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Drexel Libraries Celebrates Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Women's History Month (March)

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Drexel University Libraries

Sojourner Truth, three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane

The Drexel University Libraries celebrates Women's History Month in March by "commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history." [Sojourner Truth photo and quote via www.WomensHistoryMonth.gov]

The 2022 Women's History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” [National Women's History Alliance], is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.

This resource guide includes information and resources about just a few of the people and some of the research and creative works that have inspired us – and we hope they will inspire you throughout the year!

Note: This guide is a work in progress –  please keep checking back for new content throughout the month!

About Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”

In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

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Women's History Month 2022: Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope

[National Women's History Alliance]

Women's History Month Event Highlights

February 28-March 3: Pennoni Womxn's Week

Pennoni Womxn’s Week, planned by a volunteer committee of staff and students, is a weeklong event focused on the issues and challenges faced by those who identify as womxn. 

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March 3: Pennoni Womxn's Week: Exploring Intersectionality 

Intersectionality, a concept first defined by legal scholar, Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, has become more mainstream over the past decade.

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March 9: Mining Our Memories to Write Powerful Personal Stories 

Whether you're trying to write a memoir or a personal essay, it all begins with our memories. The trick is setting those memories free, getting them down on paper, and figuring out what story they want to tell.

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March 9: Happy Birthday Harriet! An Art Making Event

Library patrons of all ages are encouraged to visit the Queen Memorial Library to make art in varying mediums (drawing, collage, etc.) celebrating Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday!

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March 9: Women in Leadership: Military Service to Country 

Join the Chinese American Museum in conversation with four remarkable women who have served our country.

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March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Please join Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice and No More Secrets for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Learn more about No More Secrets

 

March 10: International Women's Day Talk: "Being A Catalyst for Change You Want to See" with Mary Odabashian, '89 

Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) and the DEI Council are proud to host this special International Women’s Day (IWD) session - #BreakTheBias

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March 14: Drexel Libraries' Winter ScholarSip featuring Professor Sharrelle Barber 

Professor Barber will lead a discussion on her current research that focuses on the intersection of place, race, and health in the United States and Brazil.

Watch the event recording

 

March 16: A Conversation with Five Black Ballerinas 

Philadelphia Ballet hosts Dance Theater of Harlem stars and members of the 152nd St. Black Ballet Legacy. 

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March 21: Feminist Futures: Education Research on Gender, Climate Change and Corruption 

Education is key to addressing gender equity. This panel brings together feminist scholars from diverse disciplines to discuss.

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March 24: ARTDACITY View From Above: Black Women Breaking Barriers, Unapologetically 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, ARTDACITY is highlighting women breaking barriers unapologetically in their communities and careers.

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March 30: Asian American Women in Media 

Asian-American Women on breaking generational pressures & defining success in celebration of Women's History Month, hosted by Luskin X Visual Communications.

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March 31: Alice B. Kroeger Distinguished Lecture Series: Juliane Schneider 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Drexel Metadata Research Center is proud to present a lecture from Juliane Schneider.

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March 31: A Conversation About Women in Government 

Please join Drexel's VIsionForward for an engaging and interactive conversation about women in government. 

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April 7: DUBAC Women in Leadership Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship 

Join alumni, students and friends for a candid conversation from a panel of esteemed women leaders.

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Celebrate Women's History Month with the Free Library

Celebrations of the women and girls that solidified their legacies within history, and homages to honor those that forever changed the lives of their families and communities.

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Your Voice. Your Power. Your Vote. 

Hosted by the Philadelphia Commission for Women. Making democracy work.

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National Women's History Month Event Highlights

Celebrate Women's History Month

2022 event highlights compiled by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  

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International Women's Day & Women's History Month Events via Eventbrite

International Women's Day 2022: Virtual Events That Celebrate Women & Inspire Change.

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Women’s History Month Reading List by Jovida Hill & Emma Houghton

National Traveling Exhibit Returns to Celebrate Women of Color in Psychology

I am psyched poster reading "this is what a psychologist looks like"

National Traveling Exhibit Returns to Celebrate Women of Color in Psychology [Drexel College of Arts and Sciences]

Through quizzes, videos, posters, photos and other interactive activities, I Am Psyched! uses the history of psychology to engage all audiences, including people of color, inspire their interest in the profession, and demonstrate how psychology can be used for social change. Visitors learn the stories of pioneers such as Mamie Phipps Clark, whose research on the effects of racial segregation on Black children was used in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, resulting in the integration of public schools.

