Columbia Parks and Rec celebrating Women's History Month

3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, March 06 2018 Mar 6, 2018 Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:29:00 AM CST March 06, 2018 in News
By: Jalyn Johnson, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting multiple events this month to celebrate Women's History Month.

The Armory Sports and Recreation Center will be hosting the events.  A film on Maya Angelou, who was a St. Louis native, and her poem "And Still I Rise" will be showed and followed by a small discussion on Tuesday, March 6th.

The Precious Women's Recognition Awards on March 13 will allow for members of the Columbia community to bring women who inspire them to be recognized.  Lastly, there will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on March 17 for girls and women ages 15 and up.  The tournament is the only event people have to pay to participate in.

For all of March, there is an exhibit displayed to highlight multiple women in Missouri and Columbia who have made a mark in history.  Educators, athletes, entertainers and civil rights activists are all included in the exhibit.

The Recreation Specialist at the Armory thinks having a spotlight on women in the immediate community. might allow people to see someone they may have met in the exhibit.

"It's kind of cool because we have all the historical women of Missouri but also a small segment on historical women from Columbia. So this has women from the 1800s and 1900s but it also has more recent women who've had an impact on Columbia," Jay Bradely said.

Women's History Month has proven to be one of importance, especially for women in the area who believe the way history is taught, lends to women being left out of the conversation.

"A lot of the times when we talk about history, it's very white-washed and male-centric. So when you have women's history month, it creates and it carves out that space for us to talk about women and intersectional feminism that we don't really get the rest of the year, especially in school curriculum," Sadie Collins, a junior at Mizzou, said.

In light of the rise of the "Me Too" movement, Collins believes it's perfect timing to celebrate women and appreciate the contributions they've made to society.

All of the events for the month, along with detailed descriptions of them, are listed on the Parks and Rec website.

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