Celebrating Women’s History Month

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“Women’s History is Women’s Right. It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision.” -Dr. Gerda Lerner

In 1980 U.S. President Carter declared March 2-8 to be National Women’s History Week to expand on the United Nation’s establishment of March 8th as International Women’s Day. Seven years later, the week was expanded into Women’s History Month.

In recognition of the month, Sampsonia Way presents a slideshow of some of the incredible and influential women who have been interviewed by the magazine in the past year, from journalists like Lucía Escobar of Guatemala to poets like TJ Dema of Botswana.

Click on the slide to read the interview.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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