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Flag Raising for Women’s History Month

March 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The flyer has purple along the top and bottom with information listed. The left side of the page are 5 caricatures of different raises of women. To the right of that is the announcement of Women's History Month.

The City of Jersey CityOffice of Municipal Council, and Office of Cultural Affairs were proud and honored to celebrate Women’s History Month during the Flag Raising Ceremony on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

The National Women’s History Month is an annual celebration honoring the contributions of women to American history, culture, and society. The month-long celebration is dedicated to reflect on the numerous but often overlooked contributions of women such as Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Rosa Parks to American history from independence to the present day.

Women’s history remained rarely covered or even discussed topic in the K-12 curriculum of U.S. schools in the 1970’s. Hoping to rectify this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978.  The Taskforce chose the week of March 8 to correspond with that year’s observance of International Women’s Day.  Women’s History Month grew out of a Women’s History Week in 1978 celebrated in Sonoma County, California.  Congress legally expanded the focus to a whole month in March 1987.

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 have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

People gathered holding the flag on the City Hall Balcony.

This year’s celebrations will be honoring Woman Police Officers and Firefighters and in Public Safety.

Pictured with community members and “Seniors on the Move”
Barkha Patel, Assistant Business Administrator
Councilman Rich Boggiano, Ward C
Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey, Ward B
Councilwoman-At-Large Amy DeGise
Jade Wyatt, Aide to Council President
Cheryl Murphy, Caribbean American Carnival Association
Public Safety Honoree
Council President Joyce E. Watterman
Councilwoman Denise Ridley, Ward A

Women Who Were Honored:

Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar
Shirley Rogers-Field, who is with “Seniors on the Move”
Elaine Lawson, “Seniors on The Move”
Cheryl Dawkins, “Seniors on The Move”
Oneda McCrae, “Seniors on The Move”
Shazia Peeran, who is with “Giving Back Easily”
Sabrina Ward,
Imani Alston,
LaTayvia Cherry,
Dominique Galloway
Catherine Frazier
Chant’e Dingle
Monica Shaw

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March 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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City Hall Balcony
280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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(201) 547-4900
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