5 Things to do during Women’s History Month
It’s already March! Geez! -And March is Women’s History Month! While we all know that women deserve much more than a month of celebration for our endless contributions to society, – Let’s still celebrate.
Originally in 1978, Women’s History Month was first Women’s History Week started by an Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission. At that time Women’s History was a non-existing topic in school curriculums, let alone general public knowledge. Once schools started hearing about Women’s Week that occured in Sonoma County, schools started celebrating the week like rapid fire. Finally in 1987, under President Jimmy Carter, the week expanded into a month-long celebration of Women’s magic, impact, power, hard work, and history.
While we know that women are awesome and should be celebrated beyond these 31 days, they’re some pretty dope events happening this March in honor of Women’s History Month throughout the city. Check out my top 5 things to do during Women’s History Month.
What? Join the Schomburg for a panel discussion about the roles, needs, and contributions of Black women/girls in the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter Movement moment.
When? Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture- 515 Malcolm X Boulevard Harlem, NY 10037
What? The organizer of the Nationwide Women’s Marches that took place in January are now organizing The Day Without A Women (DDWW). Women and allies are encouraged to participate in this day of protest to challenge local communities, the government, and businesses. DDWW is dedicated to highlighting the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to society–while continuously experiencing inequalities/inequities like low wages, discrimination, sexual harassment, and more.
Anyone, anywhere, can join by making Wednesday, March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:
- Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
- Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
- Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
When? Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -All day long
Where? Anyone, Anywhere
What? The Free Black Women’s Library is a traveling, book swap library. Currently, it contains over 600 books written by Black women, and all are available by trade ( a book for a book). In celebration of “Women’s Herstory Month” there will be a discussion about the book “Temple of my Familiar” in honor of brilliant wordsmith, activist, and catalyst for womanist thinking -Alice Walker. Don’t forget to bring a good book written by a Black woman to get a good book written by a Black woman!!
When? Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 12PM-5PM
Where? Weeksville Heritage Center–158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11213
Co$t: Free.99 ( Bring a book by a Black woman to participate in the book swap)
4. Herstory Day
What? Herstory Day is an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City. The Museum of the City of New York has designed a day of activities to honor women throughout New York City who are working today to archive and preserve their own histories. Through quilting, archiving, and art practices it will be a day for history in the making as people will archive their own stories through various practices.
When? Saturday, March 26, 2017 at 11AM-3PM
Where? Museum of the City of New York- 1220 Fifth Ave Harlem, New York 10029
More Info: Click here to see the program for Herstory Day
5. Reductress Presents: Mouth Time Live! with Guest Phoebe Robinson
What? Go be a part of a live taping of Reductress with editors Quenn (Nicole Silverberg) and Dikoda (Rachel Wenitsky) to hear about all things in music, culture, fashion and more. These ladies will be joined by writer, comedian, and actress whom Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire have named one of the top stand-up comedians to watch, Phoebe Robinson. Reductress will give you an earful life advice, debates, laughter, #hashtags and anything else you would want to here during a podcast for women living in 2017.
When? Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8PM
Where? Union Hall- 702 Union Street Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Co$t? $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Enjoy celebrating women,