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File #: 210186    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/4/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/11/2021
Title: Recognizing and supporting the accomplishments of women and girls throughout history on the occasion of Women's History Month.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21018600, 2. Signature21018600
Title
Recognizing and supporting the accomplishments of women and girls throughout history on the occasion of Women's History Month.

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WHEREAS, Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture, and society, and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987; and

WHEREAS, Women's History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Sojourner Truth to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the timeline of women's history milestones stretches back to the founding of the United States; and

WHEREAS, Women's History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women's contributions to culture, history, and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978; and

WHEREAS, In 1980, a consortium of women's groups and historians-led by the National Women's History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance)-successfully lobbied for national recognition. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week; and

WHEREAS, The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March; and

WHEREAS, 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; and

WHEREAS, The theme for Women's History Month in 2021 captures the spirit of these challenging times. Since many of the women's suffrage centennial celebrations originally scheduled for 2020 were curtailed, the National Women's History Allian...

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