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Checklist for Celebrating

Here are a few suggestions for promoting and celebrating National Women's History Month in your community:

  • Ask your local schools what they are doing for National Women's History Month. Suggest they visit our website for resources and information.

  • Suggest to your local schools and school boards that they encourage their students' participation in the Women’s Heritage Campaign. The Women's Heritage Campaign is designed to help students at every grade level discover, recognize, and celebrate women's contributions in all areas of classroom studies.

  • Contribute a Women’s History Month Program Kit.

  • Take a 2005 commemorative poster, banner, or bookmarks to your local library or bookstore and ask what special features or programs they have scheduled for National Women's History Month.

  • Ask that your place of worship recognizes women's contribution to your spiritual community either in a special celebration or through announcements at gatherings.

  • Write a proclamation for National Women's History Month and ask your local city council or board of supervisions to issue a special proclamation in honor of March being National Women's History Month.

  • Plan a reception or luncheon to honor the women in your community who have been the pioneers of ideas and institutions.

  • Ask your local paper to feature school and community programs that celebrate National Women's History Month. Direct them to the National Women's History Project for background information.

  • Bring Women Change America placemats to your workplace’s cafeteria or lunch room.

  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper explaining the need to celebrate and recognize women's contributions and include information about National Women’s History Month and suggestions of women from the community to celebrate.

  • Invite a woman from history to be at your celebration program. See the NWHP listings of Women's History Performers and Authors and Presenters. There may be a performer in your community that you can plan a special program with or one of the listed National Performers can travel across the country to be at your event.

All information from:
National Women's History Project (NWHP)


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