On the heels of Bold Women’s Day Feb. 28, we celebrate 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.
Here are a few ideas
—Check out the International Women’s Day campaign, Choose to Challenge. As Women of the ELCA, we are bold and we promise to call out inequities. Raise your hand, take a selfie, and post the photos on your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter profiles. Use the hashtags #ChoosetoChallenge, #IWD2021, and #WeAreWELCA.
—View their Choose to Challenge videos.
—Join Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and a panel of leaders from around the church to hear how the ELCA works for gender justice and equality around the world, especially amid the COVID-19 crisis. Two Women of the ELCA staff—Executive Director Linda Post Bushkofsky and Director for Justice Jennifer DeLeon—will be panelists for an International Women’s Day Benefit, March 8 at 7 p.m. CT, on Zoom. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/ELCA_IWD_Event
—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.
—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.
—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.