We’ve reached the month of March and spring is about to, well, spring! The month of March is important for another reason too. It is also #WomensHistoryMonth, designated to highlight the many and vast contributions of women throughout history and in modern day society.

Before the 1970s, women’s history was not a topic taught in schools or maybe even known to the general public.

To address this, educational commission members created “Women’s History Week” in 1978 as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California.

Watch this video featuring Susan Scanlan for more history on #WomensHistoryMonth.

Today Women’s History Month is celebrated for the entire month of March, nationwide in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

From Joan of Arc, to Susan B. Anthony, to Jane Goodall, to Oprah Winfrey (and even your friendly next-door neighbor, Mrs. Jones, who never forgets your birthday) women throughout history have made a lasting impact on the world we live in.

According to the National Women’s History Alliance, each year #WomensHistoryMonth has a theme and this year’s is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence” to honor “women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.”

Although women should be honored everyday, this #WomensHistoryMonth who are you celebrating? Tag us by using #EarthsCall

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