Cambridge Women's Commission celebrates Women's History Month and International Women's Day!
From: Shield, Emily (
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 08:29:04 -0800 (PST)

Please join us for some wonderful, fascinating, fun, and engaging Women’s History Month and Intentional Women’s Day events in and around Cambridge. Feel free to share with your friends and colleagues.  We look forward to seeing you there!




Kimberly Sansoucy and Emily Shield

Cambridge Women’s Commission


March 2

From March to Action: How to interweave and intersect the women’s movement with other movements to create the world we envision

7pm   City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Cambridge


Please join Mary Wallace, co- founder of the Boston Women’s March, and Janet Santos, Executive Director of the Boston Women’s Fund, for a discussion on what we can do to affect change in today’s world.

Please see attached flyer for more information.


March 3

Signs of Protest: Posters, Photos, and Art from the Women's March (Reception to talk about the pieces, the Boston Women’s March, and more!)

6-8pm YWCA-Cambridge, 7 Temple Street.


Art show featuring work from Boston area artists and photographers who participated in the Boston Women's March for America on January 21, 2017. The works explore personal reactions to the March, both positive and negative. The show is organized by MA Artists for Change, a group of artists and musicians who come together to create, resist, and build a community engaged in activism.


March 8

International Women’s Day Breakfast: Responding to Changing Policies: Engaging Women’s Voices

8am   Simmons College, Paresky Center, Boston


Panelists will discuss the current challenges and opportunities facing immigration, religious liberty, environmental, and LGBTQIA policy, with a specific focus on strategies for women organizing for action.


March 8

International Women’s Day Celebration: Music, Poetry and Collaborative Art

7-9pm YWCA-Cambridge, 7 Temple Street.

Join with other people to work on collaborative banner celebrating women that will be displayed at the YWCA! Feel free to bring your favorite art supplies and your favorite empowering poem to share.


March 21

Women in Cambridge: A Night at the Theater

6pm   Central Square Theater, 450 Mass Ave., Cambridge


For March, we are taking a trip to the Central Square Theater to mingle and meet the Directors! They have a beautiful and versatile space, as well as a wide range of productions, programs, and community involvement. Catherine Carr Kelly, Debra Wise, and Lee Gardner will be there to share their passion for the Central Square Theater with us. This is a can't miss!


All Month Long

Women Take the Reel Film Festival


Also, please consider one of the many outstanding films being shown in the Women Take the Reel Film Festival, many of which are being shown in Cambridge.


This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that features films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism.


All films are free and open to the public.


Save the Date! Friday, Apri1 14

Left on Pearl official premiere at the Boston International Film Festival


Left on Pearl, a documentary film about the 1971 building takeover that led to the founding of the longest operating community Women's Center (located in Cambridge!) in the United States, has been selected to be screened at the Boston International Film Festival on the evening of Friday, April 14. This will be their official premiere. More details to come soon. For more information, visit



Emily Shield


Cambridge Women’s Commission

51 Inman St.

Cambridge, MA 02139


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