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Women's History Month: When & How to Celebrate, This Year's Theme & More



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.

2. What is the Theme of Women's History Month This Year?

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 .

3. Brooklyn Calendar of Films, Lectures, Events for Women's History Month 2012

Don't miss some of Brooklyn's outstanding events scheduled for Women's History Month.

4. Women's History Month Events for Kids, both Girls AND Boys, in Brooklyn

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.

5. 70+ Famous Brooklyn Women in History: Women Celebrities, Writers, & Leaders

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.

6. Resources & Info on Women in History, For Students, Women's History Month

Check out these interesting websites. They include the President's Proclamation on Women's History Month, and a series of informative, and inspiring websites.Basic resources for Women's History Month.

7. Powerful & Famous Brooklyn Women: Female Members of Congress from Kings County

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.

8. Who Decides the Theme of Women's History Month?

The "themes" of important monthly celebrations such as Women's History Month don't emerge out of thin air. Find out who decides that the focus should be for Women's History Month.

9. Women's History Month Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

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?

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