International Women’s Day In Edmonds
On Friday, March 8, communities across the country and around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. While there will be many events throughout Seattle and Greater Puget Sound, I want to do something special here in our community. As an Edmonds resident, civic volunteer and employee of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish, I get to see every day the needs of women and girls in our community. From the underserved to the underappreciated, we can all use a bit of encouragement and cheering on!
With that in mind, there are two events being planned for International Women’s Day:
Networking Lunch & Learn
11:30am – 1:00pm at 190 Sunset
90 minute networking lunch and learn session where women in our community (entrepreneurs, business owners, neighborhood leaders, etc.) will actively connect and engage in conversation. There will also be a guest speaker/presentation on how we can continue to come together and support each other in business, community service and leadership.
Special Screening of Captain Marvel
The new female superhero movie, Captain Marvel, is debuting in theaters on International Women’s Day! (You can hear from the Women of Marvel by clicking here).
We thought it would be a wonderful idea to participate in the #captainmarvelchallenge by having a special screening of the movie just for women and high school girls, in partnership with the Edmonds School District.
There will also have a short panel discussion featuring local women leaders before the movie starts. We would love to have the showing and concessions for the girls sponsored by women in our community.
- Friday, March 8, 2019
- Regal Cinemas Thornton Place
- Doors Open: 6:00pm / Panel Discussion: 6:15pm / Showtime: 7:00pm
- Number of seats: 180 (70+ tickets will be offered free of charge to women and girls served in the Edmonds School District and non-profit organizations)
- Haifa Alhussieni / Cafe Louvre
- Diane Buckshnis
- Carin Chase
- The Hon. Maralyn Chase (Ret.)
- Kristen Cline
- Pam Erickson
- Dr. Jean Hernandez
- Laura, Sierra and Emma Johnson
- Denise Miller
- Maria Montalvo & Strom Peterson / The Cheesemonger’s Table
- Susan Paine
- Michelle Van Tassell & BJ Reeves Kempf
- Washington State Federation of Democratic Women
If you are interested in being a co-sponsor of these events, please click here for more information.
History of International Women’s Day:
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.