The month of March is a dedicated time to reflect and celebrate the vital role of women in our society. Organizations throughout the Bay Area are celebrating Women’s History Month with educational events, networking and engagement sessions, and more.
Keep reading to learn where you can honor Women’s history in the South Bay. Have an event you think we should include? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories
San Jose Public Libraries
The San Jose Public Library has curated a selection of books by female authors for readers to embrace this year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” The theme is a tribute to women who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, blogs, and more. Check out their catalogue selection here.
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Women in Rotary
Monday, March 13 from 4-6pm
San Jose Rotary Summit, 88 South Fourth Street, 7th Floor, San Jose
The District 5170 Rotary Club is honoring International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month with a special event welcome to both members and non-members. The event will reflect on women’s achievements in leadership roles and raise awareness about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Guest speakers will include Ahmad Thomas, CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Aparna Bawa, CEO of Zoom. Wine and appetizers will be provided. Purchase your tickets here.
SheJumps x Sports Basement Women’s Day Film Screening
Thursday, March 16 from 6-8pm
Sports Basement Sunnyvale, 1177 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale
SheJumps and Sports Basement will host a special screening to help celebrate women and girls in the outdoors. Doors will open at 6pm for happy hour and mingling, followed by two screenings. The films to be shown include “Precious Leader Woman”, which tells the story of snowboarder Spencer O’Brien, and “Stepping Out”, which follows the adventure of three women skiing the Alaska range for the first time. The event is free with a suggested donation of $10. Reserve your spot here.
Sunday Families Create: Women’s History in Art
Sunday, March 12, 19, and 26 from 12-2pm
Educational Park Community Room, 1772 Educational Park Drive, San Jose
San Jose Public Library is hosting a family art series in celebration of Women’s History Month. Participants will learn about a featured artist, their artistic style, and their contributions to the feminist art movement, activism, and representation in society. Attendees will also get to create their own piece of art inspired by the week’s featured artist. Featured artists include Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Alma Thomas. Learn more here.
Women in Action: Dare to Do Different
Saturday, March 25 from 4:30-6pm
Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos
AWO is inviting the community to culminate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in an engaging space for community building, sharing of ideas, taking action, and making meaningful connections. The event will feature a keynote address, music, storytelling, refreshments and an opportunity for male participants to talk about the women in their lives that have made a difference. Learn more here.
Belonging: Celebrating Community, Heritage, and HERstories
Sunday, March 26 from 12-4pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose
History San Jose and Mosaic America invites the community to celebrate Women’s history with a festive gathering honoring the achievements and contributions of women throughout Santa Clara Valley’s history. The festival will feature various performers, history makers, refreshments, and crafts. Historic buildings and exhibits will also be open to the public with a range of community booths. Reserve your spot here.