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Women's History Month

Women's History Month

International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women began on March 8, 1911 and has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975.

Women’s History Week was launched in Sonoma County, CA in 1978. Through the efforts of the National Women’s History Project, the week became nationally recognized with a presidential proclamation by Jimmy Carter in 1980.

In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

Celebrate women’s history this month with book clubs, author talks, chess clubs, films and craft programs for all ages.

See the full Women of San Francisco list