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Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate National Women's History Month

March 8th is recognized International Women's Day.

The 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

"She Persisted".  Sound familiar? 

This year the National Women's History Project has selected a distinguished group of women to be honored.  Women who persisted.  Check out inspirational quotes from some of the honorees.

Geraldine Ferraro (1935-2011) Politician/First Woman Major Party VP Candidate and Human Rights Activist
"My desk drawer is filled with all kinds of prayers"
Elizabeth Peratrovich (Kaaxal-gat) (1911-1958) Political Activist for Alaska Natives, Spearheaded First Anti-Discrimination Law, USA
“I would not have expected that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with 5,000 years of recorded civilization behind them, of our Bill of Rights.”

Jill Moss Greenberg Women’s/Civil Rights Activist *
"extraordinary accomplishments have largely been invisible"

Pauli Murray (1910-1985) Women’s Rights/Civil Rights Activist, Attorney, Author, and Episcopal Priest
"Hope is a song in a weary throat."
Cristina Jimenez Immigrant (DREAMERs) Activist*
"We won’t stop fighting. This is our home. “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” Won’t stop until our communities can live w/our fear."

Marty Langelan Anti-Violence/Anti-Harassment Activist*
"Stop harassing women. I don't like it. No one likes it. Show some respect..."

Loretta Ross Reproductive Justice Activist*
"See how you can convince people not to believe together, but convince them to be together."

Linda Spoonster Schwartz Women Veterans Activist*
"There is so much promise for change"
Susan Burton Criminal Justice Reform Leader
"Mass incarceration is a symptom of a larger problem, which I call 'America's isms.' Classism, racism and capitalism..."

Roma Guy LGBT Rights/Healthcare Activist
"They really fell in love with our family"

Saru Jayaraman Labor/Restaurant Workers Activist
"We wanted to show people that there’s another way of doing business"

Angelica Salas Immigrant Rights Activist
"What we're doing is building a movement that will transform America."

These honorees are among those who will be honored at the annual National Womens History Project luncheon later this month in Washington, D.C. 

These women are using their voices to change the world and changing lives. 

You may notice some McDonald's have flipped their iconic M upside down to celebrate International Womens Day and other companies are launching products to commemorate the day.

We are celebrating with a luncheon with some of our local community leaders.

Are you celebrating National Women's History Month? International Womens' Day 

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