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Honoring Women Throughout History
March is Women’s History Month. This month is dedicated to recognizing incredible women, along with their contributions, throughout history. Women’s History Month got its start in 1909. That year, the first National Women’s Day took place in New York. While details of that first event are scarce, it was a day women left work and home to gather and celebrate, and tell the world who they were. From there, National Women’s Day became International Women’s Day — a day still commemorated on March 8. Over time, it became more than just a day.
through the month. The university often holds talks, workshops, film screenings, and art presentations. As of this writing,
the full schedule hadn’t been posted, so if you’re interested, be sure to check the Texas A&M Corpus Christi website for more details. Women have done so many things for our country and our world. Our modern world would not be what it is today without the innovations pioneered for us by women. Take Hedy Lamarr. She was well-known as an actress in the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, but she was also an inventor. Some of her work was used in the development of wireless communication technology, which includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Without her contributions, our technology would be very different. Hedy Lamarr is just one example of so many others. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the women of history and today. They’ve worked tirelessly to make our world a better place, and for that, we have a lot to be thankful for. Another great woman we want to mention is Selena Quintanilla! Fiesta de la Flor is coming up in April, and we will be sponsoring this great event which honors the life and music of the famed Tejano singer. It’s a huge event that takes place right in Corpus Christi — Selena’s hometown. It’s two days of music and celebration. You won’t want to miss it! See you April 12 and 13!
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week following International Women’s Day to be National Women’s History Week. Through the ‘80s, Women’s History Week grew in popularity. More and more events happened around the country. In 1986, several states declared March as Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress made it a national event. Women’s History Month means something different to each of us. For many, it recognizes the disparity between men and women in education, in the workplace, and in life in general. It opens a forum for us to talk about equality, as well as women’s roles within society and how those roles are defined. In communities around the country, you’ll find events, seminars, roundtables, and gatherings of all kinds. In Corpus Christi, for instance, Texas A&M Corpus Christi is hosting a number of events
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