“These contributions went largely unnoticed because they were made by women of color,” said Dorothy R. Charbonnier, PhD, associate teaching professor of psychological and brain sciences and the coordinator of I Am Psyched!@Drexel. “This includes Black and indigenous people, but also Asian and Native American women. I Am Psyched! is an amazing presentation of what these women did and how it changed society.”

Dr. Roberta Waite Associate Dean of Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration, Drexel University

Dr. Roberta Waite

Dr. Roberta Waite Associate Dean of Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration, Drexel University [Diverse Issues in Higher Education]

Dr. Roberta Waite is a tenured professor in doctoral nursing and associate dean of Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration at Drexel University. Waite also serves as the executive director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, operated in partnership with Family Practice and Counseling Network. Waite created the Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program, an interdisciplinary program for students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Public Health, focusing on leadership development while concurrently fostering critical consciousness using a social justice lens.

Waite’s scholarship and research centers on behavioral health, structural influencers of health and racial justice. Waite serves as a board director for corporate Trinity Health (a leading, national, multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery system in 22 states with 93 hospitals and 120 continuing care locations including home care, hospice, PACE, and senior living facilities), the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders and Family Process Institute. She recently served as an expert for Governor Tom Wolf’s Think Tank to develop guidelines and benchmarks for a Trauma Informed Commonwealth of PA. Currently, she is on the leadership team of Healing-Empowerment-Advocacy-Learning-Prevention-Action Trauma-Informed Pennsylvania co-chairing the Racial and Communal Trauma Prevention Action Team. She is also on the Advisory Group for COACH (Collaborative Opportunities to Advance Community Health), a cross-sector collaborative that brings together health systems and community-based organizations to address community health needs in Greater Philadelphia. Effective July 1, she will be the next dean of Georgetown University’s School of Nursing.

Graduate Course Shifts Focus on Black Women Writers, Away From the ‘Single Story’

Trapeta Mayson (left) and Yolanda Wisher, adjunct instructors in the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, are teaching “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680)” to graduate students.

Graduate Course Shifts Focus on Black Women Writers, Away From the ‘Single Story’ [Drexel News]

Trapeta Mayson (pictured left) and Yolanda Wisher (pictured right), adjunct instructors in the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, are teaching “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680)” to graduate students. No matter who is studying or reading along, each educator is dedicated to this divergence from the single story. “What's most exciting about this course is the times when we do get together and just talk about characters,” Wisher said. “People that we've never met — and who don't exist — but who give us a way to talk about the hard stuff.”

Jeannine Cook, a second-year MFA student as well as community activist and owner of Harriett’s Bookshop, first witnessed the instructors’ “masterful co-teaching” as part of the initial Rosenbach course, and now again as part of her graduate coursework. Everything she is learning, Cook said, makes her a better writer, a better businesswoman and a better Philadelphian.

Stephanie Brooks Featured in New Book Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: "As We Mature"

Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: As We Mature by Stephana I ColbertStephanie Brooks Featured in New Book Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: As We Mature [Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions]

Stephanie Brooks, PhD, senior associate dean for Health Professions and Faculty Affairs at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, is featured in a chapter in Stephana Colbert’s 2021 book, Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: As We Mature.

The book features 12 women from across the U.S. and chronicles their life stories. “Believing that the extraordinary is often born out of the ordinary, in sharing the journeys of these twelve women—who represent hundreds of thousands of African American women whose stories go untold—author Stephana Colbert knows that if we do not set pen to paper and create a narrative around their stories, these women and their stories will vanish from our histories,” states the Jewell Jordan Publishing press release.

The second book in a series, author and publisher Colbert is dedicated to making sure that stories of African American women “who have experienced heartache and pain, joy and sorrow” are heard. “They fell and struggled, but were courageous, strong and persevered despite their conditions or predicaments.”

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship Celebrates Black Women Firsts

Black Entrepreneurs Firsts Who Paved the Way [via the Drexel Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship]

It is stories like these that show courage in starting a business and thinking like an entrepreneur. The entrepreneurs featured below took steps that were not taken by others before them, and became an inspiration an example of success to many entrepreneurs in the Black community. Whether they worked from the ground up to become a successful CEO or to become the first Black millionaire and even billionaire! Their stories are perfect examples that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur through dedication, hard work, and a passion for what they do.

