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What is Women’s History Month?
March is women’s history month, a time to celebrate the countless women who have fought tirelessly and courageously for equality, justice, and opportunity in our Nation. It’s a time to reaffirm our commitment to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls in the United States and around the world.
Sacramento Women In History
Luella Johnston, California’s first woman in congress
Jonston was the first woman elected to the office of City of Council in California and may have also been the first woman elected to any public office in the United States. She helped implement the creation of new parks and banned bars in residential areas, all while inspiring other women’s groups to promote change.
Margaret Crocker , Sacramento Philanthropist and benefactor of the arts
Born in Ohio and living in Indiana as a child, Margaret moved to California with her husband Edwin Crocker to join his brothers who had found success as merchants in Gold Rush era Sacramento. The couple began construction on a large-scale gallery attached to their home that included a ballroom, ornate library, billiards room, bowling alley, and skating rink, which has since become a widely recognized attraction in Sacramento. While her charity and kindness are never to be forgotten, the gift of art that she left to her city is her most lasting legacy.
At Uptown Studios, social change is our driving force. We are constantly working to push boundaries and work outside of the norms to make people feel uncomfortable and create change. Women’s activism has always been a passion of Uptown Studios’. From attending women’s marches, hosting fundraising events and donating to women empowerment groups, our team will always prioritize supporting social change, especially with supporting women!
Visit our Women’s Activism page to learn more about ways you can support women empowerment in Sacramento. Together, we can create change!