It’s National Women’s History Month


Beatriz Herrera, Reporter

During the month of March, we give extra attention to all the accomplishments and strong women. Since 1987, the United States has formally recognized March as National Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month celebrates the often-overlooked contributions of women in history, society, and culture. March is selected as the month for observing Women’s History Month corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8. Women’s History Month started with Women’s History Day in 1978, organized by the school district of Sonoma, California.  The idea caught on and, a few years later, school districts, communities, and organizations all over the country were celebrating the day

Ways to celebrate National Women’s History Month is to be aware of issues are facing today and spread awareness by posting on social media. Another way you can celebrate is by Go On a Run. This is a nonprofit that focuses on empowering young girls through running and after-school programming. Girls on the Run has had an enormous impact on the lives of young girls. The organization is always seeking mentors and volunteers to participate in organizing their 5K races for the girls.