Examining Drexel’s Ties to the First African-American Women Physicians

WMCP Class of 1888, featuring Verina M. Harris Morton Jones, MD, the first woman physician in Mississippi (highlighted), and fellow African-American pioneering student Juan Bennett-Drummond, MD. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.Examining Drexel’s Ties to the First African-American Women Physicians

The Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (FMCP), founded in 1850, provided students opportunities to earn a medical degree, including several of the first African-American women physicians in the country. An associated Woman’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1861, and the school was renamed the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP) in 1867. WMCP became the co-ed Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1970. In 1996, it became the Allegheny University of the Health Sciences after merging with Hahnemann Medical College, a similarly historic and equal-opportunity medical school (Hahnemann’s first African-American student, Thomas Immes, graduated in 1884). Later renamed MCP Hahnemann University in 1998, the institution became the College of Medicine after Drexel acquired it in 2000.

Highlights from The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences logo

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy has long been a home for women scientists to learn, research, collaborate and build their careers. With March being designated Women’s History Month, we thought it a good time to get to know a few of the people who are continuing that legacy.


Photograph of students in the Academy’s Women In Natural Sciences program

Celebrating Women In Natural Sciences' (WINS) Successes

For 38 years, the Academy’s Women In Natural Sciences program has been providing young women from Philadelphia public and charter schools with hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration and positive youth development. 

WINS students receive the information, encouragement and confidence they need to shape their futures and redefine what it means to be a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (commonly referred to as STEM). The program’s mentoring and support has resulted in 100% of WINS students graduating high school and over 96% attending college.


"Mystery Woman" pictured working at desk in black and white photograph

Mystery in the Library for Women’s History Month

“Many of the women who appear in photographs and written records in our archives are anonymous or semi-anonymous, referred to (if at all) as Miss or, if married, by their husband’s name. We know that many women were part of the Academy’s history; we just don’t know their stories yet. Current and future research will change that.  And I began with this photograph.” - Jennifer Vess, Brooke Dolan Archivist

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Free Library

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Free Library!

Women’s History Month originally began as a celebration of Women’s History Week. Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which designated the week of March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week. For the next five years, Congress continued to pass resolutions declaring one week in March as a time dedicated to commemorating the contributions of women and girls in U.S. history and in current society.

It was only in 1987, with the persistent petitioning of the National Women’s History Project, that Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 and declared the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. Starting in 1995, presidents joined this practice and began issuing official proclamations of March as Women’s History Month.

Celebrate 2022 Women's History Month with the City of Philadelphia

Celebrate 2022 Women's History Month! [City of Philadelphia]

This March, join the City of Philadelphia and citywide community partners for a month-long celebration of Women’s History! Our round-up includes webinars, virtual conferences, storytelling events and so much more. We can’t wait to see you!

Are you participating in a Women’s History Month event? Tag your tweets and Instagram posts using #WHMPHL!

“Know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world.” — Oprah Winfrey

Spotlight on Asian Feminist Organizations

Philly Asians 4 Liberation and Mutual solidarity palms graphic Philly Asians 4 Liberation and Mutual Solidarity (PA4LMS)

Philly Asians 4 Liberation & Mutual Solidarity is a group of queer Asian artists and activists living in occupied Lenni Lenape territory known today as Philadelphia. Formed emergently during the George Floyd protests in 2020, our group started out as a loose collective of friends interested in reflecting together and learning how to be better accomplices in the struggle for Black liberation. We began serving homemade food as a form of care at protests and providing mutual aid. We are committed to deepening our solidarity with Black and Brown comrades fighting for abolition and racial and economic justice. Remaining agile and responsive to community needs, we see our work as evolving and shape-shifting, engaging in mutual aid, direct action, political education, and more.


Asian American Feminist Collective

Asian American Feminist Collective (AAFC)

Asian American Feminist Collective (AAFC) is a grassroots racial and gender justice group based in New York City engaging in intersectional feminist politics grounded within our diasporic communities. We work to interrogate and dismantle systems of racism, imperialism, patriarchy, and capitalism and are deeply invested in abolition, queer liberation, cross-racial solidarity, and collective joy. 

