International Women’s Day

iwd_squareContinuing our series on United Nations Observances (our last post featured the World Day of Social Justice), tomorrow is International Women’s Day!

Follow the official organization’s activities through their various social media channels, including Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Speaking of Twitter, you can participate in the topical conversations taking place by following the hashtags #WHM and #wmnhist for Women’s History Month. A shameless (but relevant) plug for two institutions I adore: the Biodiversity Heritage Library and California Academy of Sciences have posted some incredible information about pioneering women in various fields, including famed botanist Alice Eastwood.

The day is over 100 years old (in the United States, and marking its centennial in Russia this year), honoring the brave suffragettes marching not only for the right to vote, but also decent working conditions and fair wages. To learn more about the history of International Women’s Day, click here.

How will you take some time from your day today to celebrate the strong women in your life?

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