March 18, 2010

Racine County Board honors Women's History Month

County Board Supervisor Dan Sharkozy wrote in to tout a resolution the Racine County Board passed in honor of "Women's History Month."

Here's the resolution passed unanimously by the County Board:

RESOLUTION BY INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISORS DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS “WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”
To the Honorable Members of the Racine County Board of Supervisors:
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County of every race, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our nation and Racine County, in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural and social role in every sphere of the life of the Nation and in Racine County by constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside the home; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County have played a unique role throughout the history of America and Racine County by providing a majority of the volunteer labor force of the nation and Racine County; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic and cultural institutions in our nation and Racine County; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County of every race, class and ethnic background served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement; and
WHEREAS, American women in Racine County have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement and other movements, especially the peace movement, which have created a more fair and just society for all; and
WHEREAS, despite these contributions, the role of American women in history has been consistently overlooked and underemphasized in the literature, teaching and study of American history.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that March is designated as “Women’s History Month” in Racine County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Racine County Board of Supervisors that the Racine County Board Chair is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation making this designation and calling upon the citizens of Racine County to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.

1 comment:

  1. That is wonderful.

    Something I am not excited about is the census. I guess we are obviously men or women with few exceptions. So I can agree with that question. But why are we still putting out a census where the priority of questions is our skin color? White and black is not a race. I even looked it up. What does white and black tell us about people? Why should we be making decisions based on white or black anymore? You mean Racine will be funded in the future depending on how many of us are white or black. How do we fill this out if we are mixed? Who is not mixed? So then we come down to colors of skin again. I think we need to move past that. I am selecting other and putting American as my race.

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