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Takoma Park Mayor, MC President Urge Participation in Community Conversations - First Event Is Tonight

Need to Know

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Annual Performance Evaluations for Staff and Administrators--Deadlines for FY17 Evaluations and FY18 Goal Plans

MC in the News

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Montgomery College Featured in the Washington Business Journal

Governance

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What Is It Like to Serve in Governance? An Interview with Liz Feldman

HRSTM

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Women's History Month

College/Campus News

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Third Annual Steam Event at the Germantown Campus, March 31

MC Events

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Get Ready to SOAR: March 22

MC Foundation

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MC70 Campaign - Celebrating MC's 70th Anniversary

Arts at MC

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30th Annual Ventura Valdez Poetry Contest Open for Submissions

Student Affairs

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7th Annual MC's Got Talent Show, March 23

Workforce Development

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70th Anniversary WD&CE Brown Bag Lunch Series Returns March 24

Women's History Month

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Category: HRSTM

Published: Mar 21 2017 12:00AM

Women's History Month is a "celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society." (http://www.history.com)

The month-long celebration in the United States grew out of a week-long series of events honoring of women's contributions in the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.

Each year during the month of March, thousands of observances are planned throughout the country to honor and recognize all those women who have served as role models for all of us. To learn more, visit: http://www.nwhp.org/

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