2019 March Womens HX month

March 5, 2019 @ 5:00PM — March 30, 2019 @ 5:00PM

Events Celebrating Women, March 2019

Attend March events to learn the history of women's impact.

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Women's History Month commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history

The United Nations International Women's Day, March 8, theme is #BalanceforBetter

The Women's History Project is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence

Fort Collins women's organizations are celebrating the following by providing a variety of educational events:

~ Participating Women and Community Organizations ~

Women's History Month March 2019

All March Victorian Showcase of 1890s Fashions with leg o'mutton sleeve dress and other accents/objects. 1:00-4:00 PM weekends Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave. FC www.poudrelandmarks.org ~ Free event ~ Donations accepted

March 5 Women's History Month Proclamation by Fort Collins City Council 5:15-6:00 PM Fort Collins City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave. Fort Collins Women's Commission ~ Free Event ~ www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/women-status.php

March 8 "Women Empowering Women" Leadership Forum with Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, founder of G.L.O.B.A.L Justice, LLC 6:00– 9:00 PM Every Day Joe's, 144 S. Mason St. FC Zonta Club of Fort Collins, GLOBAL, and Zonta's Legacy Project ~ Free Event ~

March 9 Speaker: Barbara Fleming Front Range Community College, "Formidable Women of Fort Collins, Part Two," Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is online through the Continuing Education link or by phone. Barbara Fleming is a Coloradoan contributor of the Fort Collins History weekly article. Register Here: https://wcicpd.frontrange.edu/Home.aspx?page=1&category=History&campusID=3&classSearchTxt=&termValue=19S

March 9 Speaker: Linda Ben-Zvi, Professor Emerita, CSU and Tel Aviv University, will discuss Susan Glaspell, her works, and the themes that appear in the short parable, Free Laughter, and her play, Inheritors. Both pieces were written in the 1920's during the Red Scare, marked by the weakening of democratic institutions, curtailment of protest, prosecution and deportation of aliens without due process, and attempts to stifle free speech on university campuses. 7:30 PM Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St. FC ~ Tickets: www.basbleu.org

March 10 Inheritors A staged reading of the play by Susan Glaspell illustrates how important and vital theatre is to maintaining a free/healthy society. 7:30 PM Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St. FC ~ Tickets: www.basbleu.org

March 10 " Hands on History" Kids and caregivers complete a craft or activity related to Fort Collins history. ~ Included with admission~ 10 AM-1:00 PM FC Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Ct. FC

March 15 Women as Peacemakers Film and discussion of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" The award winning film chronicles the remarkable story of the Christian and Muslim women of Liberia who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. It's one of a series by Abigail Disney entitled "Women, War and Peace" which looks at war through women's eyes. 7:00-9:00 PM Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave., FC Veterans for Peace; Partners for Peace and Dining for Women Sue Ellen Klein seklein4@gmail.com ~ Free Event ~

March 15 Legendary Lady Hunt Jackson Meet a poet and Indian rights activist who drew attention to the conditions that native Americans were experiencing through her two books "Ramona" and "The Indian's Plight." Portrayed by Doris McCraw, author, speaker, and historian who specializes in Colorado and women's history. 7:00-8:00 PM Harmony Library 4616 S. Shields St. FC Poudre River Library District Jewels Hall 970-221-6740 ~ Free Event ~

March 19 The Real Cost of Living in Larimer County: The Self Sufficiency Standard of 2018. The income needed to meet the cost of basic needs has increased in all Colorado counties since 2001. What steps does the community need to take to help women and their families make ends meet? 5:30-7:00PM The Group, 2803 E. Harmony Rd. FC Women's Foundation of Colorado, CO Center on Law and Policy, United Way of Larimer County ~ www.wfco.org/connect/northern-colorado-self-suffie... ~ Free Event ~ Reservations requested.

March 26 Speaker Elaine Weiss, author of "The Women's Hour" At the heart of democracy lies the ballot box, and Elaine Weiss's unforgettable book tells the story of female leaders who—in the face of towering economic, racial, and political opposition—fought for and won America women's right to vote. 5:30-7:00 PM CSU Student Center Theatre, CSU The Women and Gender Collaborative and Old Firehouse Books ~ Free Event ~

March 29 Book discussion for girls—women "The Birchbark House" by Louise Erdrich. Complimentary pizza dinner. Registered pairs may pick up a free copy of the book and register at Council tree Library. 6:30-8:00 PM Council Tree Library, 273 Council Tree Ave. FC Poudre River Library District

March 30 Hour of Code Learn the basics of drag and drop coding and explore computer programming. No prior experience needed. Girls age 8-15. Registration required, opens March 16th. 10:00AM-noon Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. Poudre River Library District Kristen Draper 970-221-6740

March 30 We Will Rise...Every Word We Utter Art Studio Open House ~Shadduck-McNally Learn the story behind the creation of this sculpture to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Women's Right to Vote. Learn how you can support this sculpture to be placed in Washington, DC near the Supreme Court. 1503 W. 8th St. Loveland ~Free Presentations 1:15 PM & 2:15 PM www.everywordweutter.com

March 30 Zonta Club of Fort Collins ~ Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins ~ Rise: Women's Music Concert. Join us to learn about 48 women selected for recognition in the first historic public art exhibit recognizing women's accomplishments. Family event. We honor all creative women changing the world on SWAN Day. Saturday, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E Stuart St, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Tickets: www.RiseWomensMusicCelebration.info Learn more at www.LivingHerLegacy.org

Donations to art exhibit appreciated at event or visit here www.HerLegacyFCdonate.org

Thank you to all of our community members for attending these events.

We thank all of the participating organizations and women for bringing these educational events to our community.

In honor of Women's History Month, in 2016, YouTube partnered with the United Nations to highlight several trailblazers throughout history in hopes of inspiring female users on the site to create empowering content.

The clip called "100 Years of Incredible Women" has seven famous YouTubers channeling seven incredible women, including Katharine Hepburn, Madam C.J. Walker and Amelia Earhart.

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