International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day. Celebration started with protests in the U.S. and Europe to honor and fight for political rights for working women. U.S. women organized the first Women’s Day in response to the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory that killed 146 women trapped in a locked workroom. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, it was expanded to the entire month of March, through the efforts of Congresswomen Bella Abzug. Plan a community, group or school celebration with the help of the National Women’s History Alliance including posters, balloons, calendars, placemats, speeches, videos, all-in-one celebration kit. 707-636-2888; https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org.