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City Celebrates Women’s History Month in March

Post Date:March 04, 2019 4:19 PM

whmThe City of West Hollywood will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with a series of events to recognize and honor women and women’s history.

Throughout the month, street pole banners that commemorate famous American women, civil rights leaders, and women’s rights activists will be on display along Santa Monica Boulevard. Existing street pole banners include: Jane Addams; Susan B. Anthony; Elizabeth Blackwell; Ivy Bottini; Rachel Carson; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Bessie Coleman; Midge Costanza; Dolores Huerta; Mother Jones; Coretta Scott King; Mary Lyon; Wilma Mankiller; Mary McLeod Bethune; Patsy Mink; Inez Milholland; Connie Norman; Michelle Obama; Alice Paul; Rosa Parks; Eleanor Roosevelt; Margaret Sanger; Sonia Sotomayor; Elizabeth Stanton; Gloria Steinem; Elizabeth Taylor; Sojourner Truth; Harriet Tubman; U.S. Congressmember Maxine Waters; Oprah Winfrey; and Ida B. Wells.

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day the City of West Hollywood will host the premiere of the new short film Brave Girl Rising on Friday, March 8, 2019 as part of its Human Rights Speakers Series and Women’s Leadership Conference. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The film tells the story of a courageous girl, who was inspired by the magical dreams of her mother and a sisterhood of friends, to succeed in getting the education she deserves, becoming a testament to how hope and love can propel us beyond even the bleakest of circumstances. This powerfully emotional film was written by acclaimed Somali poet Warsan Shire (Beyonce’s Lemonade) and voiced by actors Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You; Men in Black: International) and Golden Globe winner David Oyelowo. Special guest speakers include the film’s director Martha Adams and the Senior Director of Education at the International Rescue Committee, Sarah Smith. Admission is free, but RSVP is requested at www.bravegirlrising.eventbrite.com.

The City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board, will co-sponsor the 3rd Annual Herstory Awards & Reception, which is presented by the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event features toasts and roasts of this year’s honoree Chela Demuir-Cartier, the founder of Unique Woman’s Coalition, for the work the organization is doing to better the community for people from all walks of life. Admission is free; RSVP is requested at www.bit.ly/HERStoryAwards.  Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation.

On Wednesday, March 27, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the 24th Annual West Hollywood Women in Leadership Awards and Reception will take place at the London West Hollywood, located at 1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The awards will honor the achievements of local women in the professional and commercial/industrial business community. The event is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. This year’s honorees are Sherri Franklin, Chief Strategy Officer, Muthatree WeHo; The Honorable Laura Friedman, California State Assemblymember; Annabeth Gish, Actress & Activist; Kamala Lopez, Actress, Activist & Executive Director of Equal Means Equal; and Maya Paley, Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement, National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles. Admission $15. To RSVP, visit www.wila2019.eventbrite.com, email wilrsvp@gmail.com or call (323) 848-6823.

A full schedule of City of West Hollywood events and meetings is available at www.weho.org/calendar.

For more information about Women’s History Month in the City of West Hollywood, please contact Larissa Fooks, the City of West Hollywood’s Community Events Coordinator, at (323) 848-6413 or at lfooks@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. 

Other Related Events of Interest in March 2019:


Women and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin Tuesday, March 5 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Women and Books is a book club that meets on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss books written by women authors. This month features Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin. Women And Books is co‐sponsored by the City of West Hollywood through its Women’s Advisory Board and by the West Hollywood Library. Admission is free, but space is limited so RSVPs are encouraged. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Women In Film Speaker Series: Women in Music and the Screen Industry — Monday, March 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Supported by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, join Women In Film for a panel moderated by music supervisor Tracy McKnight. The discussion will include an analysis of the enormous gender inequality in the industry and the current efforts, through awareness campaigns and resources for support, to increase the inclusion of more women in high profile positions. Admission is $10; Women In Film members are free. To RSVP and for more information, visit www.womeninfilm.z2systems.com/np/clients/womeninfilm/event.jsp?event=119&

Monday, March 25, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

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