Women’s History Month is celebrated in March. It originated in 1981 when Congress passed a publication which requested President Ronald Reagan to issue a proclamation for Women's History Week. It wasn't until March of 1987 when Women’s History Month actually became an entire month of calling upon all Americans to mark the month with observances to honor the achievements of American women.  

Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. American women have struggled to gain rights not simply for themselves but for many other under represented and disenfranchised groups in America.

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Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote 

The campaign for women’s voting rights lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. Take a few minutes to explore these exhibits.  

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote highlights the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S. history to secure voting rights for all American women. This online exhibit from the National Archives Museum offers an inside look of the museum's artifacts and documentation of this struggle.

Brave Girls Virtual Storytime

Join National Women's History Museum as actresses, artists, activists read aloud these wonderful book selections to engage our girls and boys:

The National Women's History Museum has the mission and vision to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation and they envision a world where women's history inspires all people to have equal respect for everyone's experiences and accomplishments and to see there are no obstacles to achieving their dreams. The museum does this through a growing state-of-the-art online presence and a future physical museum to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history. Take a few minutes to check out the National Women's History Museum.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Women have long been the creative force behind Native American art, yet their individual contributions have been largely unrecognized, instead treated as anonymous representations of entire cultures.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists exhibition is multilingual with descriptive text presented in both the artist’s Native American or First Nations languages, as well as English, aiming to present the works in the context of each artist’s own culture and voice.

Experiencing War: Women of Four Wars

The four major wars in which American women served after World War II can be split into two pairs. Korea and Vietnam were conflicts fought in Asian countries divided by the politics of the Cold War. The Persian Gulf War and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq were fought in the Middle East and grew out of tensions over aggression in that region and, in the latter instance, the 9/11 attacks.

For women, the first two wars signaled few advances in their roles in military service, but in the two recent wars, the areas of women’s participation expanded immensely, with potentially more dire consequences.

UN International Women's Day

March 8th is the UN International Women's Day. Learn more about how the UN is bringing attention to Gender Equality by 2030.


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Celebrate UW Womxn*

Join University of Washington for a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month

*Not sure what Womxn means? Check out this Medium article to learn more.

Womxn Breaking Barriers

Join United Way of King County, Gates Foundation Discovery Center and YP Impact as they present Womxn Breaking Barriers on Thursday, March 11th from 5:30-7pm, registration required here.
This exciting virtual conversation to celebrate International Women’s Day will be a panel discussion as we hear from local womxn leaders who will discuss how we can all #ChoosetoChallenge gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination in our communities. The panel will also explore the intersectionality of gender and race—especially in light of how the pandemic has impacted womxn and BIPOC communities. More details and information here.

Supporting Women's History Month and our school:

During the month of March, our DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee) will be hosting a Windows & Mirrors Book Drive in support and honor of Women's History Month. ALL BOOKS PURCHASED WILL BENEFIT CANYON CREEK CLASSROOMS AND LIBRARY. 

Find more details about this book drive and how you can help.



We want to bring attention to
National Observances & Commemorative Months
as well as UN International Days.
Check out our article about this!