Celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day with the Cambridge Women's Commission!
From: Shield, Emily (eshieldcambridgema.gov)
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2021 11:22:15 -0800 (PST)

Mark your calendars!

We may not be physically together this March, but we can definitely learn, engage, and grow together as a Cambridge community this month. Please check out our rich calendar of events for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day – including events from partner organizations around Cambridge.


Share widely and we hope to see you soon!


March 7, 7-8pm

Left on Pearl: Our Radical Origins

Film screening and discussion on the Cambridge Women’s Center and its legacy. Panelists include: Susan Jacoby, Rev. Irene Monroe, Susie Rivo, and Rochelle Ruthchild.

Register today! (A CWC 50th Anniversary Event)


March 8

Mapping Feminist Cambridge: Central Square – Video launch!

Video launches 3/8 but will be available on an ongoing basis on the Cambridge Women’s Commission website www.cambridgewomenscommission.org

Virtual feminist walking tour of Central Square. Read along with Mapping Feminist Cambridge: Central Square during the tour to learn about feminist activists and organizations of the 1970s-1990s.

Sign up to receive a link when the video launches.


March 8, 11:30am-1pm

Resilience and Regeneration: a Racial Justice and Feminist Recovery

The Boston-Area International Women's Day Committee hosts an informative discussion among women leaders in government, business, and advocacy. Our panelists will discuss what a racial justice and feminist recovery from the pandemic could look like and specific strategies for achieving the future we want.

Register today!


March 9, 7-8:30pm

Ruby Hamad presents White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color

RSVP for more information and to receive link

A Cambridge Public Library event - Ruby Hamad in conversation with Professor Saher Selod.

Taking us from the slave era, when white women fought in court to keep “ownership” of their slaves, through the centuries of colonialism, when they offered a soft face for brutal tactics, to the modern workplace, White Tears/Brown Scars tells a charged story of white women’s active participation in campaigns of oppression.


March 10, 6-6:30pm

Monthly Cambridge Women’s Commission Meeting

Register in advance for this webinar


March 10, 6-7:30pm

Community Organizing Panel: Past and Present (A CWC 50th Anniversary Event)

The Cambridge Women’s Center has a long history of community organizing - from its founding through protest, to a community organizer staff position beginning in 1998, to a depth of relationships with other community organizations and activists.

Join us for a discussion moderated by Eva Martin-Blythe, with panelists including Lynn Murray, Caroline Hunter, Natanja Craig-Oquendo, and Cathy Hoffman.

RSVP here


March 11

Finding Women in the Archives

Women make up 50% of your ancestry, yet their lives, experiences, and even complete names are all too often forgotten by written history. Although often overlooked in official records, throughout time women have been the keepers of family and personal history.

When they survive, diaries, letters, account books, family bibles, samplers, organization records, and more can reveal more about a woman’s daily life than any government document.

RSVP today through Cambridge Public Library


March 11

Women’s History Trivia, Lamplighter Brewing (a CWC 50th Anniversary Event)

Gather a team for a virtual feminist trivia event hosted by Lamplighter Brewing Company in Cambridge! Local friends can pick-up a beer pairing to enjoy during trivia—two 375ml bottles of a beer brewed with Cambridge Women’s Center, a Grisette with ginger called Left on Pearl.

This ticket also includes a $5 donation to the CWC.


March 14, 7-8pm

CWC at 50: From Foremothers Forward (A CWC 50th Anniversary Event)

Emergent second wave feminism inspired the 1971 International Women’s Day demonstration in Boston. The surprise ending of the march led to the 10-day takeover of a Harvard building and the founding of the Cambridge Women’s Center.

At its core, CWC continues to serve as an activist organizing community and an innovation hub for women from all walks of life.  For almost 50 years, Judy Norris, a leading foremother and the Center’s current Board President, has been the heart and soul of CWC.

Join us in honoring Judy Norris and celebrating the radical legacy of the Cambridge Women’s Center.  


March 14 and 15

Screening of the film RBG

Co-sponsored by the Cambridge Women’s Commission, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Brattle Theater.

More details coming soon!


March 24, 7-8pm

A conversation with Koa Beck, author of White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind.

Join the important conversation about race, empowerment, and inclusion in the United States with WHITE FEMINISM: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind by Koa Beck, the powerful new feminist classic and rousing call for change. Koa Beck, writer and former editor-in-chief of Jezebel, boldly examines the history of feminism, from the true mission of the suffragettes to the rise of corporate feminism with clear-eyed scrutiny and meticulous detail. She also examines overlooked communities—including Native American, Muslim, transgender, and more—and their difficult and ongoing struggles for social change.

In conversation with Eva Martin Blythe, retired Executive Director of the Cambridge YWCA. Welcoming remarks from Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui.

Register in advance to receive information about joining the webinar.



Emily Shield

Cambridge Women’s Commission


51 Inman Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


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.



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