Women's History Month Events Around Rhode Island
Link to original story: Providence Journal
(By Jan Flanagan Journal Staff Writer)
Story by Jan Flanagan, Staff Writer, Providence Journal:
Through March 31
Exhibit. "30 Years of Women's History": University of Rhode Island Providence Campus, 1st and 2nd floor Lobby Galleries, Paff Auditorium, 80 Washington St., Providence. 277-5206; firstname.lastname@example.org. Works in all media by more than 30 notable area female artists. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m., closes Sun, holidays. March 16: Gallery Night Reception, 5-9 p.m. Free.
Performance. "30 Women — 30 Voices": University of Rhode Island Providence Campus, Paff Auditorium, 80 Washington St., Providence. 277-5206; email@example.com. The words and music of more than 30 women who have fought for equal rights, equal pay, voting rights and who have broken glass ceilings. 7:30 p.m. Free.
Women Empowering Women — A Community Forum on Violence Prevention": Providence College, Slavin Center, One Cunningham Square, Providence. Statewide forum held on International Women's Day focuses on the prevention of domestic violence and gun violence. Workshops and resources on advocacy, financial literacy, self-care, teen dating violence prevention, crime-victim compensation and other resources. All welcome, including teens and their parents. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Free. j.tinyurl.com/RIWomen17.
Women's March Rhode Island Rally: Rhode Island State House, Smith Street, Providence. riwomensmarch.com. Celebration in honor of International Women's Day and human rights for all. 1-3 p.m.
MARCH 4-APRIL 1
Exhibit. "The Feminist Opposition": Hera Gallery, 10 High St., Wakefield. 789-1488 heragallery.org. Exploration of contemporary feminism's role in opposition to the cultural and political climate. Wed-Fri 1-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; by appointment.
Rhode Island Pride Goddess Show (18th annual): Aurora, 276 Westminster St., Providence. 272-5723; auroraprovidence.com; prideri.com. Celebration of Women in the Arts. 1-6 p.m. $20 online, $25 door. Doors open at noon.
Presentation. "Young, Female and Farming": Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. 434-2453; eastprovidencelibrary.org. Laura Brown-Lavoie, poet and co-founder of Sidewalk Ends Farm, Seekonk, will talk about how she became a farmer, what the farm is like now and the camp she and her partners established to inspire young girls to farm. 7 p.m. Free.
Dinner March in Solidarity with the International Women's Strike: Meet at at Hera Gallery, 10 High St., Wakefield, for a march down High Street to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, 27 North Rd. Meet at the gallery, 4:30 p.m.; view "The Feminist Opposition" exhibit, 4:30-5 p.m.; sidewalk stroll on High Street, 5-6 p.m.; dinner and information on how to stay active on important issues from South County organizers, 6-7 p.m. All who support women welcome. $5-$10 donation for groups that empower and support women.
Pawtucket's Women's History Month Celebration: Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket. 374-2036; firstname.lastname@example.org. Coffee/registration, 10:30. "Celebrating Women Breaking Barriers Past, Present and Future," 11 a.m. Attendees have opportunity to network, short speaking program, reception, refreshments from local female-owned businesses. Registration encouraged, but not required.
PVD Lady Day Project International Women's Day Celebration: Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket. eventbrite.com/e/pvd-lady-project-international-womens-day-celebration-tickets-32126873343. Appetizers by Delsie Catering, beer and wine by Narragansett Beer and Chloe Wine Collection. 6-8 p.m. Free parking. $15.
MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29
Women's History Month Documentary Film Series: Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, Greenville. 949-3630; yourlibrary.ws. March 8: "Bhutto." March 15: "Alice's Ordinary People." March 22: "Anita — Speaking Truth to Power." March 29: "Why We Laugh — Funny Women." 2 p.m. Free.
"A Revolution of Her Own": North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone St., North Kingstown. 294-3306; nklibrary.org. Judith Kalaora of History at Play gives a living-history portrayal of Deborah Sampson, a farmhand and schoolteacher who enlisted in the 4th Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army in 1782 under the alias Robert Shurtlieff. 2 p.m. Free. Registration.
Women's History Month Keynote Address: Brown University, Salomon Center, De Ciccio Family Auditorium, 29 Waterman St., Providence. 863-1781; events.brown.edu. Margot Lee Shetterly, author of "Hidden Figures" delivers the keynote address for Women's History Month. Books will be available for purchase at the venue and there will be a book signing after the lecture. 6 p.m.
"We Weave, We Strike!": Pawtucket Public Library, Campbell Auditorium, 13 Summer St., Pawtucket. 725-3714; pawtucketlibrary.org. Children learn about female mill workers and participate in a weaving activity. 6 p.m. Free.
— Jan Flanagan