Additional information is available on the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women website. Digital copies of the Women's History Month posters and recent printed materials are available for viewing at UNF Digital Commons.
The collection complements the Papers of the Women's Public Leadership Consortium, an earlier women's group in Jacksonville, whose purpose was to develop innovative programs for political education and to encourage women's political and public leadership.
The Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women was established as an advisory commission on May 30, 1972. It was upgraded to full commission status in 1982. The Commission is comprised of 25 members appointed by the Mayor to three-year terms. Their stated purpose is "to develop a public consciousness of the talents of women, regardless of race, color or creed, as equal partners in the private, business and civic community; to encourage women to become actively involved in matters pertaining to the community; to work toward utilization of capable women in roles of leadership; and to serve as a source of information for women on legal and human rights, economic equality, health and discrimination."
Each year, as part of Women's History Month, an annual Breakfast is held in March where the Women's History Month poster honorees are presented. Poster nominees meet the following criteria:
A complete list of past honorees is available on the Commission website. Digital copies of the posters and recent printed materials are available for viewing at UNF Digital Commons. Other Commission projects include an Equal Pay Day Luncheon held every April, the publication of women's resources information, support of women's health programs, career mentoring of young women, and workshops and networking events for women.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection:
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