Happy Women’s History Month!
I don’t know about you all, but my 2020 just keeps getting busier and busier, and March is no exception! With all of the spring-, cherry blossom-, and Women’s History Month- related events, this month may be the busiest yet! I’m sharing a handful of articles I’ve found particularly insightful, books I’ve just finished reading or are in the process of reading this month, and a host of DC-specific activities for my fellow Washingtonians! There’s so much to see and do, so hopefully this guide is helpful for figuring out what you want to do in March!
- I’m loving that the 2020 Women’s History Theme is Valiant Women of the Vote!!! SO important in honor of this year being the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and a pivotal presidential election.
- Ever wonder Why Women’s History Month is in March? This article answers this question and gives a great historical overview on the meaning behind this celebratory month!
- A fascinating look at the problem with women’s history month in 2020 – it definitely brings up some thought-provoking questions. A great quote: “As we honor the ongoing work of women to gain equal citizenship, it is time to integrate women’s stories more fully into our national narratives and civic memories.”
- A look into the apocalyptic fashion trends at Paris Fashion Week this year.
- A great piece on the Diet Industrial Complex and how we all feed into it.
- March 5 – Phillips After 5: Wonder Women at the Phillips Collection.
- March 6-7 – Women Filmmakers Festival at SAAM
- March 8 – International Women’s Day Celebration at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
- March 9 – 21 – Direct Current Festival at the Kennedy Center.
- March 10 – Educational Foundation Event: International Women’s Day Tea with Ambassadors at the Women’s National Democratic Club.
- March 12 – Bright Futures: Astrology with the Legendary Susan Miller at the Metro Center Macy’s.
- March 12 – National Gallery of Art After Hours: GRL PWR night.
- March 13 – May 25 – Artechouse’s latest installation Hanami: Beyond the Blooms.
- March 14 – Women’s History Month Celebration at the DAR Museum
- March 14-20 – DC Environmental Film Festival at National Geographic
- March 20, 27 and April 3 – World Dance Theater’s performances celebrating the Suffrage movement.
- March 21 – Shaping Wikipedia: Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon at the National Gallery of Art
- March 26 – 29: Brightest Young Things Future Is Festival– book swaps, comedy shows, podcasts, and dance parties galore all weekend long!
- March 28 – Blossom Kite Festival
- March 31 – Educational Foundation Event at the Women’s National Democratic Club: Sex, Race, and Suffrage: The Story of Two Amendments.
- March 31 – Getting the Story: Women in a Century of Change at National Geographic.
- The Witches are Coming
- Talking to my Daughter about the Economy
- Girl Stop Apologizing
- Women Who Read Are Dangerous
- The Trial of Lizzie Borden
I’ll also do a full post on books written by female authors and women-focused reads that I have read and loved or want to read during this month! Stay tuned for that – it’ll be chock-full of recommendations!