International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day has been recognized for well over a century in celebrations around the world. Our local celebration provides an opportunity for our communities to join with millions across our globe to collectively reflect on the economic, political and social progress women have made both globally and locally.
In addition to celebrating how far women have come, it is also a day to listen, learn and reflect. And while we must acknowledge how much has changed, we also know there is still so much that needs to be done to achieve gender equity and an end to violence against women. Our International Women’s Day celebration is also a call to action: it is an opportunity to link our arms and raise our collective voices to work together to harness the power and strength of women and girls so they can reach their fullest and highest potential.
Our 2019 commemoration will take place on the eve of International Women’s Day. Please join us Thursday evening, March 7, for a screening of the riveting documentary:
Directed by Alexandria Bombach, “On Her Shoulders” documents the persistence of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Yazidi activist Nadia Murad. Watch the trailer here.
Thursday, March 7
Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL
- 5:30 – 6:20 pm: Reception at YWCA Shop for Good, 1107 Central Avenue
- 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Film screening
- 8:00 – 8:20 pm: Talk Back with Heartland Alliance International, Director of Program Development, Liz Drew
- 8:20 – 8:30 pm: Call to Action and Wrap Up
Thanks to the following for their support of this event:
- Northwestern University Women’s Center
- The Woman’s Club of Evanston
- Evanston Women’s History Project
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Evanston-North Shore Alumnae Chapter
- Evanston Public Library
- Family Focus Evanston
- Frances Willard House Museum
- Ivy Pearl Foundation, Inc.
- League of Women Voters of Evanston
- North Shore Chapter of The Links, Inc.
- Northwestern University International Office
Local Women's History Month events you might be interested in
2019 Revue “Singin’ in the Game”
A musical parody performed, directed, written by The Woman’s Club of Evanston members and beneficiary, Girls Play Sports (GPS)
Performance time and dates:
8:00 p.m. on March 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16
The Woman’s Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
($40) are available on Eventbrite.
Women’s History Month Luncheon
Sat, March 9, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wilmette Golf Club, 1088, 3900 Fairway Dr, Wilmette
Tamar Mannaseh, founder of MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings) will be the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon co-sponsored by LWV of Evanston, Glenview/Glencoe, Wilmette, and Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth. Registration details to be announced.
Evanston Women’s History Project Announces March 2018 Events:Celebrating Evanston Women – Past, Present and Future
In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center has a full calendar of events planned for March 2019, in partnership with other Evanston women’s organizations.
On Thursday, March 8th from 9-10 a.m. at the Evanston History Center (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston), there will be a morning celebration of International Women’s Day. Evanston women of all ages are invited to join us for a “Get To Know You” networking event. A light breakfast will be served. This event is free but reservations are suggested at www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events.
Tuesday, March 19th at 7 p.m. at EHC (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston) a screening of the new film A Life Worthwhile: Lorraine H. Morton will take place, followed by brief remarks and reflections. Educator, Alderman and Evanston’s first African American Mayor, Lorraine Hairston Morton served the Evanston Community for over 50 years, guided by a simple statement her father passed down to her: “only a life of service, is a life worthwhile.” The film documents and honors Morton’s remarkable life and career, and is a production of Shorefront Films. Admission is $10 (free for EHC members). Reservations are recommended, go to www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events.