• Special to the Leader & Times
The Liberal Memorial Library and the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library are proud to celebrate National Women’s History Month with a panel discussion at noon on Wednesday.
The panel, which will be in the Cooper Clark room of the Liberal Memorial Library, will feature women from the area discussing their accomplishments, experiences and service to the community.
Among the speakers are Jo Harrison of Southwest Medical Center, Cynthia Rapp of SCCC/ATS and Jana Jantzen of First National Bank.
Snacks and refreshments will be served at the program, which is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Liberal Memorial Library at 626-0180.
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”
Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”
In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”
Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.
Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”