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Celebrating Women's History Month

Posted On Mar 16, 2021, 12:33 PM by Lee Turkovich
This month we celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture and society through  Women's History Month and International Women's Day.

Many countries around the world celebrate the holiday with demonstrations, educational initiatives and customs. The United Nations has sponsored International Women’s Day since 1975, and cited the following reasons as to why it was created: “To recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.”

We're proud to have presented so many incredibly talented women who bring their wonderful works of art to our stages and education and community engagement programs.

Here are some ways you can celebrate this month: 

• #ChooseToChallenge and show your support on social. This year’s official International Women’s Day Theme is #ChooseToChallenge. This is a call-to-action to challenge the status quo by raising awareness against bias, celebrating women’s achievement and taking action for equality.
• Involve men and people who identify beyond the gender binary in the conversation and celebration.
• Advocate for gender equality in the workplace.
• Host or attend an online panel.
• Set up a virtual coffee date with a woman in your network.
• Start a book club with colleagues or friends, focusing on education on women’s issues, empowerment and achievements.
• Support women-owned businesses.
• Host a film screening.
• Donate to charity.
• Spin tunes by and support female artists
• Acknowledge the amazing women in your life. 
• Purchase tickets to female artists performances. art shows, and others. 


For lists of ideas of panels to attend, books to read, films to watch and more, visit the following here.

More virtual events can be found here.