Women's History Month 2019
In 1987, the National Women's History Project (now Alliance) successfully lobbied Congress to designate the month of March as Women's History Month. Celebrated annually, Women's History Month celebrates the role that women have played and continue to play in shaping history. This year's theme is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence." The honorees "embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to ensure just and peaceful results."
Here are some of 2019's National Women's History Month honorees:
- Kathy Kelly - recently spent time in Afghanistan and Gaza, protesting U.S. drone policy. Works with Voices for Creative Nonviolence
- Zainab Salbi - founded Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars.
- Dr. E. Faye Williams is President and CEO of National Congress of Black Women and an activist for peace and human rights.
- Sister Alice Zachman, Founder of Guatemala Human Rights Commission, has dedicated her life to ending war and violence, from advocating an end to the Vietnam War to supporting the United Farm Workers.
For the full list, visit the National Women's History Alliance.
Also come to Hekman's 2nd (main) floor to see how we're commemorating Women's History Month.