Celebrate Women's History Month 2021

Celebrate Women's History Month 2021

There are many opportunities to participate in virtual activities celebrating women's history here in Cambridge and beyond this March 2021.

March is Women's History Month and March 8 is International Women's Day.

Even with the pandemic continuing to prevent public gatherings, there are still many opportunities to learn more about and participate in lectures, discussions, and film screenings about Cambridge women without leaving your house.

The Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women has a listing of events taking place throughout the month, including:

  • March 9, 7-8:30 pm: Ruby Hamad presents White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color
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    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, 6-7:30pm: 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.
  • March 11, 7:30-9:30 Women’s History Trivia, Lamplighter Brewing (a CWC 50th Anniversary Event)
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    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.

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The Cambridge Historical Society has a feature entitled "Who Are Cambridge Women?" featuring profiles of:
Barbara Ackermann | Maria Baldwin | Ann Bookman | Sara Chapman Bull | Joyce Chen | Helen Lee Franklin | Lois Lilley Howe | Edith Lesley | Eva Neer | Mercy Scollay | Elizabeth Sullivan | Phyllis Wallace

The Cambridge Women's Heritage Project has profiles of Cambridge women available all year round.