THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
It’s March and time for two of my favorite celebrations: Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, which is this Sunday, March 8. Interestingly, Congress passed a law in 1987 designating March as “Women’s History Month” and after additional resolutions in the ensuing years, each president has issued an annual proclamation designating the month. This year is a big one because it’s the one hundredth anniversary of women’s right to vote (thank you, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucy Stone!) - it seems incredible that our country is 244 years old and women have been only allowed to vote for less than half of that! If you’d like to get involved in championing women’s rights and to learn more about local programs on women and women’s studies, I recommend checking out the Rice University Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the University of Houston Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, which is hosting their annual “Table Talk” fundraising luncheon tomorrow (Thursday, March 5). I’ve rounded up some interesting events honoring women below. I hope you’ll take some time out on Sunday -- and every day! -- to celebrate women in all ways.
This week’s VIDEO PICK is former Houston Comets player Sheryl Swoope’s enshrinement speech when she was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. It’s very inspiring and she’s a great role model! Sheryl lives in Houston and will be a special guest at an event this Sunday - read below for all the deets.
Spring Break starts in some greater Houston area districts next week...and the Houston Independent School District will be breakin’ it from March 16-20. If you’re looking for camps for your kids for ANY of the school holidays, look out for my CAMP PICKS e-blasts throughout the year that I put together to help parents get a break and kids have fun. My first one for 2020 is this spring break round-up. Enjoy!
In case you missed my blog last week, here’s a video about GISH PICKS and my annual donation letter is here. I’d love your help - you can donate, spread the word, take my reader survey, and more!