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A One-Day Affair

Today is March 9, the day after March 8—International Women's Day.

Yesterday, I was delighted to receive an email from Annie Bergen, the midday host on WQXR, the classical music radio station, announcing: "Today is International Women's Day and WQXR is celebrating. On air, we're a few hours into our Women Composers Marathon—24-hour cornucopia of classical music written by women."

Today, I wondered, what about the day after International Women's Day—March 9? Checking today's play list from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., I counted 80 male composers and 6 female composers!

Clearly WQXR's celebration appears to have been a one-day affair. I raised the issue in an email to Annie Bergen. I'll keep you posted.

The National Women's History Alliance, (formerly the National Women's History Project), has spent decades making women's history more than a one-day affair. Here is a link to the Alliance's 2022 Women's History magazine. In it you will find interesting and informative

articles and my essay, illustrated with my photographs: "Memorials Honoring Women Who Provided Healing and Promoted Hope." (pp.26-30). https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/NWHA-2022-Magazine.pdf




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