Women’s History Month

February 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Commission for Women Extends Deadline for Girl Power Contest

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Girl Power Contest has been extended to April 15th. Submit your short story, poem, or drawing to the 2018 Girl Power Contest https://t.co/uL7xs5Krk8. The theme is "The First Female U.S. President." NEW DEADLINE – April 15. #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM #girlpower pic.twitter.com/z7vD1LlRL5 — FriendsoftheLibrary (@FOLMC) March 30, 2018 To […]

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March 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 21st, in Montgomery County: 1.  The Montgomery County Council meets today and one of the items on the agenda is a resolution asking Congress to reject President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal. 2. It’s Election Day in the town of Somerset. 3. In Takoma Park, Mayor Kate […]

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March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, March 8, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 8, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s International Women’s Day as well as “A Day Without a Woman.” Prince George’s County has closed schools, but Montgomery County Public Schools are open. 2. For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, distinguished social theorist Patricia Hill Collins presents “Black Feminism, […]

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March 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

First Annual Girl Power Writing Contest to Celebrate Women’s History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women has launched its first annual Girl Power Writing Contest titled, “What’s It Mean to Be a Woman in 2017?” Children and adults of all ages can submit a short story, poem, drawing or anything else that reflects the contest theme, according to a news […]

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March 31, 2015 | Sheila Ogilvie

Meet Four Phenomenal Women (VIDEO)

March is Women’s History Month. Watch this video to meet four phenomenal women doing phenomenal work in Montgomery County. This episode of Transforming Lives spotlights: The Honorable Vivian Malloy, a grassroots organizer, leader and past official on the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. Sandra Maddox Britt, Esq., Britt Enterprises, a business owner and President of […]

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March 27, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Alumna Leads Portrait Workshop (VIDEO)

March is Women’s History Month and a local teaching artist at Montgomery College recently led a figure drawing workshop at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. as part of a day of music and hands on family activities. MCTV’s Danielle Stescki reports. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see […]

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March 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Women’s History Month (PHOTO)

The achievements of women, who compose 52 percent of Montgomery County’s population and represent nearly half of the workforce, were celebrated by the Montgomery County Council on March 24. The Council declared March “Women’s History Month” and urged all residents to reflect on the contributions women have made to the County. At the ceremonies in Rockville were, […]

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March 15, 2015 | Tonia Bui

Meet Sandra Vu Le: A Bridge Builder Between Her Community and American Politics

The month of March is Women’s History Month, which is a time to recognize the many women trailblazers who made many historic contributions to America. Among those trailblazers is Sandra Vu Le, the first Vietnamese American woman to run for a state legislative seat in Texas history. Today, she is building the pipeline for future […]

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March 13, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Women’s History Month Profile: Jeannette Feldner

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re profiling influential women who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County in various ways. Read below to learn more about Jeannette Feldner, Co-President and Membership Chair for the Montgomery County Chapter of the National Organization for Women (MCNOW). What is your role in the community? “Legislative advocacy is […]

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March 10, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Women’s History Month Profile: Vivian Levi

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re profiling influential women who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County in various ways. Read below to learn more about Vivian Levi, Director of the Betty Ann Krahnke Shelter, a 54-bed facility that provides safety for women suffering from domestic violence. It is the only domestic violence shelter […]

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