Deemed Women’s History Month, March is used to highlight the progress and achievements of women throughout history, and today. Both men and women of all ages come together this month in Montgomery County to pay tribute to some of the most legendary female figures in our nation’s history.
A new exhibit entitled “Rewrite::Re-Righting: Prepare, Provoke, Prevail” was inaugurated at the beginning of the month. Open to Montgomery County residents for the entire month at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, families can appreciate the pieces by a diverse group of female artists from the Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington. The exhibit has a unique blend of the past and present so students can appreciate the evolution of women’s rights through various artistic mediums.
On Wednesday March 25, sociologist Kristen Barber delivered an inspiring speech at the Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College to celebrate women’ rights. During the “Men at the March: Gender and Protest Participation in Anti-Sexual Assault Events,” live presentations gave families and students the chance to discuss important issues such as gender inequality and attacks on feminism.
At the end of the month, the Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families will be hosting its Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon at the ballroom at Plymouth Country Club. This year, the luncheon has invited Aryanna Hunter, who is an Iraq War veteran and mother of two, to share her unique story about women’s rights. For families that may have missed out on the opportunity to celebrate Women’s History Month, there are many other events that have been planned for the rest of the year to honor women’s achievements. For example, on Saturday, May 2, Laurel House will be hosting its 4th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event where men wear heels and women wear sneakers to walk to protest assault and gender violence.
Article by MoCo Student staff writer Akanksha Girish
Image by MoCo Student staff artist Savannah Du