The first International Women's Day was held in 1911 (that's 103 years ago in case you were wondering). The 1900s was the time of revolution, women were fed up with their role in society and demanded for a change. A lot of major events have happened since that time, and the women's role were slowly making their presence in history. They pushed for shorter working hours, better pay, and their right to vote. Their political and social achievements in the past have leaded us to the new era where equality exists between men and women. However, there are still some small biases that still remain in today's society. If you look around at some professions, are women represented in equal numbers to men?
Each year the United Nation has a theme for International Women's Day. This year's theme is "Inspiring Change." Women have voiced their opinions in the past to promote a change in history. Using their inspiration from the past, let them inspire you to challenge our society in bringing new ideas for women's equality!
Now that we've packed you with some knowledge and facts, come and celebrate International Women's Day with us at the Forest Lawn Library on March 8th from 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Many events will be happening throughout the library including, photo booth, games and activities for all ages, an egg race and much more for the family to enjoy!