RESOLUTION NO. RS2000-161
A resolution designating the Month of March "Womens History Month".
WHEREAS, American women of every race, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our Nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
WHEREAS, American women have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of the life of the Nation by constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside of the home; and
WHEREAS, American women have played a unique role throughout the history of the Nation by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the Nation; and
WHEREAS, American women were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our Nation; and
WHEREAS, American women 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 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, the civil rights movement, and other movements, especially the peace movement, which create 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 undervalued, in the literature, teaching and study of American History; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize the Month of March as "Womens History Month".
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as recognizing the Month of March as "Womens History Month".
SECTION 2. That the Metropolitan Council Staff Office is directed to prepare a certificate to be presented to Linda Manning, Director of the Margaret Cunningham Womens Center, in behalf of Womens History Month.
SECTION 3. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Brenda Gilmore, Amanda McClendon, Ginger Hausser & Carolyn Baldwin Tucker
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||March 21, 2000|
|Adopted:||March 21, 2000|
|Approved:||March 27, 2000|