ADOPTED - MARCH 8, 2005
Agenda Item No. 5
Introduced by the County Services Committee of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING “WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH” IN INGHAM COUNTY
WHEREAS, as recently as the 1970's, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness and remains much the same today; and
WHEREAS, in 1978 a group of women established “Women’s History Week”, which included March 8th as International Women’s Day, established in 1908, to ensure that events and celebrations would include a multicultural perspective, recognize the connection between and among all women, and celebrate the important role of women in the paid labor force and which is now referred to in the United States as National Women’s History Month; and
WHEREAS, the United States is a diverse nation comprised of citizens from various ethnic groups and cultures; and
WHEREAS, it is important to promote a greater awareness of the history of women’s contributions across our country; and
WHEREAS, there are no holidays dedicated to the celebration of women; and
WHEREAS, in 1992, a Presidential Proclamation directed that the month of March become a major national and international celebration for Women’s History and be recognized across the United States as “National Women’s History Month”.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby recognize the month of March as “Women’s History Month” in Ingham County.
COUNTY SERVICES: Yeas: Celentino, Copedge, Schor, Vickers
Nays: None Absent: De Leon
and Severino Approved 3/1/05