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History of Women ClubsFebruary 2nd - April 1, 2018What started off as social gatherings and book clubs grew during the Progressive Era into a fully grown social movement. Women's clubs, formed by middle-class white women and African Americans, focused on social reform for issues concerning the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as child labour, prison reform, suffrage, education, public health, and temperance.Don't miss public docent tours, March10th and 24th at 2:00 PM
17th Annual Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony
Sunday, March 18th at 2:30 PM17th Annual Women's Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyThe Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception honors women who have positively impacted San Diego County and the people who live here.The six women being inducted into the hall of fame this year are:Activist - Fahari JeffersEmpowerer - Nellie AndradeTrailblazer - Jerrilyn MalanaBridge Builder - Carol JahnkowHistorian - Janice MartinelliSpirit of the Women's Hall of Fame - Dede Alpert
March Events and Programs
Sunday, March 3rd at 9:30 AMLean In Monthly MeetingJoin Lean In San Diego for their monthly meeting. They meet every first Saturday of the month for morning coffee to discuss a number of topics from 'How to deal with difficult people,' to 'Better managing work/life balance,' to 'What was your girl-power moment this month.'
Thursday, March 8th at 5:00 PMInternayional Women's DayEvery year, IWD provides an important occasion to showcase commitment - across genders - to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness and highlight gender parity gains.
Join us and our partner, Women's Empowerment International (WE) to commemorate this day with a #PressForProgress and show your local leadership for global goal #SDG5.
Enjoy a narrated slideshow from WE's recent site visit to Haiti and take part in discovering how we can empower women in Haiti and around the world through local leadership. All are welcome!
Sunday, March 11th at 4:30 PMSecond Sunday Author Series with Niti Sampat-PatelMoon Goddess is an epic novel that spans India, USA and Lebanon. Echoing the structure of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land it chronicles the lives of several generations of women and examines the nature of memory and violence as characters attempt to reconstruct the past. This complex and spell binding saga with intertwining stories of love, loss and subterfuge with both disruptive and healing characteristics; uses myth, quotations, prophecy, fact, and fiction to tell a compelling tale of fate and chance, personal choice and public intrigue. Moon Goddess will enrich the quality of the cultural lives of multiple international communities through Ms. Sampat Patel's knowledge, imagination and writing process where she draws upon stories from diverse and heterogeneous sources and origins from the past and the present to reflect on each other.
Friday, March 16th at 5:30 PMRead Like A Girl - WMC Book ClubRead Like A Girl - WMC Book Club is a book club created by the Women's Museum of California in San Diego, CA. The club reads one feminist book each month.The book for March is The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Saturday, March 17th at 10:30 AMWomen of the Gaslamp... A Walking TourMeet downtown San Diego for "A Walking Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter District" with highlights of the women who lived in the district, women who helped improve the lives of people living in the district, and those women who helped to "clean up" the district. Questions: What role did Lydia Knapp Horton and Dr. Charlotte Baker play in the district? Josie Earp? Clara Shortridge Foltz? Joan Crawford? We also will give a special nod to many of the 93 historic buildings.To RSVP please phone Anne at 858.245.1677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 PMWOSD Free Film NightWomen Occupy San Diego offers a free film screening every 3rd Tuesday each month.Doors Open at 6:30 pmFilm Starts at 7 pm
Wednesday, March 21st at 6:00 PMMonthly NOW MeetingSan Diego NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects.For more information about this event, please email email@example.com or call 818-927-3669.
Saturday, March 24th at 5:30 PMHer Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self-Defense MovementJoin author Wendy Rouse as she discusses her new book, Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self-Defense Movement. The book describes the emergence of a women's self-defense movement paralleling the women's suffrage movement in the early 1900s. In this #MeToo movement of the early twentieth century, first-wave feminists sought to raise awareness about the sexual harassment and violence that women faced on the street, at work, and in the home.Tickets are $5
Thursday, March 29th at 6:00 PMPower of Community ServiceFor the past 21 years, Bob Alden has devoted his life to community service and philanthropy, including the Women's Museum. Bob will share the story of how he started and how his service has inspired him to become more and more involved. He will also provide information on how you can get involved.
Women Events in the Community
Saturday, March 3rd at 4:00 PM"Women Who Made La Jolla"Please join members and friends of the Women's Museum of California for a power-point presentation about the pioneering women of La Jolla. Gary Ferdman, the researcher who compiled the presentation, and Anne Hoiberg share the stories of the women who made La Jolla, e.g., Ellen Browning Scripps, Mabel Bell, Belle Baranceanu, Anna Held!
La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla
Questions: Contact Anne at 858.245.1677 or firstname.lastname@example.org Free!
Wednesday, March 7th at 6:30 PMHistory Talk: Declaration of Sentiments of 1848Anne Hoiberg, a retired Research Psychologist, is a past president of the Women's Museum of California and the author of "The Women of the Gaslamp Quarter."On July 19 and 20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York, 260 women and 40 men gathered at the first women's convention to discuss the state of women's rights in the United State. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions that identified the issues that "troubled" women, such as the right to divorce, to gain custody of their children, to attend college, to vote.Central Library, 830 E Street, San DiegoFree! Questions: Anne at email@example.com
Women's Museum of California2730 Historic Decatur Rd, #103San Diego, 92106619 233-7963 firstname.lastname@example.org
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