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Women's History Month

March is officially Women’s History Month, but why not celebrate it all year? Check your local listings for specific locations and times.

General Web sites

ALAI Mujeres Spanish-language site provides news about women in Latin America, emphasizing social activism

American Women Collection from the Library of Congress that highlights women’s history and culture in the U.S.

Amnesty International

Ancestry.com The go-to site to find African American ancestry records

Biographies of Notable Women

Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Women & Information Technology

Equality Now

Empowerment4Women Facing Feminism: Feminists I Know Join feminists from around the world by contributing a photo and text to express your feminism in this online exhibition by Annette Marie Hyder

Global Fund for Women

Independent Women’s Forum

International Women’s Day (March 8th) Celebrated internationally, the theme of 2007 is “Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls.” Check out their list of global events.

International Museum of Women “Imagining Ourselves” A Global Generation of Women Online exhibit, series of global events, and book. Join the conversation.

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Les Penelopes Global site with events, reports, and resources for women.

National Women’s History Project The theme for National Women’s History Month, March 2007, is “Generations of Women Moving History Forward.” Check out the 2007 honorees or learn how to promote women’s history in your own community.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Organization for Women (NOW)

National Research Center for Women & Families

National Women’s Law Center National Women’s Political Caucus Grassroots organization focused on U.S. women’s participation in the political process and creating equality for all women

NARAL Women’s Pro-Choice America

Polaris Project Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

Same-Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature

SearchMothers Community, Resources, and Insights for Mothers

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day It is celebrated every fourth Thursday in April. This year it is on April 26th.

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Check out the Commission on the Status of Women 2007. See also the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Women Against Rape Black Women’s Rape Action Project & Women Against Rape

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

U.S. Events, Celebrations, Lectures, Exhibits

Note: For global events, check out International Women’s Day (March 8th) online.

ALABAMA

Birmingham


International Women’s Day Seminar Human Trafficking and Women’s Impact on Politics: luncheon featuring the Women of Consequence Awards to Meda Mladek and Soon-Bok Sellers; featured speaker Alabama Chief Justice, Sue Bell Cobb Harbert Center March 8th 7:30 a.m.

ALASKA

Homer


Kachemak Bay East Campus “Women and Islam in the Middle East” Featuring lectures by Glenna Holtby and Karen Button, free admission March 8th 6–8 p.m.

Homer Theatre: “Lunafest” Films by, for, and about women March 11th and 18th 1 p.m. Ongoing.

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles


The IMPROV on Melrose Warriors Against Aids Awareness Concert & Comic Relief Jam Celebrate National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness. This is a Red Nation celebration in collaboration with UNITED AMERICAN INDIAN INVOLVEMENT& RED CIRCLE PROJECT. For more information go to rednation, a nonprofit founded by Joanelle Romero. March 23, 2007

The Moral Museum: Selections from the Bick Archive (Cindy Smith) Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design Multi-media installation by New York artist, Cindy Smith, begins with a critical examination of Frank Capra’s classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), and ends on the history of women’s rights in America. Through March 31, 2007

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980–2006 Fifty artists featured. Curator: Dextra Frankel. February 25–April 15, 2007

MoCA WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution Comprehensive historical exhibition on international origins and legacy of feminist art. March 4–July 16, 2007

Oakland

Women of Color Resource Center First Congregational Church Speaking Fierce: An Evening of Art, Poetry, Music, and Dance March 8th, 6:30 p.m.

San Francisco

Amnesty International’s Sagan Award Ceremony Location and time TBA Mother Jones magazine joins Amnesty International in recognizing women working to protect the liberty and lives of women and children. For updates, see “events” at Mother Jones March 28, 2007

COLORADO

Denver


Denver Museum of Art Traveling Exhibition: The Quilts of Gee’s Bend April 13, 2007–July 6, 2008

GEORGIA

Atlanta


Emory University Jones Room of Woodruff Library Keynote Event: “Solitude of Self: A Reading and Celebration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” with Vivian Gornick and Jan Freeman. The keynote address is named for the speech the suffragist considered her most important achievement. March 7th 7:30 p.m.

Also at Emory:

The Tenth-Annual National Black Herstory Conference and Awards Banquet: “Multiculturalism: Understanding Diverse Cultures, Relationships, and Traditions,” keynote address by Stedman Graham. 7 p.m. Emory Conference Center, Emory University For more information, visit Blackherstory. Through March 31, 2007

“No More Early Exits: Women Respond to the ABA,” a one-day conference examining why women of color are vanishing from large law firms in the United States. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law March 31st

ILLINOIS

Chicago


Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

INDIANA

Indianapolis


Indianapolis Museum of Art “Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything Is Separated by Water” February 25–June 3, 2007

KANSAS

Manhattan


Kansas State University Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art “Paths to the Press: Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910–1960” Survey of more than one hundred women printmakers during the first half of the 20th century Through December 16, 2007

KENTUCKY

Louisville


Celebrate International Women’s Day: Louisville Featuring women’s voices: musicians, dancers, artists, and a traveling community-building project Americana Community Center March 8th

MARYLAND

Glen Echo


Clara Barton National Historic Site Founder of the American Red Cross

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston


Boston Women’s Heritage Trail Nonprofit membership organization dedicated to weaving the lives and work of women back into the story of the city of Boston. For more information, call (617) 522-2872

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Shapiro Celebrity Lectures “Art and Architecture” Maya Lin, architect, sculptor, and designer discusses her current and past work TTY: (617) 369-3393 March 14, 2007

