Celebrating Women's History Month - From the Desk of Prince Georges County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks

Dear Prince Georgians:

During the month of March, we join the nation in celebrating Women’s History Month. Since 1987, our country has celebrated Women’s History Month to recognize the extraordinary achievements of women and to promote the significant contributions women have made to our County and our nation for generations.

The National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) has named this year’s theme for Women’s History Month as “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,” which recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions. The NWHA recognizes that today, equity, diversity and inclusion are powerful driving forces that have wide-ranging impacts on our country and this theme allows us the opportunity to celebrate women who work for basic inclusion, equality and fairness for all.

Every year at this time, we reflect on the invaluable contributions of women to our history, society, and culture. That’s why we encourage Prince Georgians to take this opportunity to recognize and honor the women right here in our own communities. Prince George’s County is home to so many amazing women who work and serve in various capacities, and we are excited to celebrate them for making a positive impact on our lives.

Throughout this month, Prince George’s County will celebrate Women’s History Month with a number of events, programs, and activities that honor trailblazing women in our past and present. I’m excited to announce that we will host our 39th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon (WHML) on Thursday, March 28, at 11:30 AM at The Hotel at The University of Maryland, where we will recognize women in County Government and our community who work tirelessly to make a difference. Our theme for WHML this year is “She’s Trending,” which is based on the national theme and highlights individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate dedication, commitment, and pride in Prince George’s County.

During this luncheon, we’ll present the Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award to a woman in Prince George’s County Government whose career and dedication to the County embodies the spirit of determination and tenacity exhibited by former Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman. We also present Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship Awards to several deserving County high school seniors. High school seniors who meet the eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

While tickets to the WHML have sold out, we encourage residents to view the event live on my Facebook page. To learn more about the luncheon, or to apply for the Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship, visit our WHML website.

Yours in service,

Angela AlsobrooksPrince George’s County Executive

WHML Proclamation

WHML Scholarships

 

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