February 29, 2016
March is national Women’s History Month. It celebrates the vast contributions women have made and continually make to society.
Women’s History Month began over a century ago, in 1911, as International Women’s Day. In 1981, after increased popularity, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Maryland Representative Barbara Mikulski passed a Congressional Resolution proclaiming Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a full month.
On Wednesday, Mayor Hales will proclaim March as women’s History Month in the City of Portland. The City will host many events throughout the month to honor women.
Check out the Women’s History Month 2016 Calendar for a full list of events from the City of Portland.