Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month
For over 30 years, March has been nationally recognized as Women's History Month; an opportunity to center the lives, stories, desires, and accomplishments of women in our teaching and learning. While these past three decades have seen tremendous shifts in the roles and perceptions of women throughout our public and private spheres, gender-based social and economic inequities persist for women and girls across all groups and identities. This month, AIM students and teachers will intentionally uplift and amplify women's voices and experiences, including those whose excellence has not traditionally been centered or celebrated in academic spaces, particularly women of color and transgender women. We look forward to sharing highlights from our classrooms and halls, as well as links to resources and virtual events for continued learning outside of school, throughout the month of March!
- Feminist Fight Club - A student-created podcast focusing on feminist topics by AIM junior Bella A.
- Outride Highlights Work of Anne Rock - Outride, the foundation run by Specialized Bikes, is launching it's Women's History Month promotions with a three-part social media series highlighting the work of AIM's Anne Rock and her work bringing the Riding for Focus program to AIM, launching our high school mountain biking team, and leading the work on the creation of Sam's Place.
EVENTS AT AIM
- Week of March 8 - Re-airing of WHYY's Movers and Makers episode featuring the story of AIM founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair. Tune in for great footage of AIM students in the classrooms.
National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Alice Paul -Thursday, March 18, 11:00am (Live on YouTube) Suffragette Alice Paul is portrayed by Taylor Williams, an inspirational and talented actor with American Historical Theatre. Alice Paul, a supreme strategist, revitalized the women’s suffrage movement in the early 20th century with her determination, resolve, and unique plan to convince the nation that women deserve the right to vote. A question-and-answer session with Alice Paul will follow the presentation.
Making Her Mark Spotlight: Black Sisterhood and Suffrage Digital Discussion from the Free Library of Philadelphia - Wednesday, March 24, 7:00pm
Making Her Mark Spotlight: Generation to Generation | Digital Discussion Digital Discussion from the Free Library of Philadelphia - Thursday, May 6, 5:30pm
Brave Girls Virtual Storytime Author/Illustrator Read Aloud and Q&A Series from the Women’s National History Museum
Ambitious Girl by Meena Harris and Marissa Valdez - Thursday, March 24, 12 - 1pm EDT
Marjory Saves the Everglades by Sandra Neil Wallace -Wednesday, April 7, 12 - 1pm EDT
Continue the Conversation
45 Quotes That’ll Inspire You During Women’s History Month Words of wisdom for inspiration) from some phenomenal women.