As of late, there has been exponential awareness, acknowledgement, and engagement regarding women’s rights and reigniting discussions surrounding the existing gender disparities women face across many platforms of life. On March 8th, women and their allies across the world will join together to recognize the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Below you will find some great information about the day, and what’s going on around the Denver area, to see how you can be a part of the #BeBoldForChange movement!
A little history
International Women’s Day (IWD) has been around since the early 1900’s, with many contributions to the movement across the globe. This movement has always contained a primary goal surrounding equality and celebration of this growing achievement. While starting in the early 1900’s, the Suffragettes of the day campaigned through purposeful action against the inequalities women faced. International Women’s Day became the driving force for women and their allies to create change. Check out more about International Women’s Day here!
International Women’s Day 2017 Campaign: #BeBoldForChange
This year, the International Women’s Day Campaign is calling all allies of the movement to #BeBoldForChange! Areas of focus include: challenge bias and inequality, campaign against violence, forge women’s advancement, celebrate women’s achievement, and champion women’s education.
Denver (and surrounding) Area #BeBoldForChange Events
If you’d like to participate in the #BeBoldForChange movement in person, there are a three free or “donation encouraged” events going on around the Denver area on March 8th.
Wake up.Kick ass.Be Bold For Change. Class for a cause: Fitness/Yoga Mashup
The Denver Fitness community has partnered with Water For People to inspire fitness-craving Denverites in a donation-based fitness/yoga mash-up class. Donations of $20 or more are encouraged and 100% of the donations will go to Water For People. Everyone will also receive a gift from Aveda, and the chance to win lots of raffle prizes! Register for the event here to reserve your headphones and mat space!
Time: Doors open at 5:30AM and class begins at 6:00AM-7:45AM
Location: Aveda Institute Denver, 700 16th Street, Denver
International Women’s Day 2017 with WorldDenver
WorldDenver is hosting a Global Woman’s Seminar with an awesome lineup of speakers and panelists who will discuss gender disparity and women’s issues. This event is free; however, participation in the luncheon requires a purchased ticket. Visit the WorldDenver registration page for more details and a list of speakers.
Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
General Assembly Presents: International Women’s Day Lightning Talks
General Assembly Denver has lined up lots of female leaders from our community to highlight their innovative paths within a variety of fields within the tech community. Check out and register for the talks here.
Location: Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa Street, Denver
March and Gathering in Boulder
A march through Downtown Boulder to raise awareness of International Women’s Day, with a gathering at the woman owned business, Shine Restaurant.
Time: March begins at 5:00PM, Gathering begins at 6:00PM
Location: March starts at the Boulder Bandshell at Broadway and Arapahoe. Gathering at Sunshine Restaurant, 2027 13th Street, Boulder
CU Let Girls Learn: International Women’s Day in Louisville
An evening of food, drinks, and special prizes in Louisville, will focus on girls and learning. Click here for more details.
Location: Dona Laurita Gallery, 820 Main Street, Louisville
Can’t make it to an event? Make a pledge to #beboldforchange here, or participate in A Day Without A Woman:
This movement and day is highlighting the recent commitments collaboratively pulled together from the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the world. This movement is calling on women and their allies to participate in a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. Some ways in which you can participate in this movement are:
- Take the day off, whether from a paid or unpaid position
- Avoid shopping for this day, with exception of small, women-and/or minority-owned businesses
- Wear RED in solidarity