Women's History Month Events from the Cambridge Women's Commission
From: Shield, Emily (eshieldcambridgema.gov)
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:07:48 -0800 (PST)

2019 Cambridge Women’s Commission Events

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day


March 5: Feminists Take On Immigration: Addressing Root Causes, Urgent Needs, and Long-Term Solutions

March 7: An Introduction to Women of Color in Feminist History: Massachusetts and Beyond

March 18: Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement

March 28: Women’s History Trivia Night

All Month Long: Collection for Dignity Matters


See below for more information!


All month long!

Collection for Dignity Matters (http://www.dignity-matters.org/)

Dignity Matters is a non-profit that collects and supplies feminine hygiene products and underwear to women and girls at homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, scattered-sites, public schools, and after-school programs in The Merrimack Valley, Boston, Cambridge, and Metro-West areas.

For the month of March, we will be collecting pads, tampons, underwear (new with tags), and bras (new or gently used.)

Bin located in the Women’s Commission office, 51 Inman St. 2nd Floor


Boston Area International Women’s Day Breakfast

Feminists Take On Immigration:

Addressing Root Causes, Urgent Needs, and Long-Term Solutions

Tuesday, March 5, 8am-10 am

Simmons University, Linda K. Paresky Center at Simmons College

(300 The Fenway, 3rd floor of the Main College Building)


Please RSVP!



A Women&Words event

An Introduction to Women of Color in Feminist History: Massachusetts and Beyond

Thursday, March 7, 7:15–8:30pm

Cambridge Main Library, Community Room, Lower Level

Desserts provided. Free and open to the public.


In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for a lively overview of feminism, focusing on the experiences of women of color in each wave of the movement, from suffrage to present day. Stephanie Guirand, intercollegiate graduate student studying gender and poverty reduction at the University of London, will discuss some key events and organizations in feminist history, highlighting women of color who shaped the stories and the future.


Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project presents…

Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement

Monday, March 18, 6:30pm

Cambridge Main Library, Auditorium


Barbara Berenson gives local suffragists the attention they deserve and discusses the battle over historical memory that long obscured the state’s leading role. Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other abolitionists launched the organized women's movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association to lead campaigns across the country. Their work laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition.


This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge Library, Cambridge Historical Commission, and the Cambridge Women’s Commission.


Women’s History Trivia Night – History and Pizza!

Thursday, March 28, 6pm  

Cambridge Library - Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl Street


March’s Trivia Challenge will focus on women’s history. Bring a friend or family member to compete in an evening of fun. Pizza will be served.


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