On the heels of Bold Women’s Day Feb. 25, 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.
—International Women’s Day is March 8. Check out the campaign, #PressforProgress. “Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity,” according to the campaign. “There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.”
—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.
—Look for International Women’s Day resources on the ELCA site. Download a free booklet and bulletin inserts.
—Select a book about women or written by a woman, invite others in your congregation to read it and plan a discussion. Here are some suggestions.
—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.
—View the documentary of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl, who faced death as she stood up for the education of girls.
Photos from the Tenth Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis, July 2017, clockwise from top left: Making cards with Vonda Drees, international guests, running in the Run, Walk and Roll.