Postponed, Date TBD: Women's History Month Proclamation Ceremony
Featuring the first woman to run the Boston Marathon
Join the Women Work (WoW) Arlington County Government Employee Resource Group for the Women's History Month Proclamation Ceremony, featuring keynote speaker Kathrine Switzer. Ms. Switzer has long been one of running's most iconic figures. Not just for breaking barriers as the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.The event will include Q and A, a book signing, and a reception.
RSVP for an event reminder. Adults 18+. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.
This program is part of the Library’s celebration of Women's History Month. *The term women includes anyone female identifying, non-binary, gender fluid, genderqueer, and/or trans.
From August 2019 through December 2020, Arlington County is hosting 19 events to commemorate the brave women who fought for and earned their right to vote in the United States. Through struggle, persistence and determination they ensured that over 83 million women today are registered to vote and have a say in our government.
This initiative is brought to you by Arlington County, its employee resource groups, and community partners.