By National Women’s History Museum
As you know, women have long been left out of our national discourse, education, and retelling of our nation’s history. Indeed, fewer than 11% of textbook references are devoted to specific women in K-12 state history standards and curricula in the United States as of 2017, thereby portraying women as bystanders to history, rather than as active participants. In other words, “What happened historically and what we know as history are two different things,” the late feminist scholar Gerda Lerner stated.
Women’s History Month seeks to correct this imbalance and bring to light the contributions women have made, and continue to make, to the world as we know it—a world in which women are vibrant, significant, and worthwhile contributors. Click here to download our 2022 Women’s History Month Resource Toolkit (.pdf), filled with resources, programs, and events for every day of the work week!
March 13, 2022
Join NWHM in conversation with Dr. Lorri Glover, author of “Eliza Lucas Pinckney,” on Sundays@Home with live Q&A to follow.
March 16, 2022
Join author Sulma Arzu-Brown as she reads her children’s book, Bad Hair Does Not Exist, in both English and Spanish. Live Q&A to follow. This program is co-presented with DC Public Library in collaboration with NBCUniversal Telemundo’s “Unstoppable Women,” with generous Live Q&A to follow.
March 19, 2022
#FITDC HerStory 5K
Join NWHM at the #FITDC HerStory 5K in Washington, D.C.!
March 23, 2022
Join NWHM in conversation with business powerhouse Indra Nooyi, former chief executive officer and chairman of PepsiCo and New York Times bestselling author of My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future. Live Q&A to follow. This program is co-presented with DC Public Library with generous underwriting support from Time Warner Media followed by live Q&A.
March 27, 2022
Join NWHM and Dr. Martha S. Jones in conversation with Dr. Tiya Miles, author of “All That She Carried.” Live Q&A to follow.
March 30, 2022
Join NWHM and A Tour of Her Own’s Kaitlin Calogera in conversation with JoAnn Hill, author of Secret Washington, D.C.