WPI Celebrates Women's History Month 2024

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Women's History Month 2024

The 2024 theme for Women’s History Month is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” The National Women’s History Month Alliance writes that: “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” 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) celebrate Women’s History Month 2024 by honoring and highlighting the contributions of women to events throughout history. We encourage our community to study, observe, and celebrate the countless and sometimes nameless women who have contributed to this Institute as well as other communities, organizations, and entities around the world.  

 

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“Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.”  

Learn More: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/About.html

 

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student-facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.