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How to Show Your Support for Women’s History Month

Every March since 1987, the U.S. has nationally celebrated Women’s History Month. According to the National Women’s History Project website, the tradition began in 1978 with the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women. They saw a deficit in women’s history education in schools, and they subsequently created “Women’s History Week.” It gradually developed into Women’s History Month.

The continuation of Women’s History Month rests on the shoulders of this generation! Here’s what you can do to keep it alive:

1. Post on social media

It’s how most of us communicate now, right? Utilize your favorite platform: Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook or even LinkedIn. Encourage organizations you’re part of to do the same!

2. Learn more

There are so many opportunities at Mizzou to learn more about Women’s History. The Women’s Center at Mizzou provides many outlets to expand your knowledge on this topic. Here is a link to their calendar: https://womenscenter.missouri.edu/womens-history-month/

3. Get everyone involved!

It’s important for people of all sexual identities to learn about each other’s history. Women’s history and LGBTQ history especially have been swept under the rug until recent decades, so it’s about time to start and continue those conversations.

4. Show appreciation for the women in your life.

Give them that honorary Insta post, @ them on Twitter, deliver them a handwritten note, or just tell them they rock! The possibilities are endless.

Hi :) My name is Lizzy Joslyn, and I'm a sophomore studying journalism at Mizzou.
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