Together and with our partners, AAFC curates community events, tells our stories through various modes of feminist media, and provides spaces for identity exploration, political education, community building, and advocacy. 

Asian/American feminism is a world-building project of endless love, solidarity, and imagination. The beauty of the Asian American feminist movement is that we can continue to shape and evolve it together, and we need you! Wherever you are on your political journey and whether or not you consider yourself an activist, we welcome you to come to an event, partner with us on a project or initiative close to your heart, and join our community of feminists building towards a brighter and more just future.


Red Canary Song logoRed Canary Song

We are a grassroots massage worker coalition in the U.S. There are over 9000 workplaces like these across the country with no political representation, or access to labor rights or collective organizing. Anti-trafficking NGO’s that claim to speak for migrants in sex trades promote increased policing and immigration control, which harms rather than helps migrant sex workers. We also organize transnationally with Asian sex workers across the diaspora in Toronto, Paris, and Hong Kong.

 

Special Report: Women Who Shaped History

Special Report: Women Who Shaped History [Smithsonian Magazine]

 

The Smithsonian's American Women’s History Initiative is a comprehensive undertaking that documents, researches, collects, displays and shares the rich and compelling story of women in the United States. In celebration of the AWHI, Smithsonian magazine has collected representative examples of its coverage of diverse women throughout American history.

Therapy for Black Girls

Meet Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist, speaker and the host of the wildly popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls. Her work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women and she delights in using pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts. She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Bustle, MTV, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and Essence. Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Women’s Way: Connects, Empowers, Invests

Women's Way – Together We Will ConnectWOMEN'S WAY: Connects, Empowers, Invests

WOMEN'S WAY is the Greater Philadelphia region’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls, and gender and racial equity. For over 44 years, WOMEN’S WAY has been inspiring, mobilizing, and uniting organizations, generations, and individuals to cultivate high-impact philanthropy across the Greater Philadelphia region to accomplish gender equity for all.

The Philadelphia Citizen Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women's History Month All-Stars Archives - The Philadelphia Citizen

The Philadelphia Citizen Celebrates Women’s History Month

A governor. The world’s first computer programmers. Lawyers, doctors, writers, artists and activists. Philadelphia’s history is full of incredible, history-making women whose stories, unfortunately, are often all but missing from the history books.

It shouldn’t take a dedicated month—Women’s History Month—to recognize the contributions of these heroines. But in honor of the occasion, we scoured history to find several badass Philly women to celebrate for our Women’s History Month All-Stars.

Women’s Foundation California and the Kiskadee podcast: Listen to Yuri’s Legacy

Black and white photograph of Yuri Kochiyama

Women’s Foundation California and the Kiskadee podcast: Listen to Yuri’s Legacy

Casual confidant to Malcom X, a gifted community organizer, and tireless advocate for justice, Yuri Kochiyama [Wikipedia] saw, spoke, and embodied the power of solidarity in her over 90 years of life. Bia Vierra sits down with her granddaughter Akemi Kochiyama to talk about Yuri’s legacy and how we can continue to strive for social justice. 

Picture a Scientist

Picture a Scientist (2020) - IMDb

Picture A Scientist [via DragonSearch, Drexel login required]

Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field sites, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Resources for Women’s History Month 2021 Shared by "Suffrage Race Power: Unerased"

Unerased | Black Women Speak Logo

Shaping Narrative. Creating Content. Telling Stories. We’re proud to elevate Black women, showcasing talent, tenacity and brilliance. This space is a sampling of warriors, innovators, thought leaders and exemplars – celebrated or underacknowledged – Black women who embody our mission. 

 


National Women's History Museum

National Women’s History Museum

Our mission is to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation. We will do that through a growing state-of-the-art online presence and a future physical museum to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history. We envision a world where women's history inspires all people to have equal respect for everyone's experiences and accomplishments and to see there are no obstacles to achieving their dreams.


Clockwise from top left: Nizah Morris, Naiymah Sanchez, Dawn Munro, Charlene Arcila, Hazel Edwards, Kathleen Padilla.

10 Philly Transwomen Who Made History [Billy Penn]

Clockwise from top left: Nizah Morris, Naiymah Sanchez, Dawn Munro, Charlene Arcila, Hazel Edwards, Kathleen Padilla.

