International Women’s Day
March 8 is recognized around the globe as a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women, past, present and future. Each year thousands of events will be held around the world on this day to promote gender equality and opportunity for women.
Commemoration of International Women’s Day began in the early 1900s, as women around the world began organizing to resist oppression and fight for suffrage and other basic rights. International Women’s Day is now an official holiday in many countries, including Cambodia, China, Russia, Vietnam, Zambia and many others.
PCC SE Women’s Center events
Join the PCC Southeast Women’s Center as they celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018. This year’s celebration is focused on the theme “Listen to Women: Through Their Art, Stories, and Labor”. A short program will be presented from 12:00-12:45 p.m.
- WRS Student Advocates Beatrice Githinji and May (Patcharin) Marvin will share their thoughts on the theme “Listen to Women”.
- Felisa Hagins, SEIU 49 Political Director, will talk about issues facing women working in the janitorial industry, and the protective legislation that was just passed.
Questions? Visit the Southeast Women’s Resource Center or visit the center in person in Mount Tabor Hall Great Hall.