Two towns celebrate women’s history

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Women officials in South Orange and Maplewood, in partnership with business districts, have launched, the official site of SOMA Celebrates Women’s History Month where residents from the two towns can learn about upcoming events and businesses can participate by submitting promotions and offerings for the month of March. […]

Redwood classes celebrate women in history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in Eileen Lambert’s mild cognitive impairment third-, fourth- and fifth-grade class worked during the month of March to research famous women as part of their Women’s History Month project. Students used books, computers and other sources to prepare their reports on women who have made contributions to our world and […]

County recognizes exceptional women for Women’s History Month

County recognizes exceptional women for Women’s History Month

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County hosted its annual Women’s History Month Program at the Hall of Records in Newark on Wednesday, March 22. During the ceremony, the 2017 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Award was presented to Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; Carmen Morales, […]

Put women back into history

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Celebrate Women’s History Month by putting women back into history on Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. The West Orange Human Relations Commission will celebrate women by screening and discussing a short film about Fannie Lou Hamer, who fearlessly fought for life and the right to vote in the Jim Crow […]

National scholars, advocates present findings at Conference on Women and Gender

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In celebration of Women’s History Month, scholars and advocates from across Seton Hall University and throughout the nation will explore, network and present their research at the annual “Conference on Women and Gender 2017: Now–Then–Tomorrow,” hosted by the Women and Gender Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences on […]

Montclair presents film series on race, civil rights

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For the fourth year in a row, the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, will host a film and discussion series on issues related to race, segregation, integration and civil rights. This year, the series will be hyperlocal, with films based in Montclair. All programs are free, thanks to a […]

Meet Harriet Tubman at Jefferson School

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Meet American heroine Harriet Tubman at Jefferson Elementary School, 518 Ridgewood Road in Maplewood, on Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. This Durand-Hedden event will feature a first-person portrayal by Daisy Century of the American Historical Theater. “I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say […]

United Way to host annual Women’s History Month Awards Breakfast

  NEWARK, NJ  — On Thursday, March 10, the United Way of Essex and West Hudson Women’s Leadership Council will celebrate and honor three outstanding women who have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. These extraordinary women have demonstrated character, courage and commitment to the community. “The Greater […]