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Coffee and Chat to celebrate International Women's Day

Women’s History Month is committed to celebrating the excellence and contribution of women to history, society, and culture. It is celebrated from March 1 to March 31. The theme for 2022 is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,”

The month was derived from a week-long celebration of a school district in California in 1978. The idea spread into various communities, states, and nationally over the next few years. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed the first proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as National Women’s History Week. A group known as the National Women’s Project was successful in petitioning Congress to expand the week to the entire month of March six years later.

The first celebration of International Women’s Day took place on March 8, 1911. It is a global celebration of the successes, political achievements, and economic contributions made by women all over the world. “When adopting its resolution on the observance of International Women’s Day, the United Nations General Assembly cited the following reasons: ‘To recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security."

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will celebrate International Women’s Day on the campus of University Louisiana Monroe on March 8th. Coffee and Chat will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Terrace on the 7th floor of the library.

Female faculty and staff are invited for continental breakfast, games, and a celebration of all the outstanding and historic contributions made to this University every day! It is the hope that every department head on campus will provide the opportunity for every woman to partake in this celebration because this is a “come and go or stay till it’s over event!”

For any questions, contact Dr. Pamela H. Saulsberry (318-342-1444) or Mrs. Gina White (318-342-3002).