Women’s History Month Events
A woman's place in history
Women’s Day. Radical women will hold an organizing meeting for its observation of the centennial anniversary of International Women’s Day beginning with an optional dinner at Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, at 6:30 p.m. Donation: $8. Info (323) 7326416.
Fri., March 11
Mixer. KJLH radio host of “Free Talk,” Adai Lamar, and Marcia Glenn, founder and director of Odyssey Medi Spa, will be honored at a mixer/ fundraiser at the Stone Rose Lounge in the Sofitel Hotel, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sat., March 12
Collaging LA. Join Collaging LA with CAAM-supplied photographs of your favorite Los Angeles landmarks and neighborhoods, or with your own photos and layer the images on top of recycled bottles or boxes. Artist/educator Bridgette Montgomery will inspire the creation of a one-of-a-kind personal souvenir. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. For more information, call (213) 744-2024 or visit www.caamuseum.org.
Stories That Sing With Victoria Burnett. Experience the beauty and power of African tales that have survived the journey to America and continue to entertain and inspire worldwide with teacher and accomplished performer Victoria Burnett. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. For more information, call (213) 744-2024 or visit www.caamuseum.org.
Community March. Mothers March Planning Group/SoCal marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day with its second annual march at 11p.m. The event will begin outside the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) office, 425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, and end in MacArthur Park with a rally. Free. Info: (323) 276-9833.
Women’s Voices. A one-time performance of “Reflections,” a concert of original personal stories of growing up Black, organized by Barbara H. Clark, will be held at 2 p.m. at the newly renovated Institute of Musical Arts building, 3210 W. 54th St., Los Angeles. Reservations required. For additional information, call (323) 300-6578
Sun., March 13
The Gullah People and Culture. Dr. Brenda Stevenson, chair of African American Studies at UCLA, lectures on the culture of the African Americans known as the Gullah people from the sea islands. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. For more information call (213) 744-2024 or visit www.caamuseum.org.
Sat., March 19
Expressions of Culture—Children’s Art. Children will be encouraged to create art about shared connections between American Indian and African American cultures with the help of local artist. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. For more information call (213) 744-2024 or visit www.caamuseum.org.
Sat., March 26
Helping Hands. In connection with the Camera and Community exhibit, which illuminates social, political, cultural events and venues in and around Los Angeles, the Salvation Army and the YMCA will share how they strive to make a difference and discuss how they’ve maintained a lasting relationship with the community by providing profound community service. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. For more information call (213) 744-2024 or visit www.caamuseum.org.
Sun., March 27
Informative Genealogical Workshop. Through lecture and demonstration, a genealogist specializing in Native American ancestry will guide participants through tips on how to trace their family lineage. Free and open to the public. 2 p.m. 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. For more information call (213) 744-2024 or visit www.caamuseum.org.
Although Women’s History Month has its roots in a labor movement that took place in March 1857, when female factory workers in New York staged protests over working conditions, today working conditions for women have changed considerably, and there are a significant number of women CEOs and business owners in the workplace.
A February 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Commerce shows that as of 2007, women owned 7.8 million businesses, and revenues from those businesses were a staggering $1.2 trillion.
“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” —Virginia Woolf
Congresswoman Maxine Waters will host “Women in Business,” a small business expo in honor of Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 26 from 9 -11 a.m. at the Lawndale Community Center, 14700 Burin Ave., Lawndale. The event is designed to provide those interested in starting or growing a small business with the necessary tips and tools to help them succeed.
Juneteenth Celebration. Open to all ages, this Juneteenth celebration will include live entertainment, local talent, antique cars, games and prizes from 12-5pm at Mills Park 1340 E. Dimondale Drive, Carson. Free. For information, contact Councilmember Lula Davis-Holmes at (310) 629-9158.