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 Commission
 
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: 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 and health society.
7:30 pm   Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St. FC  Information: 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 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. FC
Veterans for Peace; Partners for Peace and Dining for Women
 Information: Sue Ellen Klein [email protected]
 
March 15   Legendary Lady Helen 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 Round, 4616 S. Shields St. FC Poudre River Library District
Information: Jewels Hall  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.  FC
Women’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 Collaborative
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 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 Code
Learn 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. 16
10:00 AM – noon    Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St. FC  Poudre River Library District
Information: Kristen Draper 970-221-6740
March 30   We Will Rise … Every Word We Utter 
Art Studio Open House ~Jane DeDecker and Jody Shadduck- McNally
Meet 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 Fashions
with 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