Women's History Month 2019Feb 28, 2019 10:00AM ● By WLMagazine
[one_half]Women Only Open Forge - Blacksmithing
Saturday, March 2, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Join Blandford Nature Center for a women’s only open forge and learn the art and craft of metalsmithing.
Sunday Classical Concert Series: A Decade of Celebrating Women Composers
Sunday, March 3, 2 pm - 3 pm. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW
Celebrate accomplished women composers throughout the years at the Sunday Classical Concert Series at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
An Army of Women
Monday, March 4 - Saturday, March 30. Ferris State University, Fine Art Gallery, University Center 205, 805 Campus Drive, University Center Building
These works of art entitled, “An Army of Women” portrays women as the strong, intelligent and courageous beings they are. These paintings are meant to call out the visibility and enormous value of capable women everywhere.Girl Rising
Friday, March 8, 7:00 pm. Celebration! Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Dr NE
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Sow Hope is hosting a screening of the documentary Girl Rising which features the stories of young girls living in the developing world, striving to achieve their dreams in insurmountable circumstances.
Drop-In Tour: Women in Art
Friday, March 8, 1 pm - 2 pm. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a special tour exploring female representation in Grand Rapids Art Museum’s art collection.
Drop-In Sketching Tour: Women in Art
Saturday, March 9, 1 pm - 2 pm. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a special tour exploring female representation in Grand Rapids Art Museum’s art collection.[/one_half]
[one_half_last]International Women’s Day Friday, March 8, 8:30 am- 4pm. DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave NW.
West Michigan women are coming together to celebrate our region as a great place to have a career and be supported by companies that support women. This year’s hosts are Amway, Inforum, Meijer and Wolverine Worldwide with three guest speakers and four breakout sessions. Registration is $150 at inforummichigan.org.
Thursday, March 14, 6:00 pm. Peter Wege Auditorium, 341 Ellsworth Ave SW
Celebrate women behind the camera in LunaFest 2019, a film festival for women, by women.
Feminism Today with Jessica Valenti, Renowned Feminist Author and Journalist Wednesday, March 20, 7 pm. Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE
Jessica Valenti has led the national conversation on modern feminism for more than a decade. A New York Times best-selling author of five books and a columnist at the Guardian US, she has also been widely credited with sparking the online wave of the women’s movement. Valenti’s “The Purity Myth” was made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation, and “Yes Means Yes” inspired sexual assault legislation of the same name across the country and on campuses.
Saturday, March 23, 7:00 pm, Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave SW
Enjoy inspiring speakers and stellar musicians at this annual celebration of women.
Celebrating Women Awards
Wednesday, March 27, 3 pm. Grand River Room at Kirkhoff, 10670 S Campus Dr, Allendale
Each year the Women’s Commission in conjunction with The Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Positive Black Women recognizes men and women from the Grand Valley State University community who have made an impact on the lives of women.
Sunday, March 31, 11 am - 2 pm. University Center 202A, 805 Campus Dr, Big Rapids
Hear from keynote speakers, attend a luncheon and learn more about Women’s History month.[/one_half_last]