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Women's History Month Proclamation 2022 City of Iowa City PROCLAMATION Whereas, the accomplishments and achievements of women were first recognized in 1977 by beginning the annual commemoration of International Women’s Day and later in 1987 by doing the same for Women’s History Month; and Whereas, women are leaders who fill essential economic, social, and cultural roles; and Whereas, women make critical contributions to science, law, education, engineering, mathematics, and the arts and are heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis; and Whereas, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day around the world; and Whereas, the theme of International Women’s Day 2022 is “Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”; and Whereas, women are essential change-makers for climate mitigation, initiating sustainability measures, research development, and leadership in Iowa City and around the world; and Whereas, the Johnson County Chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA and nineteen community partners are marking International Women’s Day by honoring Inside Out Reentry Community, Iowa City Compassion, and Open Heartland for their women-led contributions to our community at its annual Night of 1000 Dinners; and Whereas, these organizations will be recognized during a virtual community celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8th. Now, therefore, I, Bruce Teague, Mayor of Iowa City, do hereby proclaim March 8 as International Women’s Day and the month of March 2022 to be recognized as Women’s History Month in Iowa City and urge citizens to recognize and support the contributions of women in the changing world. _____________________ Bruce Teague, Mayor Signed in Iowa City, Iowa this 1st day of March 2022