Women’s History Month In Santa Monica Begins With Events

Sunday, 3 Mar 2013, 9:05:00 AM

Mitch James

The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women willpartner with a variety of City and local organizations to present a range of programming celebrating women’s achievements, among them lectures, exhibitions, and panel discussions.
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The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women willpartner with a variety of City and local organizations to present a range of programming celebrating women’s achievements, among them lectures, exhibitions, and panel discussions.

The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women

(COSW) celebrates March as Women’s History Month with several events.

The 2013 theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through

Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and

Mathematics (STEM).”

In celebration, the COSW is promoting a month of events

throughout the City designed to support and promote women’s achievements,

courage and creativity.

COSW kicked-off the month with an opening reception on

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 6 pm, in the foyer of Santa Monica City Hall,1685

Main Street.

This was immediately followed by an official

proclamation by City Council and the Mayor officially declaring March as

Women’s History Month. Launching simultaneously was a photography exhibit of

Santa Monica women throughout history in City Hall’s Foyer.

Throughout the month, the COSW will partner with a

variety of City and local organizations to present a range of programming

celebrating women’s achievements, among them lectures, exhibitions, and panel

discussions.

“We are honored to collaborate with our Santa Monica

area partners working to promote a rich history of women and girls in our

community,” said Sylvia Ghazarian, Vice Chair of the Santa Monica Commission on

the Status of Women.

“Their exemplary pioneering work, scientific

breakthroughs, invention of new technology, and creation of business

opportunities in STEM will be recognized throughout the month.”

For more information on the schedule of events, visit

COSW’s website at www.smgov.net/cosw or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/smcosw for details.

For additional questions about the Santa Monica

Commission on the Status of Women and Women’s History Month, contact Priscilla

Navarro at 310.458.8701.

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