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Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day

International Women's Day was first proposed by socialist leader Clara Zetkin at the International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen on March 19, 1910.

The following year, the first International Women's Day event was held. More than one million women and men across Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland attended rallies calling for the equality of women in society and government.

Now International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8th.  It is commemorated by the United Nations and designated in many countries as a national holiday. 

It’s also an annual opportunity for women and men from all over the globe to come together, address important issues, and recognize and celebrate the achievements of women.

In celebration of International Women's Day,
here are some of the highlights from the past year:

Some good books:

And some good eats:

If you haven't yet, find me on Facebook.

Wishing you an International Women's Day 
filled with inspiration, laughter and joy,

Sarah Cimperman, ND

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