Back in 1982, Congress asked the President to claim the week of March 7 as ‘Women’s History Week’. In 1987, Congress passed a law that turned March into ‘Women’s History Month’, dedicated to highlighting the achievements of women and their impact on society and history. Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have issued annual proclamations designating the month as such. To celebrate Women’s History Month, Long Beach has some great events in store.
The 4th Annual Southern California’s only grassroots Women’s Symposium 2020 aims to enhance the quality of life, financial independence, and confidence of women. The Symposium Luncheon is on March 6 at the Long Beach Marriott from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and include a buffet lunch, keynote speakers, award presentation, table talk discussions, educational vendor booths, music, and of course, fun. You are invited to wear purple, the internationally recognized color for women.
Shoreline Village will be holding Female Fridays on the first Friday of every month until August and it starts on March 6. This month’s celebration is titled ‘Tea With Alice’ and is a 90-minute show written and performed by Zoe Nicholson, feminist activist and the Director of Long Beach Suffrage 100.
The Literary Women’s Festival will be held on March 7 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The festival will include various panels by authors, socializing and of course, book browsing, buying and signing.
The Museum of Latin American Art will also be hosting an International Women’s Day Celebration. On Sunday, March 8, the event will run from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Join in on the conversations about the changing roles of women, listen to readings and panels and a performance of La Cueca Sola.
Sofar International Women’s Day event is so secret that attendees won’t even find out the location until the day before! A Sofar event features three acts with no opener or headliner. Each line-up is different, giving guests a unique experience. Please arrive on time on Sunday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.
This year, the Long Beach Convention Center will host Women’s History Month Celebration on Tuesday, March 10. Starting at 4 p.m., this celebration will include live performances, community resource tables, food from local women-owned businesses and motivational speakers. 9 women will be honored for their contributions to the City of Long Beach.
Tell us how you plan on honoring women through the month of March and who your female icon is #lbln! Happy Women’s History Month!
By Casey N. Wilson
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