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For immediate release Wednesday, March 5, 2021
CONTACT:
Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 572-1359
E-mail: roy.williams@cobpl.org

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Birmingham, Ala.– Bards & Brews, the Birmingham Public Library's popular spoken word poetry/craft beer event, will celebrate Women's History Month with a special virtual program this Friday. 
 
The phenomenal works of women across with nation will be highlighted by poets during "Bards & Brews: I'm Every Woman," a virtual open mic poetry event scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 5, 2021, on the Bards & Brews Facebook page and BPL's Facebook page. Poets interested in registering for this event should forward their contact information to Bards.Brews@cobpl.org.  
 
Join some of metro Birmingham's most talented spoken word artists as they pay tribute to the often overlooked contributions women have made throughout the history of the United States. For details click below https://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2021/03/bards-brews-to-celebrate-womens-history.html 
 
Women's History Month (this year Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 31, 2021) is a celebration of women's contributions to our nation's history, culture and society. It has been observed annually since 1987 and grew out of a weeklong celebration of women organized by the school district of Sonoma, California in 1978.  

Women's History Month is a special time to celebrate the special role of women in America, from Susan B. Anthony, founder of the women's suffrage movement whose work paved the way for the 19th Amendment in 1920 which gave women the right to vote, to Black women history makers and civil rights icons like Sojourner Truth and Rosa Parks.  
 
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential declaration designating the week of March 8 as the first National Women's History Week. Congress followed suit in 1981. Six years later the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the full month of March.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.cobpl.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 18 locations and serving the community for over 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in
the Southeast.
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