A Month for Women

There are things worth celebrating and remembering, and we often commemorate these things by dedicating a day, a week or a month to it. The month of March is National Women’s History Month.

National Women’s History Month was created in order to recognize women who had previously been overlooked in the U.S. The goal of the event is to remind society what women have done in the past (things that have often been forgotten and/or overlooked) and to encourage women today that they can make a difference in the world.

Each year National Women’s History Month has a unique theme, and the theme for 2013 is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The purpose behind this year’s theme was to acknowledge the women who were and are in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

ETSU will be celebrating National Women’s History Month by offering a number of events that will inform students about women’s accomplishments and will provide opportunities to get involved. One of the events that will kick off the month is the one-woman play “I Question America.” In the play, E.P. McKnight will portray Fannie Lou Hammer on Tuesday March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Culp Auditorium. The play will follow Hammer and her struggles during the Civil Rights Movement as she pursues both justice and equality.

Keep an eye out for this event and events like it throughout the month of March and celebrate women by participating in National Women’s History Month (since apparently the other 11 months of the year are designated for men).

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