Attention ladies (and gents) of Las Vegas! Today, March 8, 2017, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating a more inclusive, gender-equal world. Below you will find a list of girl power fueled events in the Vegas area that the inner Spice Girl in you needs to attend and support.
International Women’s Day Popup Fundraiser
Vegenation is hosting a popup fundraiser supporting women businesses, supporting women causes, while raising funds for UNLV’s students united for reproductive rights. Music, fashion, and good food!
Hearing a Mirror Artwork Installation
“Hearing a Mirror,” a collaborative painting and installation artwork exhibition by Ali Fathollahi and Nanda Sharif-pour, is on display in the CSN Artspace Gallery from until March 25th.
Systems Of Oppression: Hxrstory Of Resistance And Resilience
Amazing panel breaking down the systems of Oppression followed by a panel of wonderful Womxn on hxrstory.
Ready to Roar Exhibit
Ready to Roar, a temporary exhibition of Prohibition-Era fashion and culture continues through late spring 2017. Curated in conjunction with UNLV, the exhibit illustrates the indelible impact the Prohibition Era had on not only women’s fashions, but also their rights and freedoms. Made possible by a grant from Nevada Humanities, the exhibit is held in partnership with the Clark County Museum, Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Parks and the National Park Service. Included with museum admission.
The Wonderland Gallery is featuring original paintings and prints by Kat Tatz and Lynne Adamson Adrian, photography on metal by Karen Waiksnis DiSorbo and mixed media by Debora Tsakalos. In the main gallery, there are new works by Gear Duran and Heather Hermann. Also showing is Ikonic Arts rock portraits by Mel Balatbat, small sculptures by Lisa Herr, mixed media encaustic by Suzy Arner, and large paintings by co-owner Kat Tatz. In addition to original work we have prints by other local artists such as Joseph Garcia, Theresa Maharaj, Sallie Douglas, and Richard Bistrup. Preview Thursday 4-10 p.m. Open First Friday 4 to 10 p.m. Open noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays or by appointment.
Be Bold for Change
This International Women’s Day, celebrate yourself and the women in your life.
Join the International Council at UNLV for trivia, speakers, performances, and talk by our featured speaker, Dr. Erika Abad. She will share how being an activist has helped her embody this year’s IWD theme, “Be Bold for Change!”
Hosted by the International Council, Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority Inc., and CSUN. Open to all UNLV students, staff, and faculty. RebelCard holders are welcome to bring off-campus family or friends as their guests to this event. Lunch will be served.
Special Mic Night with Ashlee Haze
In celebration of Womxn Herstory Month this March, the UNLV Center for Social Justice invites you for an evening of spoken word, food, and prizes! Two performers from the UNLV community and main performer, poet Ashlee Haze will be in attendance. Come celebrate the strength and diversity of womxn this month with us!
Free Yoga Class at Yoga Kandy
International Women’s Day | Wednesday, March 8th @ 5:30 p.m. All women can enjoy a “FREE” yoga class (Yin Yoga) at Yoga Kandy this Wednesday in honor of women. Class starts promptly, arrive early to check in and to mark your spot on the mat.
All About Eve Screening
Joseph Mankiewicz’s classic 1950 film about the brilliant, backstabbing world of the theater was nominated for 14 Oscars and won 6. All About Eve has some of the best dialogue ever committed to screen, a star turn by Bette Davis as grande dame Margo Channing, as well as brilliant supporting work from Thelma Ritter as her cynical dresser and George Sanders as a razor-witted drama critic. Look for a memorable cameo from a young and lovely Marilyn Monroe.
Demonstrate. On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.