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Women's History Month

When: March! Now!

This year's theme: "In every generation, action frees our dreams."

Who do we thank?: The National Women's History Project, an educational non-profit organization that promotes an increased public awareness of multicultural women's history.

Why do we thank them?: Based on a model created by the founders of the Project in Sonoma County, Calif., Congress issued a Joint Resolution in 1981 that designated the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week. In 1987, the Resolution declared all of March to be National Women's History Month.

So, why do women get a special month?: Traditionally, women have been excluded from the history books. By focusing on women's history, we learn the important and numerous contributions of women as leaders and as private citizens.

How can we celebrate?: Learn about the determination of our foremothers in pursuing their dreams, find inspiration and courage for ourselves, and pass that spirit to future generations. Head to the library ... or ask your mom and grandma!

To request a free copy of their 48-page chock-full-of-fun and-informative-stuff booklet, write: The National Women's History Project, 7738 Bell Road, Dept. P, Windsor, Calif. 95492.