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Women's History Month

2024 Theme: Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The 2024 Women's History Month theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.

Women from every background have long realized that an uneven playing field will never bring equality or justice. Countless people feel the critical need to speak up and work harder for fairness in our institutions and social interactions.

During 2024, we recognize the example of women who are committed to embracing everyone — and excluding no one — in our common quest for freedom and opportunity. They know that people change with the help of families, teachers and friends, and that young people in particular need to learn the value of hearing from different voices with different points of view as they grow up.

Today, equity, diversity and inclusion are powerful driving forces that are having a wide-ranging impact on our country.  Advocacy is an action of courage.  Often advocacy challenges and changes society's long held assumptions.  Throughout 2024, we honor local women from the past and present who have taken the lead to show the importance of change and to establish firmer safeguards, practices and legislation reflecting these values. Following decades of discrimination, we are proud to celebrate women who work for basic inclusion, equality and fairness.

Who are the women in your community or organization that you will honor?

Source: National Women's History Alliance

Books & Videos

Below are books and videos to help you explore topics related to this year's theme: women past and present who advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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