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Women’s History Month 2024


Women’s History Month has its roots in Santa Rosa, CA, where in 1978, The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women created a “Women’s History Week” celebration.  In 1981, President Reagan proclaimed the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week” to correspond with International Women’s Day on March 8th, and in 1987, Congress designated March as “Women’s History Month.” Each year, the U.S. President proclaims March as “Women’s History Month” to recognize women’s achievements throughout American history.

Check out the following websites to learn about LGBTQ+ women who have made their marks on history.

11 LGBTQ+ Women Who Shaped the Course of History

Honoring LGBTQ Leaders for Women’s History Month

LGBTQ+ Women Who Made History


 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—a day dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and the importance of prevention, testing, and treatment. Let’s unite to educate, empower, and support women and girls affected by HIV/AIDS. Together, we can break the stigma and ensure access to care for all.

She Who Shaped New Mexico: There are 77 roadside historical markers throughout New Mexico celebrating the multicultural history of women, highlighting women’s contributions to the arts, education, business, government, science, military, healthcare, and as early settlers. Historical women profiles in Santa Fe County: Nina Otero-Warren, Doña Delores Chávez de Armijo, Rose Powers, Mary Cabot Wheelwright, St. Francis Women’s Club, Doña Ana Robledo, Sadie Orchard, Monica Fuentes Gallegos & Carolota Fuentes Gallegos, and Mary Ann Deming Crocker. More information about the historical women of New Mexico can be found at So next time you drive along one of New Mexico’s beautiful roads, stop and learn about those who came before you.