|Poster for International Women's Day, March 8|
(Doesn't that poster look like ceramic tile? I wonder...)
105th International Women's Day Anniversary (1911 - 2016)
March Highlights in U.S. Women's History
- March 1, 1978 - Women's History Week is first observed in Sonoma County , California
- March 1, 1987 - A Congressional resolution designating March as Women's History Month is passed
- March 4, 1917 - Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) took her seat as the first female member of Congress
- March 8 - International Women's Day; its origins trace back to protests in US and Europe to honor and fight for the political rights for working women
- March 10, 2011 was the 98th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death in 1913. The date was designated as national Harriet Tubman Day in 1990.
- March 11, 1993 - Janet Reno is confirmed as the first woman U.S. Attorney General
- March 12, 1912 - Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls together in Savannah , Georgia for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting
- March 13, 1986 - Susan Butcher won the first of 3 straight and 4 total Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Races in Alaska
- March 17, 1910 - Camp Fire Girls is established as the first American interracial, non-sectarian organization for girls
- March 20, 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is published and becomes the best-selling book of the 19th century
- March 21, 1986 - Debi Thomas becomes first African American woman to win the World Figure Skating Championship
- March 23, 1917 - Virginia Woolf establishes the Hogarth Press with her husband, Leonard Woolf
- March 31, 1888 - The National Council of Women of the U.S. is organized by Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sojourner Truth, among others; it is the oldest non-sectarian women's organization in U.S.
- March 31, 1776 - Abigail Adams writes to her husband John who is helping to frame the Declaration of Independence: "Remember the ladies..."
"National Women's History Project (NWHP)" from which I've received periodic/intermittent newsletters for about 10 years!)
This is a re-post from 2011. I apparently haven't kept up with the women who have made a difference in our history. But I did attempt at that time to remember women artists especially. I'll be bringing you some of those postings. Unfortunately many of the photos have disappeared from the old blog postings (perhaps they weren't copied and pasted the right way.) I'll try again.
NCECA even has a topic of 50 women in ceramics, or something like that, this year. I think it's at a special gallery.
50 Women: A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramicsby Anthony Merino
Good for them. (In 2 weeks in Kansas City.)
If you don't know about NCECA, here's their link! The education of potters!
Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.