Women's History Month 2022
In 2022, we are celebrating the theme Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. This theme "pays tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and is also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history...The 2022 theme proudly honors those who, in both public and private life, provide healing and promote hope for the betterment of all." (National Women's History Alliance)
This month, you are invited to celebrate Women's History Month with DC Public Library! Join us for a program, pick up a fun and educational kit, check out some amazing reads, dig into research and so much more.
Who have we featured in our header image for Women's History Month? Read on to learn more!
Throughout Women's History Month, the DC Public Library is celebrating with film screenings, workshops, craft kits and more. See some highlighted events below and view all upcoming Women's History Month events on the Library's calendar.
Children & Families
Saturday, Mar. 12, 1 p.m.
|In celebration of Women's History Month, children and their caregivers are welcome to join the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a screening of the award-winning film Hidden Figures! Registration is required.|
TeensWednesday, Mar. 16, 4 p.m.
Riot Grrrl Zine Workshop
|Riot Grrrl started in the 1990s when a group of women in Olympia, Washington held a meeting about sexism in the punk scene. From there, an entire subculture erupted involving art, activism, music, and zines. While zines have existed since the 1930s (or earlier!), many came out of the Riot Grrrl movement, ranging in topics from feminism, to music, to body image. A zine can be anything you want it to be. Once completed, your handmade zine can be added to the Teen Space's in-house zine collection!|
AdultsWednesday, Mar. 9, 7 p.m.
Just Pursuit: An Evening with Laura Coates
|Join the Library, Mahogany Books and the DC Public Library Foundation for an encore stream of a conversation with former prosecutor and CNN legal analyst Laura Coates for her new book Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness. In conversation with CNN’s Abby Philip, Coates will discuss her career as a prosecutor at the Department of Justice. This encore presentation will be streamed on Youtube with a live chat for participants!|
Mayor's Office on Women's Policy and InitiativesKanopy.
|Portrait of a Lady on Fire||Vice President Kamala Harris: Chase the Dream||RBG||Sacheen: Breaking the Silence|
|Fighter: A National Women’s History Month Playlist||Girl Power: Celebrating Women's History Month||The Score: Women Composers||Superwomen: Great Female Voices|
|DC Oral History Collaborative
Explore local history related to women's and gender studies with the DC Oral History Collaborative, including topics like Women of the WIRE: Stories of D.C.’s Formerly Incarcerated Women and Transgender Histories of D.C.
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|Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of topics related to Women's History, including American women's history, feminism, women in the workplace, women creators, women depicted in art and more.
|The Washington Post Online
Enjoy unlimited access, both onsite and remote, to The Washington Post's Gender and Identity coverage (formerly known as The Lily) on The Washington Post website and app (requires login). The mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices. When outside of a library you can activate a 7-day pass.
|Women in the Life Magazine
Women in the Life began as a magazine for black lesbians in the Washington, D.C. area and grew into a publication for lesbians of color circulated widely. The entire ten-year run (1993-2003) of Women in the Life Magazine was digitized in honor of the publication’s 25th Anniversary.
Header Image Sources
- Chien-Shiung Wu at a gathering at Columbia University in 1958, Smithsonian Institution.
- Elizabeth Blackwell, Public Domain.
- Alma Thomas in her studio in 1968, Ida Jervis, photographer, Alma Thomas papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
- Sonia Sotomayor, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- Judith Heumann, Public Domain.