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March is Women's History Month

On the heels of Bold Women's Day Feb. 26, we can look forward to Women's History Month, a time to recognize the contributions women have made over the centuries. Make plans to honor the women who've influenced you. Whatever you plan, make at least a part of it intergenerational.

---Check out the International Women’s Day campaign, #BeBoldForChange. As Women of the ELCA, we are bold and we seek to change. Download the co-branded selfie cards below and put them on your Facebook page or website and use the hashtag #BeBoldForChange.

---The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum offer a great starting point with a joint website that includes photos, exhibits and links to other collections online.

---Video options include the PBS series "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" and "Miss Representation." Look for “Dreamcatchers” and “Beauty of Their Dreams.” Both will be screened at our Triennial Gathering in July.

---Join the ELCA on Tuesday, March 8, in celebrating International Women's Day. Get a free downloadable booklet.

---Select a book about women or written by a woman, invite others in your congregation to read it and plan a discussion.

---Check out the National Women's History Project, a great repository of information, suggestions and inspiration when it comes to celebrating Women's History Month.

---Visit the New York Times to find Learning Network lesson plans, crosswords and archival materials. View the documentary of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl, who faced death as she stood up for the education of girls.

---Learn more about the bold life of faith of Katharina von Bora Luther (several program ideas here) and help to raise up bold women of faith for generations to come through Katie's Fund.