Happy National Women’s History Month!


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Women come in different shapes, sizes, backgrounds, race, sexuality, ethnic groups, religions, etc… Make sure to appreciate them.

Melissa Eugene, Club Member

March is the month where celebrate our wonderful women who have made great accomplishments throughout history to create change and wellness. It ranges from a long list from Alice Paul, who proposed the Equal Rights Amendment, all the way to now, Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was  nominated as the first Black woman appointed as a Supreme Court Justice. The list doesn’t stop there though.

However, this month is also dedicated to ALL the beautiful women out there!

Women’s History Month was first known as Women’s History Week in 1978 and was celebrated the week of March 8 to go along with International Women’s Day. As time progressed, different states across the country would do their own version of Women’s History Week, commemorating it in a variety of ways.

Women’s groups and historians, led by the National Women’s History Alliance, petitioned for the week to be recognized nationally. With it being successful, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation announcing that National Women’s History Week will be acknowledged the week of March 8th, 1980.

Seven years after in March of 1987, Congress passed a law stating that March will be specifically designated to women (they’re recognized every day, of course) and is known as Women’s History Month, and since then, every March of every year, women across the country are honored.

“I think it’s important that women get a month specifically dedicated to themselves. It’s a good thing because back then and now, women have made many big accomplishments throughout history, and they should get recognized for it since they go through so much, and are underestimated. A great example of this is the announcement of the Black, African-American WOMAN judge in the Supreme Court. That’s great! Can you believe it?” said one student at Santaluces.

In the month of March, let’s appreciate all the women in our lives, whether it be mothers, teachers, sisters, aunts — whoever you can think of. Thank them for all they’ve done and let them know that they’re loved and treasured.