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International Women's Day

Saturday, March 8th is International Women's Day, when we celebrate women's economic, political, and social achievements across the world.

LSUS has some suggestions for honoring this special day:

1. Global Strategists Association Women's Day 2014 Inspire Change

Date & time: March 8, 2014 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Event: GLOBAL STRATEGIST ASSOCIATION INSPIRE CHANGE. Please join us as we network, discuss and celebrate the many contributions being made by women around the globe. Topics to Include: Why women are natural leaders, The role men play in inspiring women, How women are changing the non-profit sector, The dynamics of women leaders around the globe and much more.

Where: Hyatt Chicago South, 5225 S. Harper, Chicago, Illinois.

2. "Half the Sky". See the documentary or read the book or get involved in the movement.

The Half the Sky Movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book of the same name, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to not only raise awareness of women's issues, but to also provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women. Change is possible, and you can be part of the solution. 

3. Closer to home, attend part of the "Women Who Wonder" series at the Winnetka Public Library. Do you want to socialize and engage with other local women? This meet up group is meant to be a fun and informal gathering dedicated to educating, empowering and fostering mentoring relationships among women. The group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm.

Next event is March 11 at 7:00 pm-"It’s Never Too Late for Mid-course Corrections"

4. And for you men out there, read an op-ed by Richard Lui about "The Crucial Role of Men in Gender Equality"

 

Share your ideas with us on this day!