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9 ways to celebrate International Women’s Day

by Allison Hatfield | March 2, 2020

International Women’s Day is March 8. Its purpose is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women the world over. And though we are living in a time when those achievements are many, we are also living in a time when equality is still lagging.

Dallas will mark the occasion with a range of events March 5 to 12. Here are nine ways you can spend time with other women, meet women of note, and otherwise feel good about being female — or just knowing a few.

March 5: International Esperanza Project Women’s Day Luncheon

Pop over to Paradiso in the Bishop Arts District for lunch and a panel discussion with powerful ladies to support Guatemalan women served by the International Esperanza Project, which works to improve lives in developing nations through healthcare, community development, and education. Get tickets.

March 5: International Women’s Day Luncheon

Join Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation for an interfaith, multigenerational, cross-cultural celebration featuring guest speaker Dr. Ingrid Mattson. The event takes place at The Clubs of Prestonwood. The theme is “identity perceptions.” Get tickets

March 8: 2020 International Women’s Day 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2

A virtual race is a race that can be run wherever, whenever you choose. You still get a bib. And you get a very cool medal. But you run, jog, or walk on the road, the trail, the treadmill, at the gym, on the track, or even at another race. Fifteen percent of the $22 race fee will go to Dress for Success, and though organizers encourage you to race on March 8, you can really do it anytime this month. Sign up.

March 8: International Women’s Day: A Networking Celebration of the Latina

Head to Mercado369 in Oak Cliff to get to know local Latinas in art, politics, and education who have faced challenges and powered through. Have brunch, mingle over mimosas with new friends, hear a variety of panel discussions, and browse an exhibit by female artists. Get tickets.

March 8: International Women’s Day Celebration Mixer

Have a couple of cocktails and make new friends at CreateHer’s free IWD networking event, taking place at The 23 Victory, near downtown. The group’s mission is to build confidence in young women and girls in Dallas. R.S.V.P.

March 8: International Women’s Day

Sponsored by Women Empowerment Telugu Association, the day will include an Indian fashion show, interesting panel discussions, lunch, and a meet-and-greet with film director B.V. Nandini Reddy. The event takes place at Four Points by Sheraton in Coppell, and it is free and open to families. Get tickets.

March 8: National Women’s Day All Women Electric Campfire Acoustic Jam

The ladies take over Deep Ellum’s Sons of Hermann Hall from 3 until 9 p.m. to honor the female singer/songwriters who hail from North Texas. Free.

March 8: Women’s Day Celebration 2020 – Festa e Ditës së Gruas

The Albanian American Cultural Center of Texas hosts what promises to be an afternoon dance party, with good food, cold drinks, and a live DJ to celebrate. The party takes place at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott in Irving. Get tickets.

March 12: Women in STEM Luncheon

In recognition of International Women’s Day, The Women’s Network of the Frontiers of Flight Museum presents decorated U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot Elizabeth McCormick. She’s a terrific motivational speaker, and the event supports the museum’s Youth STEM Initiative. Get tickets.

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