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Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission Announces Women’s History Month

The Hopkinsville-Christian County Human Rights Commission (HRC) as part of the continued celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month (WHM) with us during the month of MarchThe theme “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced” honors women who have been leaders in pursuing and celebrating women’s right to vote.

The month-long observance of WHM will feature programs and events that celebrate the role of women in our nation and in our community, and will culminate with the presentation of the Fannie Bronson Postell Woman of the Year Award and the Women Educating Women Scholarship to a local student at the Women’s History Month Virtual Celebration on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5:00PM Live on facebook.com/hrchopkinsville.  This year we will also like to share a memorial tribute called “tell herstory” as we honor and remember the local women we have lost due to COVID-19. We want to offer communal comfort to our neighbors, family, friends and co-workers. All events are free and open to the public. A full calendar of events follows. 

Do you know a fabulous woman who deserves to be recognized as Woman of the Year? Or a student who could use financial assistance with the postsecondary education? Then don’t miss this opportunity! Visit www.hoptown.org/hrc, go to the menu, under Programs click Women’s History Month or call 270-887-4010. The deadline for award nominations and scholarship applications is March 5, 2021.

  • Fannie Bronson Postell Woman of the Year Award - The community is encouraged to nominate a woman or group of women in our area who, through current or recent efforts, makes a positive impact on our community. Nomination forms and details on the award are available online.
  • Women Educating Women Scholarship - This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a female resident of Christian County who is pursuing her post-secondary education. The scholarship is made possible thanks to the generous donations from community businesses and individuals.
  • Scholarship Fund Campaign – The “Give $10, Ask 10” fundraising campaign for the Women Educating Women Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity to help a woman in Christian County. All of the funds raised are given in local scholarship awards. Donors are asked to give a minimum of $10 and to ask 10 friends or colleagues to do the same. Donations can be mailed or made in person at the Human Rights Commission office (715 S. Virginia Street). You can make your donation to the “Give $10, Ask 10” scholarship fund year-round.
  • Memorial Tribute: tell herstory – HRC Women’s History Month Committee want to honor the women in our community who were taken by COVID-19 and remember them during our women’s history month virtual program. If you would like to submit a memorial tribute please visit our website. In order to share your memorial tribute during our virtual program submissions must be entered by March 12, 2021.

2021 Women’s History Month Schedule of Events  

Tuesday, March 2, 2021  
Women’s History Month Proclamation Signing, Hopkinsville Municipal Center, 5:45pm:  
This year’s theme is Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced  

Thursday, March 18, 2021 
Women’s History Month Virtual Celebration, Facebook Live, 5:00PM:  
This event is the highlight of our Women’s History Month events. Our 2021 Celebration will 
feature three local female students pursuing post-secondary education who will present essays on 
the importance of women holding political offices. In addition, the committee will announce the 
2021 recipients of the Fannie Bronson Postell Woman of the Year Award, Memorial Tribute: tell 
herstory and the Women Educating Women Scholarship. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 
Witch, please: Are all women Circe? Facebook Live, 12pm: 
In conjunction with The Big Read – Hopkinsville and its events, HRC would like to dive into a 
conversation with Yasamin Ausenbaugh, Sociology Professor in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 
at Hopkinsville Community College as Circe struggles to find a place for herself as a woman in a 
man’s world and how that resonates with modern-day challenges that women face today.   

Thursday, March 25, 2021 
History on Tap: Historical Women of Hopkinsville/Christian County 
Hopkinsville Brewing Company, 6:30PM:  
The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and Hopkinsville Brewing Company 
invite all to the brewery for a presentation about local women of note in our history of women’s 
right to vote. 

Tune into WHOP, Lite 98.7 to hear “Profiles in Local Women’s History.” The series will run through the month of March and will feature stories of women who have made a positive impact in our community. 

For more information on all Human Rights Commission events, please visit the website www.hoptown.org/hrc or call 270-887-4010.