The opinions expressed in entries in the LC Blog are those of the author, not of Lawyers Club of San Diego.
March is very special to Lawyers Club because it is Women’s History Month, a month to recognize “sheroes” for their important past and present contributions to our society. Did you know that Women’s History Month began in 1978 as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California? The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week”, the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day, an event Lawyers Club celebrates each year. Join us this year!
In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians led by the National Women's History Alliance successfully lobbied for national recognition. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week, stating:
"From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well”
In 1987 Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Since 1988 each president has issued an annual proclamation designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
As you celebrate Women’s History Month, join us for the inaugural Women’s Conference featuring an incredible line-up of sheroes, and curated to empower and inspire all Lawyers Club members.