March is Women’s History Month. Before 1970, people didn’t take women into account that they had a history worth knowing. The emergence of the occasion took place as a national celebration in Sonoma Country, California in 1978. The Women’s History Week was then selected in 1981 as the vital point of observance by the Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.). They co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution demonstrating the achievements of American women as well as honouring the week including March 8 to be the momentum as the International Women’s Day.
The mobilising movement of women has since been celebrated every year by everyone around the globe. Here in Indonesia, the American Cultural Center takes part in the celebration through a series of events including Women of Change Film Festival. Two inspiring movies on the highlight include Dreamgirls (2006) and Mona Lisa Smile (2003). Make a visit to celebrate Women’s History Month on 7 March at @america, Pacific Mall, Level 3. You’re all invited! Visit www.atamerica.or.id