Good Girl Rising
This Friday March, 8th marks International Women’s Day; a holiday dedicated to the achievement of women past, present and future. Spokane has a great history of celebrating this little-known holiday and this year is no different.
To kick things off, this Thursday March, 7th there will be a screening of film Girl Rising, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
The best thing about this screening, is that it was requested by people in Spokane to be brought to the AMC on event site Gathr. The screening starts at 7:30PM this Thursday at the AMC Theater in Riverpark Square.
Tickets will not be available at the door, so you need to buy them online in advance of the screening. Tickets are $10 and available here.
The next day, Friday, March 8th there will be an International Women’s Day celebration at the Women’s Club at 9th and Walnut on Spokane’s South Hill. This event has taken place in Spokane as a celebration of women locally and across the globe. This year the theme is “Women Rising, Gaining Momentum.” Featured speaker Veronica Tawhai is a Fulbright scholar from New Zealand. The Fulbright New Zealand program awards recipients, both students and scholars, with an all expenses paid trip to the United States to pursue research. She will be presenting “Songs to Our Daughters: Nurturing the Second Generation of Warrior Spirits”. In addition there will be step dancing, local performers and snacks.
Following the event, you can head up to the new venue The Calm on 13th and Grand for some wine and networking.
International Women’s Day will be celebrated March 8th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM at The Women’s Club at 9th at Walnut.