This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Inspiring Change.” It is meant to recognize and educate others about the need for women’s equality, which has made great strides but still has a long way to go. This theme calls for challenging the status quo around the world and bringing change that provides more women with more opportunities and equal standing.
As such, International Women’s Day was created to celebrate all achievements made by women in the social, economic, and political environments. It is a great way to also call attention to those areas that require more action.
Every year since 1911 when it started, International Women’s Day has been celebrated on the same day – March 8th. There are events all over the world that celebrate this day, including those organized by women’s groups, organizations, governments, charities, the media and educational institutions.
Many events are planned in the Albuquerque area to celebrate International Women’s Day. Here is information on some of the events:
We are the Water
New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light and New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps are hosting the third annual, We Are the Eighth Day, an event celebrating International Women’s day. The theme is year is We Are of Water. It will be held on:
Sunday, March 23, 2014,
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
431 Richmond Pl NE
Five women artists will use the visual and spoken word to explore nature and change and express their spirituality through art. There will also be many artist booths and local food and beverages are also featured.
Disc Golf Tournament
There will also be a disc golf tournament held on March 8th at the Brent Baca Memorial Disc Golf Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Another event will be held March 7th, 2014 and is set to fight for equality in wages and workers’ rights at the University of New Mexico AFSCME Council located at 1202 Pennsylvania Street NE in Albuquerque.
You can do your part by participating in these and supporting women you know by giving them a gift of flowers and thanking them for a job well done.