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Monday, March 28, 2011

How Important Are Women in History?

Roundtable Discussion Participants
How important are women in history? The recognition of their importance is not as great as we would expect.

The panel I was part of last Saturday expressed concern that March Women's History month was not well-promoted in local libraries and businesses. Some libraries had no displays. Was it promoted in schools?

Women on the panel discussed a number of questions prepared by organizer Brenda Seward of Simple Pleasures Books and Gifts. The panel talked about books we first read growing up, authors we wished to emulate as writers, personal writing heroines, and mentors who helped in our careers as authors.

The event was enlightening about the roles of women in the world and in our own lives. For the future, we need to do what we can to raise awareness of Women's History month.

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't believe our library has any mention of it. Which is wrong.

Pamela K. Kinney said...

I agree--I [plan to use that link to promote about it on my FaceBook. And yes, I know my library has not promoted it at all, not like other events like Black History Month or other times.

Monti said...

Thanks, Alex and Pamela. That's what has happened sadly.

Stephen Tremp said...

I did not know this was Women in History Month. I think it needs to be promoted more, especially at the library level. Thanks for bringing it to out attention.

DazyDayWriter said...

I'm glad you are drawing this to our attention, Monti. Excellent! And I loved the photo of all of you. Hope your week is going well. You manage to accomplish so many important things simultaneously! Always inspiring. --Daisy

Monti said...

Thanks, Daisy and Stephen for your comments. This morning on the Today Show they had a brief segment on the women on that show during the last 60 years: the Today "girls", Barbara Walters, Jane Pauly, Katie Couric, etc. Little by little...