The city of West Hollywood will celebrate National Women’s History Month in March with a series of virtual events to recognize and honor women.
Throughout the month, a series of street lamp pole banners that commemorate famous American women, civil rights leaders and women’s rights activists will be on display along Santa Monica Boulevard.
Two new women’s history month street lamp pole banners honor Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network; and business leader and activist Michaela Mendelsohn, CEO, founder and board chair of Trans Can Work.
Additional banners will honor pioneering lesbian and feminist activist Ivy Bottini, who died on Feb. 25 at the age of 94, as well as Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell, Rachel Carson, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bessie Coleman, Midge Costanza, Jane Fonda, Barbara Gittings, Dolores Huerta, Mother Jones, Coretta Scott King, Wilma Mankiller, Mary McLeod Bethune, Patsy Mink, Connie Norman, Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Sonia Sotomayor, Gloria Steinem, Elizabeth Taylor and Harriet Tubman.
A series of virtual events honoring women will also be held throughout March. MashUp Contemporary Dance Company will present the 5th annual International Women’s Day Dance Festival from Friday, March 5, through Monday, March 8. The festival will feature free dance classes, panels and a choreographers’ showcase.
For information and to register, visit bit.ly/2MRxLpU.
The city of West Hollywood and its Russian Advisory Board will present an online International Women’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. Enjoy stories about inspiring women written by community members and read by professional actors.
To view, visit youtube.com/wehotv.
“WeHo Reads: In Your Face – Womxn Writing Truth” will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 17, from 6. to 7:30 p.m. The reading and discussion featuring Myriam Gurba and Randa Jarrar will celebrate the release of Randa’s new memoir “Love is an Ex-Country.” For information and to RSVP, visit weho.org/wehoreads.
Join a dynamic group of lesbians discussing their written works on Thursday, March 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. “Reviving the Revolution: Empowered Lesbians and Queer Women of Color Read and Discuss Their Written Works” will be moderated by Suzette Zazueta and will feature Jewelle Gomez, C.B. Lee, Vero’nica Reyes and Alicia Vogl Saenz.
To register, visit zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoc-2hrzsvG9NwIHPrEGSb8Qr7lZwHSQFZ.
On Friday, March 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., the city will celebrate the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a virtual panel discussion about her legacy. Admission is free.
For information, visit www.wehorbgday.eventbrite.com.
The city of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board will also co-sponsor an Equal Rights Amendment panel discussion presented with the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women on Saturday, March 20, at noon. Admission is free.
For information, call (323)596-7389, or email email@example.com.
The West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board and Women’s Advisory Board will host two virtual screenings of “The TransVagina Diaries” by Lindsey Deaton on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
For tickets and information, visit transvaginadiaries2021.eventbrite.com.
Women’s History Month in West Hollywood concludes on Wednesday, March 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the 25th Annual West Hollywood Women in Leadership Awards and Reception, a virtual celebration. This year’s honorees are Katie Brightside, artist/designer and creative director for Welcome to the Brightside Agency; Emiliana Guereca, founder of Women’s March Los Angeles and president of Women’s March Foundation; Silvia Salguero, mental health therapist and former city of West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board member; and Fran Solomon, community leader and former city staff member. The suggested donation is $25 and benefits the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles.
For information and tickets, visit wehowila2021.eventbrite.com.
A full schedule of City of West Hollywood events and meetings is available at weho.org/calendar.
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