March 8 - Celebrate International Women's Day in Cambridge

March 8 - Celebrate International Women's Day in Cambridge

Join the Cambridge Women's Heritage Project at on Monday May 8th, 2010 for a celebration of International Women's Day, Women Fighting for Economic and Social Justice: A Celebration of Margaret Fuller’s Legacy.

Date: Monday March 8th
Time: 5:30 Refreshments; 6:00 Program Begins
Location: City Hall Annex - 344 Broadway, Cambridge, 2nd Floor
Program: The evening’s panel style program will relate Margaret Fuller's activism during the Italian Revolution in the late 1840's with the work of several Cambridge women activists today. Come listen and be inspired by these real life stories:

  • Joan von Mehren - Author, Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller
  • Bishnu Pariyar - Founder, Empowering Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON)
  • Patricia Monte - Executive Director, Centro Presente
  • Christine Low - Co-Director and Co-Founder, Matènwa Community Learning Center, Haiti

Coverage of the event by CCTV NeighborMedia correspondents, ToniBee and Siobhan coming soon...

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. More information at the United Nations web site