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Women’s History Month 2019

Women Only Open Forge – Blacksmithing

Saturday, March 2, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW

Join Blandford Nature Center for a women’s only open forge and learn the art and craft of metalsmithing.

Sunday Classical Concert Series: A Decade of Celebrating Women Composers

Sunday, March 3, 2 pm – 3 pm. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW

Celebrate accomplished women composers throughout the years at the Sunday Classical Concert Series at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

An Army of Women

Monday, March 4 – Saturday, March 30. Ferris State University, Fine
Art Gallery, University Center 205, 805 Campus Drive, University
Center Building

These works of art entitled, “An Army of Women” portrays women as the strong, intelligent and courageous beings they are. These paintings are meant to call out the visibility and enormous value of capable women everywhere.

Girl Rising

Friday, March 8, 7:00 pm. Celebration! Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Dr NE

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Sow Hope is hosting a screening of the documentary Girl Rising which features the stories of young girls living in the developing world, striving to achieve their dreams in insurmountable circumstances.

Drop-In Tour: Women in Art

Friday, March 8, 1 pm – 2 pm. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a special tour exploring female representation in Grand Rapids Art Museum’s art collection.

Drop-In Sketching Tour: Women in Art

Saturday, March 9, 1 pm – 2 pm. Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a special tour exploring female representation in Grand Rapids Art Museum’s art collection.

International Women’s Day
Friday, March 8, 8:30 am- 4pm. DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave NW.

West Michigan women are coming together to celebrate our region as a great place to have a career and be supported by companies that support women. This year’s hosts are Amway, Inforum, Meijer and Wolverine Worldwide with three guest speakers and four breakout sessions. Registration is $150
at inforummichigan.org.

LunaFest

Thursday, March 14, 6:00 pm. Peter Wege Auditorium, 341 Ellsworth
Ave SW

Celebrate women behind the camera in LunaFest 2019, a film festival for women, by women.

Feminism Today with Jessica Valenti, Renowned Feminist Author and Journalist
Wednesday, March 20, 7 pm. Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE

Jessica Valenti has led the national conversation on modern feminism for more than a decade. A New York Times best-selling author of five books and a columnist at the Guardian US, she has also been widely credited with sparking the online wave of the women’s movement. Valenti’s “The Purity Myth” was made into a documentary by the Media Education
Foundation, and “Yes Means Yes” inspired sexual assault legislation of the same name across the country and on campuses.

LadyFest

Saturday, March 23, 7:00 pm, Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave SW

Enjoy inspiring speakers and stellar musicians at this annual celebration of women.

Celebrating Women Awards

Wednesday, March 27, 3 pm. Grand River Room at Kirkhoff, 10670 S Campus Dr, Allendale

Each year the Women’s Commission in conjunction with The Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Positive Black Women recognizes men and women from the Grand Valley State University community who have made an impact on the lives of women.

Women’s Conference

Sunday, March 31, 11 am – 2 pm. University Center 202A, 805 Campus Dr, Big Rapids

Hear from keynote speakers, attend a luncheon and learn more about Women’s History month.

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