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Indiana Commission for Women

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ICW > External Events > 2016 Women's History Month Events 2016 Women's History Month Events

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Don't forget to check out ICW's Writing Her Story everyday during March to learn about a notable Indiana woman! Visit our website to learn more about this Bicentennial Legacy Project!

March 5, 2016

Remarkable Women of Indiana: the Business of Being Remarkable
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Indiana State Museum
650 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 

Program Info: Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for the second annual Remarkable Women of Indiana as we celebrate women in business. Learn the incredible history of some of Indiana’s most important women. From pioneers to suffragettes, this statewide program spotlights the businesswomen who broke gender barriers and led the fight for equal rights. Engage one-on-one with historical characters, learn how curators collect and preserve the significance of their stories, and hear from our keynote speaker—a leader in Indiana business. Remember the women who helped shape the state of Indiana, and be inspired as we celebrate Women’s History Month.

For more information, click here.

March 10, 2016

Cut/Paste: A Women's History Month Zine Workshop
7:00-9:00 PM
Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN  

Program Info:  Zines are small, DIY publications that have a long and rich history in the feminist movement. Join us for a Women's History Month zine workshop with co-presenters Rad Grrls Club and General Public Collective. Learn a little about zine history and create one on your own or with friends.

To view the flyer, click here.
For more information or to register, go to:

Leadership for Social Action
Women's Leadership Development Event
5:00 to 8:30 PM
City of Bloomington City Hall
401 North Morton Street
Bloomington, IN

Program InfoThe City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women will hold the 2016 Women's Leadership Development Event. The Women's Leadership Development Event gives women the opportunity to learn how to get involved and make a difference in their community. The event is held annually as part of Women's History Month. There is no fee or registration required to participate in the event. 

For more information, click here.

March 11, 2016

Jazz Kitchen Salute to Female Jazz Musicians 
7:30 PM and 9:00 PM.

The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 

Program Info: Monika Herzig: Women’s History Month Salute features pianist Monika Herzig and three generations of jazz women celebrating the contributions of women to the history of jazz, featuring music by popular female artists Marian McPartland, Carla Bley, Joni Mitchell, Lorde and much more.

To view a flyer with more information on registering, click here.

March 23, 2016

Women's History Month Luncheon
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Bloomington-Monroe County Convention Center
302 S College Avenue
Bloomington, IN

For more information, please visit the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women's website.

March 26, 2016

Hoosier Women at Work
Indiana State Library
315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN

Program Info: This one-day conference will explore and expand knowledge of women’s contributions to Indiana through their labor via speakers, presentations, and panel discussions. The theme, “Hoosier Women at Work” is broadly defined but not limited to the following topics: volunteering for public welfare, contributing to Indiana’s agricultural heritage, caring for home and family, and wage earning occupations. Conference keynote speaker, Dr. Nancy Gabin, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Purdue University, will provide an overview and remarks at the luncheon.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

March 30, 2016

Hoosier Heroines Essay Contest Awards Program
Indiana Staehouse
200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN

Program Info:  Students in grades 5 – 9 have an opportunity to complete an essay challenge for a chance to visit the Indiana Statehouse as a special guest of First Lady Karen Pence and Indiana’s female statewide office holders.

For more information, go to the Indiana Statehouse Tour Office's website.

Women's History Month Events

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