Happy International Women’s Day! Yesterday, City Council passed a Proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month. The city employee Women’s Empowerment group has decided to declare the theme for Women’s History Month in Portland to be “Nevertheless WE Persist: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” The theme demonstrates an inclusive vision for honoring all women, transgender women and gender nonconforming people who fight forms of discrimination against women.
This month is dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Women, especially women of color, have been underrepresented, oppressed, and often unrecorded in their contributions. Women have been present and continue to play important roles in furthering knowledge and leading equitable change for society. Women’s History Month in Portland includes a full calendar of events and I encourage everyone to participate.