International Women’s Day! March 8th Calendar

Tomorrow March 8th is International Women’s Day! Read about important moments in Women’s Rights History and this holiday at http://bit.ly/o8U1 . The UN designated theme for this year’s IWD is: “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.”

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If you are in the New York City area like us, here are the local upcoming events on the official International Women’s Day 2011 calendar:

 

Date & time: 08 March 2011 14.00 to 20.00
Event: BETTINA WERNER’S INNOVATIVE SALT ARTWORK COLLECTION- PRIVATE VIEWING
About: Meet Internationally acclaimed artist, BETTINA WERNER, THE SALT QUEEN, learn about her art, her original materials, her mission as an artist and as Founder of The Salt Queen Foundation. A precious opportunity to experience her striking one of a kind salt artwork in her breathtaking Wall Street loft. View the spectacular video of her crowning achievement: Bettina Werner’s 25 Year Retrospective at 7 World Trade Center http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RWn76QLCL8 ***By appointment only*** From March 7th to March 13th Appointments will be first come first serve Hours from 12pm to 8pm R.S.V.P. thesaltqueenfoundation@gmail.com WWW.BETTINA-WERNER.COM Bettina Werner, “The Queen of Salt” is an internationally critically acclaimed artist, who exclusively utilizes SALT as an artistic medium to create her innovative artworks. Her unique work has been exhibited in museums, galleries all over the world
Venue: Bettina Werner’s fabulous loft over looking the New York Stock Exchange, in the heart of the Wall Street Historic District http://bettina-werner.com/sqf/loft-wall-street/, New York City, 10005, New York City
Organization: THE SALT QUEEN FOUNDATION: A 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, its goals include the celebration of artists whose free imagination is uniquely expressed through the use of innovative techniques and unusual materials. http://www.thesaltqueenfoundation.org/
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Date & time: 03 March 2011 12.00
End date: 04 April 2011 8.00
Event: ANOTHER WOMAN’S LIFE: MELANIE REIM’S REPORTAGE DRAWINGS OF WORKING WOMEN
About: Illustrator Melanie Reim documents the women that she meets while traveling through the pages of her ever-present sketchbook.
Venue: Interchurch Center. 475 Riverside Drive at 120th Street, NYC. Opening reception 3/8/11. 5-8pm, New York
Organization: Interchurch Center:
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Date & time: 08 March 2011 9.00 to 11.00
Event: DOWNTOWN ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMEN CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: FOCUS ON GLOBAL MATERNAL HEALTH
About: To celebrate IWD, DEW members will preview 4 short educational video modules and discussion guides pertaining to global maternal health issues created by Every Woman Counts (everymothercounts.org), an organization created to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality.
Venue: The “Hive at 55”, 55 Broad Street, 13th Floor, New York
Organization: Downtown Entrepreneurial Women: Downtown Entrepreneurial Women (DEW) is a group of women who live or work in downtown Manhattan, NY. We juggle careers (many have created small businesses) and personal lives within the unique circumstances provided by the choice to live in New York City. The objective of this group is to build a community of women to encourage and empower each other for success.
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Date & time: 08 March 2011 6.30 to 8.30
Event: CELEBRATION OF INTERNATRIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2011 – A PANEL DISCUSSION
About: March 8th 2011 will mark the 100th celebration of International Women’s Day. Although International Women’s Day (IWD) was not given official recognition by the UN until 1975, during the International Women’s Year, the first IWD was celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. In honor of this day the CIHR will hold an event for the John Jay College Community, that will also be open to the public, and which will observe this historic day. IWD is celebrated to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms require the active participation, equality, and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security. Celebration of this event and a reflection of women’s rights in the global arena are especially important in light of the creation of the new UN body in July 2010–UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The UN designated theme for this year’s IWD is: “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.” Thus, the CIHR will invite speakers that can address this theme and NGOs and UN bodies that deal with these issues. Check the website for more information.
Venue: John Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Avenue New York, Room 630T, NY, 10019, New York, 10019
Organization: The Center for International Human Rights at John Jay College of Criminal Justice: he Center for International Human Rights was established in 2001 with a mandate to study the main challenges to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights norms; analyze and assess the intersections between human rights violations and international crimes; investigate genocide historically and in the contemporary world; and devise educational programs aimed at increasing public awareness of these norms.
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Date & time: 08 March 2011 5.30 to 7.30
Event: THE FIRE THAT IGNITED A MOVEMENT OF WOMEN WORKERS
About: Women’s eNews invites you: hear leading scholars and activists discuss the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, and its impact on worker rights for women and immigrants.
Venue: Hunter College, Hunter West Building 1st Floor Lobby, New York, 10065
Organization: Women’s eNews: Women’s eNews is the definitive source of substantive news–unavailable anywhere else–covering issues of particular concern to women.
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Date & time: 08 March 2011 18.00 to 21.00
Event: CENTRO ALTAGRACIA’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
About: Join the Centro Altagracia in celebrating International Women’s Day by honoring Dominican women who have enriched our community through excellence in their professions.
Venue: Where: 809 Restaurant Bar & Grill, 112 Dyckman Street, NY, NY Ticket Price: $25 (Includes entry to event, access to silent auction, wine and appetizers) , New York, 10032
Organization: Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia: The Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia, is a nonprofit organization established in response to the needs of New York City’s Washington Heights.
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Date & time: 08 March 2011 18.00 to 20.00
Event: WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE CHARITY EVENT BENEFITING NONTRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN (NEW)
About: Cyrus Company and The Women’s Roundtable invite you to a charity event benefiting Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) with special guest, Carole De Saram, internationally-recognized advocate for Women’s Rights. Live and silent auctions. Suggested admission: $100 (minimum $50), tax-deductible. All proceeds go to NEW thanks to our generous sponsors.
Venue: Cyrus Company Showroom, 57 Greene Street (between Spring and Broome), Soho, New York, New York
Organization: Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW): Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future. NEW primarily serves low-income minority women from all five boroughs of New York City
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Date & time: 08 March 2011 8.00 to 9.30
Event: CORPORATE AND NON-PROFIT SECTORS HELPING WOMEN
About: A breakfast and panel to showcase women in the corporate and non-profit sectors leading programs that propel women into active and positive places within households, communities, and the world.
Venue: Asia Society 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street 8:00AM Breakfast – buy tickets at http://asiasociety.org/events-calendar/celebration-international-womens-day, New York, 10021
Organization: Asia Society, Women’s Education Project, TiE: The Asia Society and Museum, Women’s Education Project, and TiE (the Indus Entrepreneurs) are teaming up to host this International Women’s Day event.
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Date & time: 11 March 2011 18.00 to 22.00
Event: SPEED NETWORKING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
About: Meet other young professionals and students at the FXB Action Network’s Speed-Networking Night in celebration of International Women’s Day. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door with a $5 discount for students.100% of ticket sales and 10% of drink sales will benefit FXB International’s programs which help empower single and widowed mothers to care for their children by providing them with the capital, training, and support needed to begin and grow small, sustainable businesses.
Venue: SideBar 181 East 15th St. New York, NY , New York
Organization: FXB Action Network: The FXB Action Network is a group of young professionals in New York City committed to supporting FXB International’s work with families and children living in poverty in Africa, Asia, and Latin America while networking and having fun!
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Date & time: 12 March 2011 20.00 to 22.00
Event: REQUIEM: TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE CENTENNIAL
About: This concert commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The Manhattan Choral Ensemble will perform Duruflé’s Requiem and 4 new works.
Venue: Church of the Incarnation, 209 Madison Ave (corner of 35th and Madison), New York, 10016
Organization: The Manhattan Choral Ensemble: The Manhattan Choral Ensemble is one of the premier volunteer choirs in New York City, performing an historically varied repertoire.
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Date & time: 18 March 2011 19.30
End date: 26 March 2011 15.00
Event: WE ARE, A NEW PLAY PERFORMED IN VIETNAMESE AND ENGLISH THAT TELLS THE STORIES OF VIETNAMESE MAIL ORDER BRIDES AND WOMEN WORKING ABROAD
About: This bilingual production contrasts 5 legendary and modern Vietnamese women who travel abroad for work or marriage
Venue: The West End Theatre, 263 W 86th Street between Broadway and West End Ave, New York, 10026
Organization: Pan Asian Repertory Theatre: Pan Asian is the East Coast’s oldest and largest Asian American theatre company, bringing critically acclaimed productions to audiences since 1977
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Date & time: 08 March 2011 19.00 to 21.00
Event: OXFAM AMERICA HUNGER BANQUET: ENDING HUNGER STARTS WITH WOMEN
About: A Hunger Banquet is a powerful tool for people to experience inequalities of wealth distribution around the world and understand the impact of policy on poverty.
Venue: Mercy Corps Action Center to End World Hunger 6 River Terrace Battery Park City New York NY 10282, New York, NY
Organization: Oxfam Action Corps NYC: The Oxfam Action Corps NYC is a nonpartisan volunteer-based initiative mobilizing public support for policies to end hunger, poverty and social injustice.
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Date & time: 27 March 2011 11.00 to 1.00
Event: OPENING THE WAY: A WOMEN’S HISTORY WALK OF DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN
About: Opening the Way is a women’s history walk that recalls the accomplishments of 21 diverse women leaders among the streets of downtown NYC over the past three centuries. Written by former New York Times editor Betsy Wade and founder of the Columbia Journalism Review James Boylan and sponsored by Women’s eNews, it honors suffragists, abolitionists, journalists, and fierce thinkers who changed both the city and the nation. From the little-known Elizabeth Jennings and Augusta Lewis to the fierce Margaret Sanger and Susan B. Anthony, the tour brings to life both famous and forgotten women and emphasizes their shared experience of overcoming obstacles in a society that, although always improving over time, was consistently unreceptive of their achievements. The walks will be led by Women’s eNews founder and Editor-in-chief Rita Henley Jensen and Women’s History Associate Angela Dallara and last a maximum of two hours. Limited Space only 40 tickets, for availability and more information contact events@womensenews.org
Venue: Women’s eNews HQ, 6 Barclay st, New York , New York, NY
Organization: Women’s enews:
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Date & time: 27 March 2011 1.30 to 4.00
Event: TRIANGLE FIRE: A DOCUMENTARY SCREENING WITH FILMMAKER JAMILA WIGNOT
About: Join Women’s eNews for a screening of “Triangle Fire,” a new PBS documentary by Jamila Wignot, to honor the centennial anniversary of the tragic fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on March 25, 1911. The fire was the biggest workplace disaster in America before 9/11. The film examines the circumstances leading up to the Triangle Fire and its later impact on the nation in the context of labor reform, workers’ rights, and women’s suffrage in the early 1900s. The documentaries director/producer Jamila Wignot will attend the event to introduce the film and share why she chose to make this documentary. As Women’s History Month draws to a close, we hope New Yorkers will feel inspired to keep educating themselves on women’s untold stories. RSVP to Touline at events@womensenews.org.
Venue: Women’s eNews HQ, 6 Barclay st, New York , New York, NY
Organization: Women’s enews:
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Date & time: 03 May 2011 5.30 to 8.00
Event: 21 LEADERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
About: Join us for the 10th Annual Gala benefitting Women’s eNews and honoring our 21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2011, an awe-inspiring, reader-nominated list of individuals dedicated to improving the lives of women. 6pm Cocktail Reception 7pm Dinner & Awards Ceremony Business Attire Reservations & Information Online: http://www.womensenews.org/21Leaders Phone: 212-244-1720 Fax: 212-244-2320 Email: 21Leaders@womensenews.org
Venue: Jumeirah Essex House 160 Central Park South (bet. 6th and 7th Aves.) , New York, NY
Organization: Women’s enews:
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** All the following information was taken from the International Women’s Day website at http://www.internationalwomensday.com/search.asp **