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Women’s History Month 2022

March 10, 2022
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March is Women's History Month, and an opportunity to commemorate and celebrate the vital role of women in American History. Women's History Month began as Women's History Week, a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. This movement spread, and the National Women's History Project lobbied for national recognition. In 1987, March Congress designated March "Women's History Month", and a special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year to honor the achievements of American women.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we would like to discuss the journey of being a woman in marketing and the impact ads have on the perception of women. In this video, Katie Martell, discusses her thoughts on what she refers to as “Femvertising”. You can view Katie's Martell's keynote speech here: Marketing to Women in an Era of Women's Rights.


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February Exploration

WATCH

Writing with Fire - Premiering March 28 on Independent Lens

"In a male dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India's all-female Khabar Lahariya ("News Wave") newspaper risk it all, including their own safety, to cover the country's political, social, and local news form a women-powered perspective. From underground network to independent media empire, they defy the odds to redefine power."

Ukrainian Women Take Up Arms to Defend Ukraine - ABC News/YouTube

For Our Girls - PBS Short Film Festival

"The Film is a love letter to Black daughters - acknowledging the sacred, and at times, tense relationship mothers and daughters share as they face challenges to accept each other's flaws. "For Our Daughters" is the first episode of WORLD Channels' The Conversation series, three films that revisits topics explored in Conversations on Race.

The Codebreaker - PBS, American Experience

"Based on the book The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies, The Codebreaker reveals the fascinating story of Elizabeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work to decode thousands of messages for the US government."

READ

The Strength of Ukrainian Women is on Display - The Washington Post

How Do We Talk About Olena Zelenska, Ukraine's First Lady? - Glamour

Why March is National Women's History Month - National Women's History Alliance

My Own Words - Ruth Bader Ginsberg

We Should All Be Feminists - Chimaanda Ngozi Adichie

Women's History Month 2022 - History.com

Celebrating Women and Nonbinary Persons - University of Massachusetts Amherst

"A compiled list of more suggested readings, podcasts and Women & Non-Binary persons focused events"

LISTEN

Short Wave - Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu - Podcast, NPR

"A two-part episode on physicist Chien-Shiung Wu airs on 3/10-3/11. Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese physicist whose work changed a fundamental principal of the field. She worked in the US but is almost unknown in this country - though is considered nuclear physics royalty in China and science inspiration to countless women and girls. On Thursday, Mar 10, Emily Kwong talks to Scientist-In-Residence Regina Barber, about Wu's seminal work. On Friday, Mar 11, Emily interviews Jada Yuan, Dr. Wu's granddaughter, about the woman behind the work."

That's What She Did Podcast w/ Tangia Renee- Apple Podcasts 

All Songs Considered Mini-Series: Turning the Tables - Podcast, NPR

"Turning the Tables will publish a podcast series centered around our "Records That Changed Our Lives" series. In 2021 we published 12 essays by women and non-binary writers, in which they each wrote about one record by a woman musician that changed their lives... Each podcast in our new series will match up two fo the writers to discuss their essays, the records they focused on, and how we make decision about the most important music in our lives."

ATTEND (VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Great Americans" Medal Posthumous Presentation Virtual, 3/30 @ 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT

"The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recognized for her groundbreaking commitment to gender equity and human rights, will posthumously receive the National Museum of American History's signature honor, the "Great Americans" medal. Her children, Jane C. Ginsburg and James S. Ginsburg will accept the medal on their mother's behalf. A significant selection of artifacts representing the Justice's Supreme Court career will be donated by her family during the virtual ceremony."

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