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International Women’s Day

International Women's Day graphicInternational 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:

On Her Shoulders posterOn Her Shoulders

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:

Founding Partners
  • Northwestern University Women’s Center
  • The Woman’s Club of Evanston
  • Evanston Women’s History Project
Community Partners
  • 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


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