Cambridge Women's Commission: Black History Month and Women's History Month Event Calendar
From: Shield, Emily (
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:48:26 -0800 (PST)

Dear Cambridge Women’s Commission supporters.

Looking for ways to learn more about feminism, health disparities, equal rights, history, voting, and more? There are many exciting, engaging, and thought-provoking events planned for the rest of the winter and spring in Cambridge. We hope you can join us for one, or many, of the events!  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need any further details.  And please help spread the word! We hope to see you soon.

Emily Shield

Pronouns: she/her/hers


The Cambridge Women’s Commission recognizes, supports, and advocates for all who self-identify as women or with womanhood, including transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary persons. We stand with and for all women and girls regardless of immigration status, sexuality, race, ethnicity, ability or religion.


Winter/Spring Events 2020


Monday, February 24

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

12-1:30pm, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor


A conversation based on The New York Times article detailing the disparity in death rates rooted in the lived experience of being a black woman in America.

Sponsor: Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity


Wednesday, February 26

Many Partnerships, One Initiative

4-6pm Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.


A showcase celebrating 5 years of Cambridge’s Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative. Light refreshments.

Sponsor: Cambridge Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative


Wednesday, February 26

Cambridge Black Artists Reception

Dr. Manisha Sinha: Black Women’s Roles in the Suffrage Movement

5-6pm, artists reception, 6-7:30pm, Dr. Manisha Sinha


Sponsors: Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity, Office of the City Manager, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui


Thursday, February 27

Cambridge Sports Night for Girlx

5:30-7pm, War Memorial Field House, 1640 Cambridge Street


A fun, free event for families with girlx in grades K-5. A chance for girlx and their families to explore new sports and learn about existing teams. Pizza provided. Please spread the word if you have girlx, or know families with girlx, in K-5!

Sponsor: Girlx in Sports – Cambridge Committee


Tuesday, March 3

“In the Room”: Women of Color Doulas in a State of Emergency, An Evening with Dr. Jennifer Nash

6:30-8:30pm, Cambridge Main Library, Lecture Hall


"In the Room” explores the work of women of color doulas laboring in Chicago in an era where doulas are increasingly hailed—by the state and by activists—as precisely the innovation that can save black mothers’ lives. Dr. Nash is an associate professor of African American studies and gender and sexuality studies at Northwestern University and an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard.

Sponsors: Cambridge Women’s Commission, Cambridge Public Library


Wednesday, March 4

She the People: A Graphic History of Uprisings, Breakdowns, Setbacks, Revolts, and Enduring Hope on the Unfinished Road to Women’s Equality: An Evening with author Jen Deaderick

6pm, Cambridge Main Library, Community Room


“A sweeping, smart, and smart-ass graphic history of women's quest for equality.”

Sponsors: Cambridge Women’s Commission, Cambridge Public Library


Thursday, March 12

Sharing the Torch: Intentionally Building Diverse Leadership Through Intergenerational Activism

8am, Simmons University, Paresky Center

Sponsor: Greater Boston International Women’s Day Planning Committee


Thursday, March 12

Mapping Feminist Cambridge: Inman Square Tour

6pm, meeting place TBD

Sponsors: Cambridge Women’s Commission, Cambridge Community Development Department, East Cambridge Business Association


Monday, March 16

Rosemarie Day: Women Leading the Way in Healthcare

6:30pm-8:30pm, Cambridge Main Library, Lecture Hall


With 28 million Americans uninsured, and millions more who can’t afford their coverage, Day asks the fundamental question: Can we, as a nation, do better? Day believes we can and will—once women begin to engage collectively around this topic. Day brings a feminist lens to the universal health care debate and seeks to empower more women to engage in that debate.

Sponsor: Cambridge Public Library


Tuesday, March 17

Women’s History Month Trivia Night

6-8pm, Central Square Branch Library, Lewis Room


An entertaining and lively trivia night in recognition of Women’s History Month. Form a team of 3-4 participants or contact the library and they will help people join teams. Pizza provided.

Sponsors: Cambridge Women’s Commission, Cambridge Public Library


Thursday, April 2

Act Up & Vote, Youth Underground of Central Square Theater

6:30pm, Cambridge Main Library, Lecture Hall


Inspired by interviews with Cambridge community members and experts, in-school residencies with area high-school students, and an in-depth workshop and development process with a professional playwright and director, this play is designed to help voters better understand how government works and why their votes matter.

Sponsors: Cambridge Women’s Commission, Cambridge Public Library


Thursday, April 16

Left on Pearl Documentary

6pm, Central Public Library – Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl Street


Screening followed by Q&A with Director/Producer Susie Rivo & Executive Producer Rochelle Ruthchild

Sponsors: Cambridge Public Library


Wednesday, April 29

19th Amendment Art: Community Meeting for Finalists to Share Proposals for Cambridge

6-8pm, Cambridge Senior Center


Save the Date!

Monday, June 8 – Women & Words!

Oral Historian Joanna O’Brien discusses what’s new from the Cambridge Women’s Heritage Project

6:30pm, 344 Broadway, 2nd Floor





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