CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH THE STL WAY

March is Women’s History Month; a time where we express extra love and admiration for our sisters, past and present! This month is dedicated to celebrating the divine Feminine energy and Existence that radiates throughout humanity, taking the form of Women. Despite the long history of Women being marginalized, taken advantage of by the patriarchal society we live in, harassed and abused, along with other forms of injustice acts, we always rise above with immense strength. During this month, it is important to rejoice all women; past and present; of all cultures and ethnicities; of all sexual orientations and identities; of all religious backgrounds and beliefs; of all socioeconomic statues and classes; and so on. There’s no better way to gather as one, than doing it within your own community, showing support to local Women making communal strides through art, activism, support, strength, and sisterhood. St. Louis is rich in culture and is built on community togetherness, so celebrate the right way and join in the magical journey that is being a Woman. Show up for your sisters and radiate that love! Below are some St. Louis based events that will certainly be a source of light within the community this month.

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Black Women Speak: A series of activities celebrating Women’s History Month.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

  • A Black Woman Speaks Performances: Friday/Saturday March 16, 17 @ 7 PM and a Sunday Matinee Brunch (call for details) from 11:30 AM- 2 PM @ The Griot Museum of Black History on 2505 Saint Louis Ave, St. Louis 63106

+++ “A Black Woman Speaks is a one-woman show that celebrates the life of legendary African-American actress and political activist Beah Richards who used her artistry to break down racial barriers. The play is a powerful commentary on the history of oppression and resistance of African American women from slavery to present time. It calls for women of all ethnicities to work together for justice, peace and the betterment of humanity.” +++

Dr. Mary Helen Washington, Distinguish Professor of English at the University of Maryland and author of The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s, will engage the audience in a post-show discussion on the current roles of the African American feminist in today’s social climate.

From Shame to Serenity: A Woman’s Journey to Healing

  • WHAT: Women will learn how to uncover and address shame, while understanding the significant impact it has in their lives. This discovery will mark the beginning of living an abundant life full of serenity.
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 15 at 6 PM- 7:30 PM
  • WHERE: InPower Institute on 4125 Humphrey St., St. Louis 63116

Unified Unstoppable: Saving Ourselves

  • WHAT: “Women of color continue to be an immovable force in the community, using their voices to heal, educate, empower others, and activate change. While advocates and allies are vital, self-determination is central to the fight for equity in the workplace. This thought-provoking and diverse panel will discuss how women of color are shifting the dynamic in six critical areas: economic security, the wage gap, health, educational attainment, political leadership, and entrepreneurship.” ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQURIED.
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 22 at 6 PM – 8 PM
  • WHERE: Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis 63112

Equal Pay: Celebrating Women Composers

  • WHAT: Women from the St. Louis Symphony team up to play music written by only women composers. Included on the program are works by composer Kristin Kuster who will introduce her works during the concert.
  • WHEN: Friday, March 23 at 7 PM- 8:30 PM
  • WHERE: St. Louis Symphony on 718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis 63103

Deconstructing the Trope of the Angry Black Woman

  • WHAT: Washington University professor Kim Norwood will lead an in-depth discussion on her popular article “Aggressive Encounters & White Fragility: Deconstructing the Trope of the Angry Black Woman.”
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 29 at 7 PM- 9 PM
  • WHERE: Missouri History Museum at 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis 63112.

 

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