Find out about when, how and what to celebrate during the annual Women's History Month events in Brooklyn. You'll find lectures, films, and things to do with both boys and girls. Also, learn about some of the prominent women in Brooklyn's history.
1. When Is Women's History Month?Women's History Month is observed every March across the United States.
You don't have to follow the "theme" to celebrate Women's History Month. But if you do, you can find resources, photos and ideas of interest to students, activists — and of course, women. The 2014 theme is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment
March is a great time to sit down with the kids, both boys and girls, to discuss gender bias, discrimination, the importance of education, and gender roles.
What prominent, game-changing, high visibility women came from Brooklyn Check out this list partial list of Brooklyn's lady luminaries. They include actors, writers, singers, performers, lawyers, scientists, Olympic athletes, and national politicians.
Women elected to the US Congress from Brooklyn didn't necessarily have the easiest time of it. A tiny minority of women are elected to Congress, which is famously known as an "old boys club." Still, Brooklyn has been represented by a handful of women who made it to Washington, and made their mark. Find out who they were, when they were elected, and what they did.
Take a tough test about women's history. For instance, two of the questions are:
- What woman attended the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, signed the Declaration of Sentiments, and lived to see women win the vote in 1920?
- Who ran a plantation in South Carolina and successfully introduced the cultivation of indigo as a commercial staple?