The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee is always welcoming new members
MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Women’s History Month honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. American women have struggled throughout our history to gain rights not simply for themselves but for many other under represented and disenfranchised groups in America.
Women’s History Month had its origins in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week". As requested by Congress, President Reagan issued Presidential Proclamation 4903 (external link) proclaiming the week beginning on March 7, 1982 as the first "Women’s History Week" and recognizing the vital role of women in American history:
- American women of every race, creed and ethnic background helped found and build our Nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways ... As leaders in public affairs, American women not only worked to secure their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity but also were principal advocates in the abolitionist, temperance, mental health reform, industrial labor and social reform movements, as well as the modern civil rights movement.
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The Milwaukee County Diversity Committee strives to honor inclusiveness, advocating for education, awareness, acceptance, and outreach in the workplace and community.
Effectively communicate the works of the Diversity Committee to all stakeholders.
Promote initiatives that enhance the quality of life through inclusion and engagement.
Provide leadership; promote equality and acceptance for all differences through education and outreach.
The full Diversity Committee is made up of department committees with members from the following Milwaukee County Departments:
Aging, Child Support Services, Office of the Comptroller, Corporation Counsel, County Clerk, County Treasurer, Court Services, District Attorney, Facilities, Family Care, Fleet Management, Human Resources, Medical Examiner, Parks and Recreation, Personnel Review Board, Sheriff, and Zoo.
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Contact Ted Fancher, Human Resources, for more information.