The globe lanterns over Santa Monica Boulevard will illuminate in purple and gold from Sunday, March 5, 2023 to Wednesday, March 22, 2023 as the City of West Hollywood will observe National Women’s History Month in March with a number of online events in order to acknowledge and respect women and women’s history.
The City of West Hollywood will celebrate National Women’s History Month in March with a series of virtual events to recognize and honor women and women’s history. From Sunday, March 5, 2023 through Wednesday, March 22, 2023, the globe lanterns above Santa Monica Boulevard will glow in purple and gold. Throughout the month, a series of streetlamp banners that commemorate famous American women, civil rights leaders, and women’s rights activists will be on display along Santa Monica Boulevard. The City’s featured streetlamp banners will include: Gail Abarbanel; Maya Angelou; Ivy Bottini; Rachel Carson; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Midge Costanza; Marion Wright Edelman; Alicia Garza; Barbara Gittings; Dolores Huerta; Coretta Scott King; Wilma Mankiller; Michaela Mendelsohn; Patsy Mink; Connie Norman; Michelle Obama; Rosa Parks; Sonia Sotomayor; Gloria Steinem; Elizabeth Taylor; and Oprah Winfrey; among others.
National Women’s History Month will officially kick-off with the unveiling of two new women’s history month streetlamp banners honoring local community leaders: Nadia Sutton, founder of PAWS/LA, and, in memoriam, Ruth Williams, who was a neighborhood advocate who was involved in the City as early as its founding, and who served on the City’s Public Safety Commission for many years; Williams passed away in 2022. The streetlamp banners presentation will take place at the regular meeting of the West Hollywood City Council on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Attendance is free; no RSVP is required. Limited validated parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure.