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Women’s History Month Calendar 2019

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

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

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

This year we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.

March 5 Women's History Month Proclamation by Fort Collins City Council
5:15-6:00 PM Fort Collins City Hall, 300 Laporte Av. Fort Collins Women's Commissionwww.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 6-9 PM EveryDay Joe's, 144 S. Mason St. FC Zonta Club of Fort Collins, GLOBAL, and Zonta's Legacy Project March 9 Speaker: Linda Ben-Zvi, Professor Emerita, CSU and Tel Aviv University,Linda Ben-Zvi will discuss Susan Glaspell, her works, and the themes that appear in the short parable, Free Laughter, and herplay, 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 Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

March 10 Inheritors A staged reading of the play by Susan Glaspell illustrates how important and vital theatre is to maintaining a free and health society.7:30 pm Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St. FC Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. March 10 "Hands-on History"Kids and caregivers complete a craft or activity related to Fort Collins history. Included with admission.10 am- 1 pm Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Ct. 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- 9 PM Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave. FCVeterans for Peace; Partners for Peace and Dining for Women Information: Sue Ellen Klein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. March 15 Legendary Lady Helen Hunt JacksonMeet 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 Round, 4616 S. Shields St. FC Poudre River Library DistrictInformation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 970- 221-6740 https://www.poudrelibraries.org/#events 

March 19 The Real Cost of Living in Larimer County: The Self Sufficiency Standard of 2018
The income needed to meet the costs of basic needs has increased in all Colorado counties since 2001, and Larimer and Weld counties are at the top of the list. Women, particularly single mothers, experience higher levels of income inadequacy and are more likely to struggle. What steps discuss does the community need to take to help women and their families make ends meet?  5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The Group, 2803 E. Harmony Rd. FCWomen's Foundation of Colorado, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, United Way of Larimer County Information and registration (free) https://www.wfco.org/connect/northern-colorado-self-sufficiency-standard-event

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 the female leaders who—in the face of towering economic, racial, and political opposition—fought for and won American women's right to vote.5:30- 7 pm CSU Student Center Theatre Women and Gender CollaborativeMarch 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 at Council Tree Library. Registration open now.6:30 -8:00PM Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave. FC Poudre River Library District March 30 Hour of CodeLearn the basics of drag and drop coding and explore computer programming. No prior programming experience is needed! For girls ages 8-15.
Registration required and opens 

Mar. 1610:00 AM – noon Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. FC Poudre River Library District

Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 970-221-6740March 30 We Will Rise … Every Word We Utter Art Studio Open House ~Jane DeDecker and Jody Shadduck- McNallyMeet the artist and learn the story behind the creation of the monumental sculpture to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Women's Right to Vote. View early versions of the sculpture and find out how you can support the project to donate the EEWU Monument to Washington, DC to be placed near the Supreme Court. Presentations at 1:15 and 2:15 pm.1- 3 pm 1503 W. 8th St. Loveland Information: www.everywordweutter.com All March Victorian Showcase of 1890s Fashionswith leg o'mutton sleeve dress and other accents /objects to commemorate Colorado's 1893 votes for women. 1-4 PM weekends Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave. FC Information: poudrelandmarks.org 

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