WITI Women and Technology EAST The Women’s Congress Boston Convention & Exhibition Center A two-day professional conference that includes speakers and more than 350 exhibits March 29–30, 2007

Worcester

Worcester Art Museum “Martha Rosler: Bringing the War Home” April 21–August 19, 2007

NEW JERSEY

Jersey City


New Jersey City University The Visual Arts Gallery “Home Girls” New York and New Jersey emerging female artists reflect on childhood, family, domesticity, and the home through paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and video February 26–March 30, 2007

Jersey City Museum “The Feminine Mystique” Artists take up issues from Betty Friedan’s 1963 book as well as current issues women face September 19, 2007–January 27, 2008

Princeton

Princeton University Bernstein Gallery at Woodrow Wilson School “Alive with Alzheimer’s” Photography exhibit by Cathy Stein Greenblatt, professor of sociology at Rutgers. Through photo-essays, she explores long-time care and end-of-life care for the elderly. Through March 10th

NEW YORK

Brooklyn


Brooklyn Museum of Art The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Large-scale international survey of contemporary women’s art celebrates the opening of the Sackler Center and includes Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. Also on display (through September 2nd) will be Pharaohs, Queens & Goddesses.

Bronxville

Sarah Lawrence College Pillow Room “What Kind of Liberation? Iraqi Women Between Dictatorship, Sanctions, War, and Occupation” April 5th, 5:30 p.m.

Also at Sarah Lawrence College: “What Does it Mean to be Fat in the Context of an Obesity Epidemic?” Slonim Living Room April 5th, 5:30 p.m.

Hyde Park

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Manhattan

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture The Center celebrates Women’s History Month with its annual Women’s Jazz Festival

Also at Schomburg: Staged Reading: The Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center and the Classical Theatre of Harlem present Retrospect by Dominique Morisseau. For more information, visit www.fdcac.org or call (212) 864-3375. March 21, 2007 7 p.m.

92nd Street Y Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Kaufmann Concert Hall “Alice Walker in Conversation with Gloria Steinem” May 22, 2007

World Vision World Vision–New York hosts a Global Dinner to connect New York City women with the women and girls of Santo Domingo, and honor the Dominican Republic’s traditions, music, and history. This International Women’s Day, they celebrate New York’s Sister City, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Learn more about being a sister to a child in need by helping vulnerable girls and children in the Dominican Republic. 81 Greene Street March 8, 6 p.m.

New Rochelle

College of New Rochelle Romita Auditorium 2007 Dowell Lecture “Having Their Say: Strong Voices from the Marginalized Majority” Oral historian, Amy Hill Hearth, New York Times bestselling author and reporter who broke the Delany Sisters story. Free and open to the public. March 8th

Queens

St. John’s University Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery “From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then & Now” Explores a broad range of feminist art February 22–April 21, 2007

Seneca Falls

Women’s Rights National Historic Park Birthplace of First Women’s Rights Convention and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

White Plains

Women’s Health Forum: Take Action Event is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Muslim Women’s Association (AMWA) RSVP: (914) 219-5098 or (914) 397-8827 Crowne Plaza March 18th, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

OHIO

Cincinnati


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Columbus

Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition Quilt exhibition The King Arts Complex February 8–March 31, 2007

PENNSYLVANIA

Indiana


Indiana University of Pennsylvania As part of International Women’s Day, IU’s Women’s Studies Program presents Dr. Nafis Sadik, former executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with the rank of Under-Secretary-General, from 1987 through 2000. For more information, call (724) 357-4753 March 8, 2007

Philadelphia

The Domestication of Women: A Housewares Party in Two Acts Walnut Street Theatre–Studio 5 Presented by Straw Flower Productions (215) 551-3376 March 22–April 7, 2007

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Cinematheque: Scene Not Heard: Women in Philadelphia Hip-Hop March 7th

“The Ladies of the Hill: Commemorating Women’s History Month” Laurel Hill Cemetery: The Underground Museum March 24th

Pittsburgh

Women’s History Month Short Film Showcase The local chapter of Women in Film & Media presents a collection of nine award-winning short films by today’s best female filmmakers (412) 973-9799 March 8

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Smithsonian Institution Check out “Women’s History Month” for a complete listing of events in and around Washington, D.C.

Two Hundred Years of Black Paper Dolls The Anacostia Community Museum Through April 29, 2007

WISCONSIN

Madison


Women’s Health Day of Action: Voices of Strength Planned Parenthood Advocates’ Women’s Health Day of Action & Lobby Day Monona Terrace, 9–6 p.m.

Film and Television Listings Check local listings.

HBO

• “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.” Spike Lee’s documentary on Hurricane Katrina

Ithuteng (Never Stop Learning)

Thin. Women and eating disorders

Queen Latifah Life Support  

PBS

Independent Lens—“China Blue.” An inside look at women and sweatshops in China. April 3, 2007

Independent Lens—“La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul.” Legendary Afro-Cuban pop singer Lupe Victoria Yoli. June 5, 2007

• “Suze Orman” Financial expert and author of Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny

• “Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Menopause and Beyond: New Wisdom for Women.” March 12th

Place of Our Own: “Autism.” March 8th

Place of Our Own: “Coping With Traumatic Events.” How to help children deal with traumatic events like moving or divorce. March 13th

Frontline: “The Last Abortion Clinic.” View it online at ww.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/clinic/view

PBS Encore Presentations:

American Experience: “Eyes on the Prize”

American Experience: “Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution”

• “Fannie Lou Hamer: Courage and Faith”

Point of View: “Chisholm ‘72—Unbought & Unbossed”

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