Tuesday, March 14, 2023
This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color. Wear RED on Equal Pay Day to symbolize how far women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay!
Thursday, March 31, 2023
Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice. In 2009, as a result of the ongoing violence, erasure, and lack of transgender representation in the LGBTQ+ community, Rachel Crandall decided to organize this day to celebrate trans people and uplift representation.
Month long observances:
Women’s History Month
Other March observances:
• March 8 – International Women’s Day: A day highlighting the political, social, cultural, and economic achievements of women
• March 8 – Holi: Hindu holiday that celebrates the winter harvest and onset of spring
• March 10 – Harriet Tubman’s birthday (observed): American abolitionist who is well-known for her key role in the Underground Railroad
• March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day: feast day of a Catholic saint who inspires cultural and religious celebrations around the world
• March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
• March 22 to April 21 – Ramadan: the start of Islam’s sacred month — during this time Muslims abstain from eating and drinking