our profession is all about. Together, we can make the world a better place, one classroom at a time. We can take pride in transforming the futures of our students, and building new futures for our communities.
The History of Women's History Month
This is How March Became Women's History Month
Resources from NEA
Library of Congress Resources for Teachers and Students
National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education
National Women's History Project
2016 Women's History Honorees
Posters, DVDs, Pins
Women's History Videos and DVDs
Women's History Lapel Pins
Send an eCard
Women's History eCards