National Women’s History Month press kit

Okay, now there’s no excuse, here’s your press kit for National Women’s History Month:

National Women’s History Project

2011 Press Release

For More Information:
Contact the National Women’s History Project WWW.NWHP.ORG or call 707-636-2888.

March is National Women’s History Month.

This celebration, designated by Joint Resolutions of the House and Senate and
Proclamations by five American Presidents, is an opportunity to honor and celebrate
women’s historic achievements.

Each year National Women’s History Month employs a unifying theme and recognizes
national honorees whose work and lives testify to that theme. For 2011, the theme is Our
HISTORY is Our Strength. This year, instead of recognizing national honorees, local
communities, organizations and institutions throughout the country are asked to honor
women within their own communities or organizations.

Our HISTORY is Our Strength pays tribute to the millions of women who helped
create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.
Knowing the challenges these women faced, grappled with, and overcame can be an
enormous source of strength to all of us. During today’s difficult times, Our HISTORY
is Our Strength can serve as an important reminder to our nation that adversity can be
overcome.

The stories of women’s achievements are integral to the fabric of our history. Learning
about women’s tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries is a tremendous
source of strength. Until relatively recently, this sphere of women’s history was
overlooked and undervalued. Women’s achievements were often distorted, disdained,
and denied. But, knowing women’s stories provides essential role models for everyone.
And role models are genuinely needed to face the extraordinary changes and unrelenting
challenges of the 21st century.

Discovering the remarkable achievements of women helps diminish the tendency of some
modern-day pundits to dismiss and trivialize who women are and what they accomplish.
In celebrating women’s historic achievements, we present an authentic view of history.
The knowledge of women’s history provides a more expansive vision of what a woman
can do. This perspective can encourage girls and women to think larger and bolder, and
can give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.

What is your school, community or organization doing to celebrate National Women’s
History Month this March? For more information and resources to commemorate
multicultural women’s history and to celebrate Our HISTORY is Our Strength, visit

WWW.NWHP.ORG

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