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Join PACSW in celebrating Women’s History Month throughout March

March is Women’s History Month.  How did it begin? In California, of course!

Here’s a brief timeline:

  • 1978: The First Women’s History Week was organized and celebrated in Santa Rosa, California, in alignment with International Women’s Day on March 8.
  • 1980: President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation that established the first National Women’s History Week.
  • 1987: Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month.

And, as they say, the rest is history!

The National Theme for Women’s History Month in 2020 is “Valiant Women of the Vote.” This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which guaranteed and protected women’s right to vote. In California, we will make our voices heard on March 3 — “Super Tuesday” — by participating in the presidential primary elections. (Remember to vote!)

At UCOP, the President’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women (PACSW) has planned Link articles and events to recognize women’s achievements throughout the month of March.

Upcoming Link articles

  • March 10: History of the 19th Amendment – Women’s Suffrage
  • March 17: Effect of Title IX on Women’s Athletics
  • March 24: Equal Rights Amendment

PACSW Women’s History Month events

Flowers for International Women’s Day

Date: Friday, March 6
Time: 8 – 10 a.m.
Location: All UCOP locations
PACSW members will distribute flowers to commemorate International Women’s Day, which takes place this year on Sunday, March 8.

Women We Admire: Dr. Carrie L. Byington

Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: 1111 Broadway, 21st Floor, SF Conference Room (with overflow space in Franklin 7409)
PACSW opens its 2020 Women We Admire Series by featuring Dr. Carrie L. Byington, Executive Vice President, UC Health.

Dr. Tracy Richmond McKnight: Black Women in STEM

Date: Monday, March 16
Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
Location: 1111 Franklin, Lobby 1
Tracy Richmond McKnight, director of the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, presents “Black Women in STEM:  One Family’s Oral History.”

Learn more about Women’s History Month

Explore the legacy of this important annual recognition from the following reputable sources:

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