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Women's History Month

Women's History Month, observed annually in March, is a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of women throughout history. The theme for this year's celebration is "Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion."  The month also highlights the ongoing journey towards gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide. By acknowledging the profound impact of women who have paved the way, Women's History Month fosters awareness, education, and inspiration, encouraging society to appreciate the diverse roles women play in shaping our past, present, and future. It is a time to celebrate the progress made while recognizing the work still needed to create a more inclusive and equitable world for all.

Famous Local Women

Western New York boasts a rich history of remarkable women whose life and legacies have left a lasting impact on society. Lucille Ball, hailing from Jamestown, will be remembered as one of this country's greatest comedians. Belva Lockwood of Lockport, was the first woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lillian Bronson, born in Lockport, made significant contributions to film and theater, creating a lasting legacy. These are only a few of the incredible trailblazers who once called this region home.

What's Happening Around Town (Public Events)

DATE: March

LOCATION: Buffalo Science Museum: 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211

Join us in celebrating some of the many scientific contributions of women throughout history.

DATE:  Friday, March 1


LOCATION: Center for Tomorrow, on UB’s North Campus.

UB’s Inaugural Women’s History Month Symposium The symposium will consist of a dynamic plenary panel focused on activism, a keynote address focusing on social justice, and two workshops on organizing and self-care. The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for UB to come together with faculty, staff, students, and community members to discuss the important roles women hold as activists, organizers, and social justice advocates in society.

Show Your Support (Locally Women-Owned Businesses)

Supporting women-owned businesses is a tangible way to celebrate Women's History Month.  Explore the Women-Owned Business Directories provided by the Women's Foundation, Visit Buffalo Niagara, and Step Out Buffalo. These directories feature an array of businesses, allowing you to contribute to the success of women entrepreneurs in our community. Whether it's shopping, dining, or seeking services, your support makes a difference.

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