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Participate in International Women's Day March 8th

International Women's Day is looking for female-identified people to lead workshops in their area of expertise. If you're a business owner, woman in trades, entertainer, etc, and are interested in doing a presentation during a day of celebration for women, please email [email protected], and visit PIWD at www.piwd.org.

The event is March 8th, 2009 at the Smith Memorial Ballroom at Portland State.

Herstory of International Women's Day: On March 8, 1857, thousands of working women marched through the streets of New York City demanding an end to sweat-shop conditions, improved childcare facilities, equal pay for equal work, and the right to vote. In 1910 at the International Conference of Women Socialists, Clara Zetkins proposed that March 8th be observed as International Working Women's Day in honor of the New York March. Since that time, International Women's Day has been celebrated around the globe.

The Portland event features female entertainers, women owned and/or operated businesses, and organizations that focus on women within our community and globally. It also showcases poetry and writing, health issues, and educational workshops designed by women for women. Our volunteer organization is committed to going beyond cultural barriers and prejudices to provide a place to share women's achievements as individuals, communities, and institutions. We are proud to present Portland's 33rd Annual International Women's Day Celebration in honor of women making a difference in the quality of life of women.

Our Mission

Portland International Women's Day is a celebration that provides opportunities for women, and the community at large, to discover similarities and learn from differences in an environment that is respectful, inclusive and supportive of the values of all women. PIWD provides a uniquely inclusive and supportive environment in which the public has the opportunity to create crucial connections and sustainable relationships with female community leaders, educators, health care providers and artists.

Ashley Mitchell, PIWD Workshop [email protected] Ashley Mitchell Bike Lover; Advocate for Community Engagement www.flickr.com/photos/angryashley 971-235-4643