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The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of virtual programs and events that honor women’s past and present achievements, including a virtual spring day camp exploring the scientific contributions of women scientists.
Several events will explore a range of topics that address women’s suffrage and their ever-changing role in society, presented in tandem with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County exhibition “Rise Up LA: A Century of Votes for Women.”
Highlights will include a discussion on the influence of power dressing, an interview-based virtual performance and a special livestream conversation between Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and NHMLAC President and Director Lori Bettison-Varga. They will discuss the significance of the 2020 election, which resulted in the historic election of Kamala Harris – the country’s first woman and person of color as vice president – and the first-ever all-woman county board of supervisors, as well as their own journeys as leaders.
“Rise Up LA: Our Stories, Our Voices,” the interview-based virtual performance based on conversations between Jenny Bokoch Gillett of the NHMLAC’s Performing Arts program and six of the women interviewed for the Rise Up Los Angeles Oral Stories Project will be held on March 23 at 6 p.m. The discussion with Mitchell and Bettison-Varga will be held March 25 at 7 p.m.
For the full list of events and to RSVP, visit nhmlac.org.
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