Celebrating the contribution of women: King County proclaims March Women’s History Month
March 2, 2010 · 11:14 AM
With an nod to the theme for this year’s celebration, the Metropolitan King County Council has declared the month of March Women’s History Month in King County and encouraged county residents to participate in events and learn more about the significant role women have played throughout history.
The theme for the 2010 celebration, “Writing Women Back into History,” recognizes the depth and breadth of women’s achievements, from ecology to art, from sports to politics.
“The contributions of women have shaped our society and our lives in very positive ways,” said Council Vice Chair Jane Hague. “It is imperative that we constantly remember their great works and how they have shaped the lives of future generations.”
“The history of women often goes unnoticed and rarely makes the spotlight in our daily conscience,” said Councilmember Julia Patterson. “This proclamation ensures our continued recognition of these women, many of whom we live and work alongside today, who have demonstrated the courage to pave new paths and create a vision of what is possible for all of us to achieve.”
Congress recognized Women’s History Week in 1981 to celebrate the significant role of women in American history and contemporary society. In 1987, Congress expanded Women’s History Week to Women History Month.