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Thursday, March 8th is International Women's Day
Thursday, March 8th is International Women's Day - a day on which women on all continents to come together to celebrate their various struggles for equality, justice, and peace. Many events are planned for March 8th in the Bay Area and the Central Valley.
At 5:00pm, the Foreign Affairs Council will host child rights activist Betty Makoni at 827 Valencia Street, Suite 101. Makoni founded Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe, a community based organization that is working to empower over 20,000 girls.
The Women of Color Resource Center will host Speaking Fierce, an evening of art, poetry, music and dance, beginning at 6:30pm at the First Congregational Church's Reidenbach Hall, 2501 Harrison Street in Oakland.
The C.A.F.E. Infoshop at 935 F Street in Fresno will host the Women’s Studies student organization P.O.W.E.R. (People Organized for Women's Empowerment and Representation) and the Femicide Action Committee for "Help Stop Femicide in Juarez," a night of education, networking, refreshments, and fundraising, beginning at 7:00pm.
The Progressive Jewish Alliance will kick off its first annual Sweatshop Awareness Month with a screening of "China Blue", Micha Peled’s documentary that illustrates the lives of young women working in a blue jeans factory in China. The film will be shown at 7pm at the Cerrito Theater, 10070 San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito. A Q&A with the director will follow the screening, as well as a brief update on PJA’s Kosher Clothes Campaign.
Acción Zapatista Davis will be holding an event with "fotos & music & video & dialogue about transnational rebellion & collective visions of (an)other world" at 7:00pm at 105 Olson Hall on the UC Davis campus
In San Francisco, ANSWER will screen the film "Maquilopolis" at 7:30pm at ATA, 992 Valencia Street.
Read more at http://www.indybay.org/womyn