• Celebrate Women’s History Month 2017

    Check out these local opportunities to celebrate the struggles for justice, the accomplishments, and the contributions of women in our shared past–and present!

    International Women’s Day Celebrations:March 8:  International Panel. Sponsored by UWL’s International Education & Engagement Office, at 5 pm, UWL, Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall.

    This free event will consist of a panel of women from Bulgaria, China, Iceland, and Ukraine.  They will discuss their personal journeys as well as share reflections on what it means for women to be bold for change in their countries.

    The event will also welcome a special guest speaker from Syria. Free Parking in Lot C10, Corner of 16th and Vine Streets | UWL Campus

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    Patsy Mink. 12-term Member of U.S. House of Representatives; co-author of Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act (Photo: Library of Congress)

    March 9:  3rd Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, Sponsored by The People’s Food Co-Op and Hackberry’s Bistro, 6-7 pm.Celebrate the creativity, determination, and skills of women supporting women! Join women in the community for a very special International Women’s Day event in Hackberry’s Bistro. Hear about International Fair Trade initiatives led by women and benefiting women. Enjoy a relaxing glass of wine and delicious, specially prepared appetizers with friends while gorgeous women’s garments from India are modeled and described.

    Month of March: 

    American Association of University Women (AAUW) will have a Women’s History display in the windows of Pearl Street Books, 323 Pearl Street, during the month of March.  The display will depict the 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month, Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” 

    Also for this month, AAUW will have the new book, First Woman:  Celebrating the historic Presidential Campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Other First Women in Government, for sale.  The book is a 2017 publication from the national Women’s History Project.  It is a 48-page book full of photos and facts about women in government.  The book will be for sale at the International Women’s Day program and at the Mayor’s Neighborhood Expo at La Crosse Center on March 25th. . You can also buy the book by contacting AAUW.