Mayor Andre Dickens Celebrates Women’s History Month
Mayor Andre Dickens and the City of Atlanta are marking Women’s History Month with a series of events to celebrate all Atlanta’s women and girls.
“Women and girls represent half of Atlanta’s population and therefore half of its potential,” said Mayor Dickens. “Gender equity is fundamental to our Administration’s vision for Atlanta, and a fundamental human right. In honor of Women’s History Month, we ask residents and our business community to join us in fostering a citywide culture that values, supports and sustains the contributions of Atlanta’s women and girls.”
Throughout the month of March, the City of Atlanta will:
- Raise awareness of the contributions women and girls—especially women of color—have made in their communities throughout Atlanta’s history.
- Spotlight current and former local leaders who identify as women or girls.
- Identify best practices on how to inspire, empower and improve outcomes for women and girls.
- Connect women and girls to resources and services.
- Elevate and institutionalize conversations on gender equity.
Women’s History Month began as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed legislation which authorized and requested the President of the United States to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history. This year, the City of Atlanta joins the rest of the country in celebrating Women’s History Month.
For more information on Women’s History Month—including ways to participate throughout the week—please email ATL4Women@atlantaga.gov.