womens history month

Human Relations Commission Accepting Award Nominations & Scholarship Applications for Women's History Month

women s history month
UPDATE:  The Hopkinsville-Christian County Human Relations Commission reminds you that there is still time to nominate a woman for the Fannie Bronson Postell Woman of the Year award and to submit an application for the Women Educating Women Scholarship. Deadline to nominate or apply is extended to Monday, March 19 at 4:30pm.

The Hopkinsville-Christian County Human Relations Commission invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month with us during the month of March. The national theme “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” pays tribute to women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls.

The month-long observance features programs and events that celebrate the role of women in our nation and in our community and will culminate with the presentation of the Fannie Bronson Postell Woman of the Year Award and the Women Educating Women Scholarship to a local student at the Women’s History Month Celebration on Thursday, March 29, 2018. All events are free and open to the public. A full calendar of events is below.

Do you know a fabulous woman who deserves to be recognized as Woman of the Year? Or a student who could use financial assistance with her postsecondary education? Then don’t miss this opportunity!

  • Fannie Bronson Postell Woman of the Year Award - The community is encouraged to nominate a woman or group of women in our area who, through current or recent efforts, makes a positive impact on our community. Nomination forms and details on the award are available online here or by calling 270-887-4010.
  • Women Educating Women Scholarship - This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Christian County who is pursuing her postsecondary education. The scholarship is made possible thanks to the generous donations received through the “Give $10, Ask 10” campaign. The application and information on how you may support the scholarship may also be accessed online here or by calling 270-887-4010.
  • Scholarship Fund Campaign – The “Give $10, Ask 10” fundraising campaign for the Women Educating Women Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity to help a woman in Christian County. All of the funds raised are given in local scholarship awards. Donors are asked to give a minimum of $10 and to ask 10 friends or colleagues to do the same.  Donations can be mailed or made in person at the Human Relations Commission office (715 S. Virginia Street). You can make your donation to the “Give $10, Ask 10” scholarship fund year-round.
The deadline for award nominations and scholarship applications is March 19, 2018.

Women’s History Month
Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Kentucky Chautauqua Performer, Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 9:30AM:

The Friends of the Library, in partnership with the Human Relations Commission and the Museums of Hopkinsville, introduce Nancy Green. Born into slavery, Green became one of the first prosperous African American women in the U.S. Portrayed by Debra Faulk, Ms. Green played the role of “Aunt Jemima” and gained financial independence that few women experienced at the time. This program is provided by the Kentucky Humanities Council and brings to life people from Kentucky’s past. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

International Women’s Day and Proclamation Signing, Hopkinsville Municipal Center, 5:30PM:

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #PressforProgress. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Downtown Stroll, Sip, & Shop, Downtown Hopkinsville, 4-7PM:

Women are entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders in this community. Stroll, shop, and support local women who work every day to make this community a better place. Refreshments and special offers available at individual locations. A list of participating locations coming soon to www.hoptown.org/HRC. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

History on Tap: Women of Our Past, Hopkinsville Brewing Company, 6:30PM:

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County and Hopkinsville Brewing Company invite all to the brewery for a presentation on local women and the impact they have made on our community. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Women’s History Month Celebration, Hopkinsville Community College Auditorium, 5:30PM:

This event will conclude our Women’s History Month events and will feature “She Talks,” a conversational, panel-style discussion with local women who have persisted to achieve great things for this community. In addition, the committee will announce the 2018 recipients of the Fannie Bronson Postell Woman of the Year Award and the Women Educating Women Scholarship and winners of the Friends of the Library Speech Contest will present their orations. 

Tune into WHOP, Lite 98.7 to hear “Profiles in Local Women’s History.” The series will run through the month of March and will feature stories of women who have made a positive impact in our community.

For more information on all Human Relations events, please visit the website www.hoptown.org/HRC or call 270-887-4010.