Celebrate International Women’s Day in Atlanta!
Atlanta’s renowned globally for its significant history in the Civil Rights Movement. It’s certainly the case for Women’s History Month, with plenty going on for International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day falls on March 8th. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women on a global scale. Significant activities are witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements, or rally for women’s equality.
This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, and even though the ongoing pandemic has presented International Women’s Day with a few challenges. It’s certainly not stopping Atlanta from celebrating the big day. The city has everything from virtual events, to exhibitions celebrating incredible women.
Here are some of the things going on in Atlanta on International Women’s Day:
1. International Women’s Day Summit
In partnership with the City of Atlanta, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce are hosting a daylong online program. Featuring dynamic speakers, networking opportunities and a keynote address, the event is aimed at supporting the advancement of gender equality and the power of women.
2. National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Although no events are planned, the NCCHR celebrate the immeasurable contributions of women throughout our history and to society as a whole today. They inspire visitors and our other audiences with immersive exhibitions, dynamic events and conversations, and engagement and education/training programs. Women highlighted include Eleanor Roosevelt, Estela Barnes de Carlotto, and Yelena Bonner.
3. High Museum of Art
There are several female artists on display at High Museum of Art. Their permanent exhibition Women In The Collection features artworks made exclusively by women. For something a little more mystical, art that celebrates women is a popular theme seen in African art. The High Museum’s collection is extensive, touching on several feminine beings, and spiritual powers.
4. Atlanta History Center
Where: Swan House
In Atlanta History Center’s ‘Swan House’ is their permanent exhibition Any Great Change. It commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, documents how women gained the vote, and the ways they have used political power over the last century.
5. WOE Presents: IWD Fitness Celebration
Where: E.F.F.E.C.T Fitness, Metropolitan Parkway Southwest
This fitness workshop celebrates womanhood, by bringing more women into their own power and into the fold. Join the Women of Effect for their annual IWD fitness celebration. Great way to celebrate International Women’s Day, and focus on your own personal health!
6. APEX Museum
Where: Sweet Auburn
The Women in STEM exhibition celebrates achievements made by Black women in science, technology, engineering and math. The APEX Museum is a museum of history presented from the black perspective.
7. Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Great if you’ve got kids! The Museum will be commemorating amazing women throughout history and around the world at the Science Bar and in the Creativity Café. There’s even going to be a reading of Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai.
8. Check out Atlantan Street Art
Where: West End (and all over)
Atlanta is known for its incredible street art. Head down to the West End to check out a new mural honoring the unsung heroes of Atlanta’s West End Community. From voters rights to education, the fights fought by each woman on the mural is a reflection of what it means to be a woman in modern Atlanta.
Featured Image: Ashley Dopson, via Instagram