County of Fairfax, Virginia Women’s History Month 2018 Proclamation
WHEREAS, the 2018 Women’s History Month theme is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women;” and
WHEREAS, women have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending many forms of discrimination against women and girls; and
WHEREAS, women in Fairfax County have formed organizations to create monuments and memorials to recognize women’s struggles and accomplishments, and to address the deficit of public monuments depicting women; and
WHEREAS, women leaders and innovators have persisted in addressing the challenges of creating a robust coordinated community response to violence against women; and
WHEREAS, women leaders have persisted in fighting discrimination against women and girls of color by empowerment through leadership development and opportunities for women of color to be represented in policy bodies;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of the Fairfax County Commission for Women and all its residents, hereby proclaims March 2018, as
Women's History Month
and a time to honor all women who continued to fight and succeeded in bringing positive change to the lives of diverse American women.
The theme for Women’s History Month 2018 is
Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
We are honoring four women in three categories of discrimination:
Fighting for Equity in Public Monuments
Fighting Against Domestic Violence
Sheila Coates and Lidia Soto-Harmon
Fighting Discrimination Against Women and Girls of Color
These four women will be honored at the reception on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m.
at the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Center Room 8.
Please save the date!