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Sat Mar 7 2009 (Updated 03/17/09) From Art Exhibits to Book Events, International Women's Month in the Bay Area
International Women's Day 2009 International Women's Day was celebrated on Sunday, March 8th with a number of events around the Bay Area. The Stop Violence Against Women: 1 in 3 Art Exhibit included performances on Saturday and Sunday in the Women's Building. On Sunday, March 8th, Code Pink observed IWD with a march across the Golden Gate Bridge at 12pm, followed by a potluck and program in Berkeley. The film "A Single Woman: The Story of Jeannette Rankin" was screened on Sunday in Palo Alto. It is the story of the first woman elected to the United States Congress. Outside of the Bay Area, the RCP and Revolution Books planned to Celebrate Resistance and Internationalism! with a rally and march in Los Angeles in support of women in struggle all over the world, starting at 1pm on Saturday. The march was followed by an RCP-USA Women Hold Up Half the Sky presentation in LA on Sunday.

Women's Month continued on Monday, March 9th with a Consent & Intimate Violence Workshop at 5pm at UC Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz will host an International Women's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 14th at 12pm. On Saturday, March 21st, Vocolot will be amongst the performers at a Women's Earth Alliance Benefit Concert at 8pm in Alameda. On Sunday, March 22nd, the Women's Building will host a 3pm reading and discussion of Diana Block's memoir Arm the Spirit - A Woman's Journey Underground and Back.

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Indybay's Past Coverage of International Women's Day

01/30/15 Legal Group Works to Protect Parks as Traditional Places of Rest, Relaxation and Assembly   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/29/15 Anti-Abortion Forces Bused in to San Francisco Counter-Protested by Pro-Choice Activists   Womyn
01/20/15 Hundreds Protest Approval of Police Attack Vehicle Purchase at City Council Meeting   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/17/15 Cannabis Advocates Send Letters to Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors   Drug War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/16/15 Yellowstone National Park Initiates Bison Capture Operations   Environment & Forest Defense | Animal Liberation
01/16/15 DPR Recommendations Leave Schoolchildren, Rural Communities at Risk from Pesticides   Health, Housing, and Public Services | California
01/14/15 Statewide Tour Urges Governor Brown to Stop Fracking   Environment & Forest Defense | California
01/14/15 Bay Area Pulls Off 96 Hours of Action as Part of National Call to "Reclaim King’s Legacy"   Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | California
01/11/15 Environmentalists Couldn’t Stop the Slaughter at Idaho’s Annual Coyote and Wolf Derby   Environment & Forest Defense | Animal Liberation
01/10/15 Federal Government Releases Eric McDavid After Withholding Documents from Him at Trial   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
01/06/15 Santa Cruz Warming Center Program Provides Warmth and Shelter   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia