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NRCDV eNewsletter: Women's History Month 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Transformation," by Terry Sitz, is a tribute to that ride that takes us on the dips and curves of raw and unexpected vistas of change…of choosing to take the risk of literally unearthing yourself, exposing yourself to being in new places, and having the courage to make that leap not knowing where you will land.”

Each March, the United States celebrates Women's History Month, thirty-one days for the intentional focus on the contributions and accomplishments of all women, both in historical and contemporary society. Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – has an impact on changing the trajectory of the American historical narrative.

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Karsonya Wise Whitehead writes that, "Women's history and women making history is American history and a vital part of the American story. The contributions and sacrifices of women are part of the mortar that holds and binds our nation together."

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.  ~ Myra Pollack Sadker

As part of Women's History Month, NRCDV observed International Women’s Day on March 8 by celebrating the lived experiences and contributions of those who tirelessly demand gender, racial, economic and social justice for all women and girls.

 We are at a profound moment in time, when we are called together to set a bold vision and act with shared purpose. We honor and join in community with those who work to eradicate oppressive systems and structures and ignite a transformative movement for change. In solidarity, we stand with our friends and allies from around the globe to envision and create a world where justice, peace, and freedom are present in the lives of all. And we stand with those who embrace self-care and healing as necessary and powerful in our efforts to seek new pathways. 

NRCDV celebrates International Women's Day each year by commissioning or purchasing a piece of artwork created by a woman or a collective of women that honors the struggles and successes that we face. Through this art, we join with women across the world in envisioning and working to make real a future of autonomy and equality for women and girls.

This eNewsletter spotlights new and notable resources and initiatives from NRCDV that encourage all of us to reflect on our journey, celebrate our successes, and move forward together towards social change. Read our full newsletter here.