WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY - The Lisa Tolliver Show next airs on March 8, International Women's Day (IWD). IWD's 2006 global theme is "Inspiring Potential." Join us on New York Radio WVOX AM 1460 and www.wvox.com at 1:30-2:00 pm, ET on that momentous occasion. It's two days before Harriet Tubman Day (which we'll also celebrate March 8), and smack dab in the middle of Women's History Week (which is recognized annually as the week of March 8). It's also at the front end of Women's History Month (WHM), whose theme this year is "Women: Builders of Communities & Dreams." The annual WHM theme has been chosen for the past 25 years by the National Women's History Project, whose mission is "Writing Women Back Into History."
One of the great women written into history is Harriet Tubman. Therefore, it is fitting that Harriet Tubman Day (the anniversary of her death on March 10, 1913) falls during Women's History Week. (To read a memoriam to Harriet Tubman, click here.) It is also fitting that the NWHP provides a wealth of Black History Month resources, publishes a "Celebrating Black Women" poster, and is "involved in many efforts to promote multicultural women's history." Click here for the NWHP's suggestions for promoting and celebrating WHM in your community.
The Global Fund For Women (GFW) is also an informative resource. Click here to access GFW's ideas and tips for celebrating IWD and Women's History Month. Click here for GWF's fundraising aides.
Here are some resources for learning about and nominating important women in history:
I learned first-hand last year, from the unexpected deaths last year of my Aunt Frances and Dad and the three-car accident that I miraculously survived, how important it is to honor those you admire while they're still here. Why not nominate your heroine? She'll certainly be thrilled, as I was when I learned that fans had nominated me to win a 2005 Emmis Communications Phenomenal Women Award .* Image attributions: