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Celebrate Women's History Month



    Celebrate Women's History Month

    Here is a list of events around the community to help you celebrate Women's History Month!


    Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Mujeres Poderosas: The Legacy of Strong Latinas in Fort Worth
    March 4 - 31
    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

    This interactive exhibit of still photography and audio interviews tells the diverse stories of 12 Latinas who have each demonstrated in their own, unique way what it means to be “strong.” Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

    Girls and Teens of Excellence
    Thursday, March 10
    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Fort Worth Central Library

    An exciting new mentoring program will honor six young women in a kick-off event with Norma Roby. Women of Excellence works in partnership with Fort Worth ISD schools to expose young women to mentors, who exemplify the attributes of positive self-image, respect for self and others, positive life skills, educational achievement, civic responsibility and social etiquette.

    Fort Worth Movies That Matter: A Film Series Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion presents Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
    Thursday, March 10
    7:00 p.m.
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

    This film tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman’s journey from her birth in a paper thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the Twentieth Century. Walker made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple.
    Admission is free, but reservations can be made here.
    All seating is first come, first served -- regardless of reservation -- 15 minutes before the published start time of the program.

    American Association of University Women
    Thursday, March 17
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Fort Worth Central Library

    AAUW offers a presentation which will exemplify their mission of advancing equity for women and girls through addressing educational, social, economic and political issues. Alcon Laboratories retiree Stella Robertson will share her experiences with the company in relation to STEM-focused education.

    She Leads: Women’s Voices in Government
    Saturday, March 26
    2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Fort Worth Central Library

    Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society has an exciting program of interpretive performance followed by a panel discussion honoring women who have pioneered in public service and government, including Dionne Bagsby, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm and Eddie Bernice Johnson. The program will take place from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Hidden Heroines
    Sunday, March 6
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Fort Worth Central Library

    Celebrate Women’s History Month with an interactive look at the contributions of multicultural woman working with U.S. Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Fighting discrimination and the enemy, women served alongside men with little recognition. In addition to disguising themselves as men to fight, women rescued army members behind enemy lines and delivering vital messages to the Patriots.

    Monday, March 7 @ 4:00 p.m. - Riverside
    Wednesday, March 9 @ 4:00 p.m. -  Wedgwood
    Tuesday, March 15 @ 3:00 p.m. - Diamond Hill/Jarvis
    Tuesday, March 22 @ 4:00 p.m.  - Northside
    Tuesday, March 29 @ 4:30 p.m. - Ridglea


    LWV-CC Women's History Month Luncheon
    Collin County Women in Politics will be honored. Hear the stories of Collin County women who have run for office at state and local levels.

    Saturday, March 19, 2016
    11:00 a.m.
    Gleneagles Country Club
    5401 W. Park Blvd.
    Plano, TX 75093

    Shoe Confessions
    every shoe has a story, every woman has both

    Every shoe has a story, every woman has both. Filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell created Sole Sisters after witnessing how a pair of red heels brought her mother relief and joy from pancreatic cancer.

    The play Shoe Confessions is another dimension of the SOLE SISTERS project, exploring the intimate bond between a woman and her shoes. This fashionable tale follows a misunderstood and rarely recognized story of shoes as they evoke poignant, hilarious memories while tracing the chapters of a woman’s life every “step” of the way. The Shoe Confessions women call each other “sole sisters”.

    Cynthia teamed up with director Susan Sargeant and WingSpan Theatre Company to develop the play Shoe Confessions in 2015. After staged readings and workshops, Mondell revamped Shoe Confessions into a one-act play. It was chosen to be one of eight plays featured in the 2015 Festival of Independent Theatres, directed by Sargeant and presented by WingSpan Theatre Co. The cast performed to sold-out audiences and recieved rave reviews while sharing tribulations, triumphs, and dreams.

    For more info, visit www.SoleSistersFilm.com or contact Media Projects, Inc. at 214.826.3863
    Shoe Confessions
    Thursday, March 24
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Eugene McDermott Library
    800 West Campbell Road.
    Richardson, TX 75080


    Mother Goose Time
    Bring your baby to these classes promoting infant and caregiver bonding through stories, songs, and activities. This free story time is for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers.
    Come on out to the South Branch Library for Mother Goose Time! March 15, 2016 @ 9:30 am

    Tuesday, March 15
    9:30 a.m.
    3228 Teasley Ln
    Denton, TX 76210


    2nd Thursday Ladies' Night Out
    Thursday, March 10
    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Every month in downtown Waxahachie with participating merchants.

    Musem Day Live! Inspiring Women and Girls of Color
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Museum joins the Smithsonian Institution for a special edition ofMuseum Day Live!, encouraging all people, and particularly women and girls of color, to explore the Frontiers of Flight Museum as our guest.
    Saturday, March 12
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Frontiers of Flight Museum
    6911 Lemmon Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75209

    A Night With Sophia Loren
    This is a once in a lifetime event with legendary actress and Academy Award®-winner Sophia Loren. Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, the Oscar-winning actress will captivate the audience with an intimate onstage conversation and Q&A.
    Sunday, March 20
    AT&T Performing Arts CenterAT&T Performing Arts Center
    Winspear Opera House
    Dallas, TX
    Sunday, March 20 at 7:30pm

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