International Women’s Day 2019

International Women's DayInternational Women’s Day is Friday, March 8th and there are events going on around the Bay Area to inspire support and awareness. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter, a call-to-action for gender balance across the world. The International Women’s Day website is the go-to hub and provides detailed information, guidance, and resources.

Here are some other ways you can get involved and read up on Women’s history:

Art + Feminism
Wikipedia needs more Art and Feminism entries, and there is a group to help. Art + Feminism is a campaign that helps people around the world organize in-person gatherings to teach others how to become Wikipedia editors. The groups, usually set up in libraries (with access to plenty of books and other physical citations) contribute updates to Wikipedia entries related to art and feminism. For Bay Area Wiki-wannabes, there are three edit-a-thons coming up in the Bay Area including one in the East Bay:

Thursday, March 14, 10am–4:30pm: Stanford, Bowes Art & Architecture Library
Friday, March 15, 12–4pm: Mills College, F.W. Olin Library
Thursday, March 28, 12–6pm: San Jose State University, King Library

You can read more on this KQED article.

And, here are 8 Quotes for International Women’s Day from our website.

You can learn about five innovations that have advanced women’s rights here.

And, here is a timeline of Milestones in Women’s History
From a plea to a founding father, to the suffragettes, to Title IX, to the first female political figures, women have blazed a steady trail towards equality in the United States.

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