Who run the world? Girls. And in honor of Women’s History Month, local businesses and organizations are stepping up to celebrate women here in Somerville and beyond. We’ve rounded up events and other ways you can participate.
Here’s what’s happening in the ‘Ville:
- On March 8—which happens to be International Women’s Day—Creative Somerville Series and Workbar Union will host Breaking Ground: Successful Women in Business. A panel of powerful local ladies will share their stories of smashing stereotypes in a wide range industries. Also, there will be free beer—what’s not to love?
- March 8 also happens to be the day that the organization responsible for the Women’s March has designated as “A Day Without a Woman.” Women around the country are encouraged to take the day off from both paid and unpaid labor, avoid shopping (unless it’s at a woman- or minority-owned small business) and wear red in solidarity.
- In support of A Day Without Women, Juliet will remain open on March 8 to provide a space for women to meet and organize. Free coffee will be served from 12 – 2 p.m. and co-owner, Katrina Jazayeri will lead a discussion on ideas and issues concerning women. In addition, 10% of the entire day’s sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
- Gracie’s Ice Cream will be celebrating its newest art show, That’s What She Said—A Celebration of Women’s Words, created by Mandee Made. Head over to the shop on March 11 to see fabulous female phrases brought to life in Mandee’s bright, neon-y style.
- Those interested in hearing from women who currently hold local offices will get an opportunity to do so on March 21. The Somerville Commission for Women is hosting Celebrate Women’s History Month by Shaping the Future at the Highlander Cafe inside Somerville High School from 6 – 8 p.m.
And here’s a Women’s History Month event worth crossing the river for:
- Head over to the The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston for the International Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism. All genders and identities are welcome to participate. Folks can drop by between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to work on growing the count of female Wikipedia editors and help enrich these Wiki-topics.
Is your business or organization doing something to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women this month? Add your event to this list by submitting it to our online calendar or contacting Kate Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.