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Women's History Month

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History of Women's History Month

Women's History Month serves to honor and remember the history and contributions of women in society to bring about social change, and speak out against injustice. Women's History Month originally began as a petition to celebrate Women's History Week on March 7, 1982. After another petition secured the celebratory week for the next five years, Women's History Week became Women's History Month in 1987 after Congress passed resolution Pub. L. 100-9 designating the month of March for the celebration month. Today we look back to honor the women who have helped shape and secure women's rights, and we also look ahead and celebrate the women working today to continue this important work for future generations.   For more information on the national recognition of Women's History Month, visit:  

And don't forget to celebrate International Women's Day every March 8th!

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Women's History Month Slide


  • The Lion Queen: Rasila Vadher, The First Woman Guardian of the Last Asiatic Lions by Rina Singh (Book
  • The First Woman Cherokee Chief: Wilma Pearl Mankiller by Patricia Buckley Morris (Book)
  • The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship by Ibtihaj Muhammad (Book)
  • Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega (Book)
  • Born Reading: 20 Stories of Women Reading Their Way Into History by Kathleen Krull (Book)
  • Joy, to the World by Kai Shappley (Book)
  • Little Leaders: Bold women in Black history by Vashti Harrison (Book, CD Audiobook)
  • The girl who thought in pictures : the story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca (Book, Hoopla eBook)  
  • Women's art work : more than 30 female artists who changed the world by Sophia Bennett (Book, Hoopla eBook)

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  • Our stories, our voices : 21 YA authors get real about injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America (Book)
  • History vs women : the defiant lives that they don't want you to know by Anita Sarkeesian (Book)
  • Witches! : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer (Book)
  • Watch us rise by Renée Watson (Book)
  • No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture by Amber Keyser (Book, Hoopla eBook, OverDrive eBook)
  • Silk by Maurene Goo (Book)
  • Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Book)
  • Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney (Book)
  • Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices by Masuma Ahuja (Book)

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  • A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry (Book
  • Speaking While Female: 75 Extraordinary Speeches by American Women by Dana Rubin (Book)
  • The American Women's Almanac: 500 Years of Making History by Deborah G. Felder (Book)
  • Women's Liberation: Feminist Writings That Inspired a Revolution & Still Can by Alix Kates Shulma (Book)
  • Our Voices, Our Histories: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women by Shirley Hune (Book)
  • We Dissent: Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan on Dobbs v. Jackson, The Supreme Court's Decision Banning Abortion (Book)
  • Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story by Mazie Hirono (Book)
  • Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women's Words by Jennifer Anne Nuttall (Book)
  • Writing for Their Lives: America's Pioneering Female Science Journalists by Marcel Chotkowski La Follette (Book)
  • When Women Stood: The Untold History of Females Who Changes Sports and the World by Alexandra Allred (Book)

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  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (DVD)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Blu-Ray, DVD)
  • The Squad: Changing the World (DVD)
  • Barbie, (Blu-Ray, DVD
  • Fanny: The Right to Rock (DVD)

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Women's History Month Slide Places

2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 233-7963
333 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hollywood Pilgrimage Memorial Monument (memorial to Christine Wetherill Stevenson)
2580 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
Women Who Shaped Los Angeles

Designed by Helen Liu Fong/Arnet & Davis
Pann’s Restaurant
6710 La Tijera Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90045

470 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Designed by Julia Morgan
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA 90402

YWCA of the Harbor Area
437 W 9th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Designed by Norma Merrick Sklarek
Terminal 1, Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

California Market Center
110 E 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90079

Designed by Liz Diller
The Broad Museum
212 S Grand Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Created by Judy Baca
The Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural
12900 Oxnard Street
Valley Glen, CA 91606