The Lee County School District (LCSD) Parent Advisory Council (PAC) will celebrate Women’s History Month at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. There will be orations given by community members that either celebrates the life of a female trailblazer in history or one who is history in the making.
This year’s theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote” honoring "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."
Students, parents, educators and community members are invited to speak at this event by signing up at the district office, any school within the district, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 803.484.5327. Space is limited and the deadline is March 25. There will be door prizes and other give-aways.
The event will be held at the District Office at 310 Roland Street in Bishopville.
About Women’s History Month (from www.womenshistorymonth.gov):
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”