Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate, support and make space for all women, including those in the LGBTQ community. Protests, educational opportunities, celebrations and recognition of this day are occurring around the world. Closer to home, there are a few activities commemorating International Women’s Day. Among the activities are the following:
International Woman’s Day Event at the Selden Market
Selden Market and Doughminion Donuts are excited to invite you to our International Women’s Day event in celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Join us as we lift up and support all the women who make the world go ’round and all the awesome businesses owned and ran by women. With encouraging organizations, empowering and uplifting activities, great businesses, music, food, wine bar and more, all ran by ladies! We’re looking forward to spending the evening in a supportive atmosphere, advocating gender parity.
PFLAG of Hampton Roads, the Transgender Assistance Project (TAP) and Planned Parenthood will also be exhibiting at the Selden Market this evening.
The Woman’s Club of Norfolk Presents: A Documentary on Yazidi Genocide: Stories of Survival and Strength
On Aug. 3, 2014, the Islamic State invaded the Sinjar region in northern Iraq with the mission of exterminating the Yazidis, whose numbers are estimated to be between 400,000 and 500,000. Homes were leveled (and booby-trapped to prevent their occupants’ future return), infrastructure was destroyed, animals and farms were plundered, and about 6,000 surviving women and children were kidnapped. Many kidnapped younger women were then trafficked into sexual slavery, sold in crude “slave markets, sold again among ISIS fighters, and then trafficked to other countries, including Syria and Turkey, as well as Iraq, where many are still held captive today.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Ross Marshall Wood, Surge Response Food for Peace International
- Cost: Tickets $10 at the door ($5 for students)
- 100% of proceeds donated to a charity supporting Yazidi assistance and resettlement efforts questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 625 9318
Old Dominion University Women’s History Month
During the month of March, Old Dominion University will host a variety of events, including the President’s Lecture Series with award-winning television journalist Tamron Hall, the 10th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” a women’s self-defense workshop and a lecture by award-winning author Remica Bingham-Risher.
You may view their full schedule of events HERE.