Celebrating Women’s History Month Through Artistic Expression!

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in March in the U.S. since 1987. Celebrating Women’s history month also Black History month is a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the U.S. that traditional western history, culture and society have no reference of, do not acknowledge and often have overlooked. The Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy fellows celebrated Women’s History Month at their March meet-up by honoring women who have brought joy to our lives from their artistic expression through music.

We asked the leadership fellows to analyze and to reflect on messages presented in songs, and to examine important issues addressed in these songs. How can the lyrics in a song help to bring people’s attention to world problems and inspire people to find solutions to those problems? Why might the viewpoint of songwriters be important or relevant to society?

Below are links to some of the blog posts that the leadership fellows wrote honoring women they chose to highlight and their music that has resonated deeply with them:

Beyonce’s song,“I Was Here” 

Written by: Evalaurene R. Jean-Charles

https://futuresinitiative.org/mentors/2020/03/31/beyonces-song-i-was-here/

My Song

Written by: Moses Matos

https://futuresinitiative.org/mentors/2020/03/20/my-song/

Respect for Others & Respect for Self

Written by: ShaRou Zhang

https://futuresinitiative.org/mentors/2020/04/02/respect-for-others-respect-for-self/

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