Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Celebrating Womxn's History Month

Womxn’s History Month is celebrated every March to honor the contributions of womxn throughout history. It first began as International Womxn's Day in the early 1900s and gradually expanded across the globe. Following the actions of a California school district in the late 1970s, it grew to a week-long event. In 1980, the week was proclaimed a national event by President Jimmy Carter. Six years later, 14 states lengthened the celebration to span the entire month of March, and Womxn’s History Month was officially signed into law nationwide by 1987. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion celebrates all Womxn and we recognize them this month and beyond! 

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