This list highlights women who’ve achieved a long list of accomplishments, only a few of which are related here. Philadelphia’s trans community continues to produce tireless champions who work full-time jobs, serve on several boards and make a point to nurture other transpeople in their spare time. The history of transwomen in Philly is filled with examples of this, and their legacy stands clear even though this history has been deeply under-reported.


PhillyNOW – Philly NOW is the Philadelphia chapter of the National  Organization for WomenCelebrating Women’s Grassroots Community Activism by Dr. Karen Bojar [Philly Now]

Feminist activists and historians have long advocated for recognition of women’s unpaid labor. Wages for Housework, an international movement founded in 1974, demanded that women’s domestic labor be recognized and compensated. 

Economist Nina Banks takes the concept a step further, arguing that the unpaid community activism performed by women in marginalized communities has economic value. Regarding Black Women, Dr. Banks told a New York Times reporter: Not only are we doing paid work for our communities and unpaid work in our households… We are also doing a third layer of community work — we’re exhausted. Recognizing this collective activism as work reveals the extra burden Black and brown women are under.”


person holding up a voting sticker on their thumb

The Long March to the White House by Jovida Hill [City of Philadelphia, blog post dated Nov. 16, 2002 written by Jovida Hill, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Engagement for Women]

“I have been waiting to exhale for four years. I have been waiting my entire life for a woman to be elevated to the highest office in the nation. I have been waiting to catch my breath after a 2016 stomach punch so painful I cried for days. No antacid could cure the nauseous feeling in my stomach. Over the past four years, we have endured a relentless stream of racist, sexist, misogynist, hateful and divisive comments coming from some of the top leaders—including the top leader—of our country. The news of a Biden-Harris historic victory allowed us to once again take in a fresh breath of hope.”


10 Inspiring Latinas Who've Made History, Dolores Huerta pictured

Ten Inspiring Latinas Who Made History: From astronauts to artists, meet the Latinas who’ve shaped the U.S. today [Google Arts & Culture]

“People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true”, says Zoe Saldaña, “but I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength.” From Selena to Sylvia Rivera, Latinas have shown their strength, fortitude and skill in every discipline and field, including science, the arts, law, and politics. Here we take a look at a handful of the inspiring Latinas who have made history, shaped the society we live in, and changed our world for the better.

Dolores Huerta [pictured]: Doing back-breaking work under the unforgiving sun, sleeping in rough shacks with dozens of men to a room, all for below-poverty-level wages; farm workers in the early Twentieth Century, most of whom were immigrants from Central America, had a hard, painful, unjust life. That is, until Dolores Huerta and others like her, came along. In 1965, Huerta created the United Farm Workers, an organization that worked tirelessly to improve the working conditions for farm workers. By leading boycotts, picketing, protesting and lobbying, Huerta was instrumental in bringing about legislation that protects some of the most vulnerable people in our society.


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Design Matters – March 2021: Celebrating Our History In Women's History Month [Community Design Collaborative]

There is a famous quote that says “Women are the real architects of society” attributed to Harriet Beecher Stowe (but sometimes Cher). It always reminds me of the field of Community Design, because of the long history of female pioneers working within and alongside communities for change. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we wanted to take this moment to highlight some of the fierce females who have influenced and inspired us at the Collaborative! 

 

 


Finding Justice: a DocumentaryFinding Justice: The Untold Story of Women’s Fight for the Vote [Justice Bell Foundation Documentary and Study Guide]

Part present-day detective story and part historical account of the movement for voting rights, Finding Justice: The Untold Story of Women's Fight for the Vote tells the story of a band of intrepid women and their one-ton bronze bell that became a celebrated icon of the women's suffrage movement. The Justice Bell—modeled after the Liberty Bell—attracted nationwide attention, which helped rally support in the last crucial years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.


Goldman Sachs Black in Business: "Your time is now. Seize it."

Goldman Sachs: One Million Black Women

In partnership with Black women-led organizations and other partners, a new investment initiative, One Million Black Women, will commit $10 billion in direct investment capital and $100 million in philanthropic support to address the dual disproportionate gender and racial biases that Black women have faced for generations, which have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. One million Black women will comprise investments focused on key moments in Black women's lives from early childhood through retirement. These investment areas include healthcare, education, housing, and small business, all aimed at narrowing opportunity gaps and positively impacting the lives of at least one million Black women.