Philadelphia has a variety of events both honoring the history of women, and celebrating their bright future.
Below are our top picks for events to celebrate Women's History Month, courtesy of Uwishunu:
1. International Womxn's Day at Asian Arts Initiative
Taking place on Friday, march 8th from 6-11pm, this inclusive international women's day includes a reception with food from LALO Philly, Tarot readings creative writing activities, a queer dance social and more. Tickets for the event are $15-20- check it out!
2. The Future is Female: A Dance Party at Ruba Club
Did someone say dance party? Happening Saturday March 9th at the Rhuba Club and starting at 10pm, jump into daylight savings by getting your groove on until the early hours of the morning- all with the help of an all female lineup helping to the keep the beats rockin'. With just a $13 cover, what's not to love?
3. The Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia
A 9 day festival that starts on Thursday, March 14th, the Women's Film Festival sets to show films made by women about women. The festival opens with the documentary "This Changes Everything", which examines the systemic gender bias and discrimination against women within the entertainment industry and outside of it. Happening at multiple locations across the city, visit thewomensfestival.org for more info.
4. They Persisted: Three Centuries of Philadelphia's Courageous Women in Historic Philadelphia
Learn interesting and some surprising facts on Friday, March 22nd, starting at the Betsy Ross House, before taking a tour of the city's Historic District as you learn about some of the Philadelphia women who made history.
5. Women in STEM Day at The Franklin Institute
Join the Franklin Institute on Saturday, March 23rd between 10-3 for interactive activities, talks and demonstrations that showcase female scientists and the potential opportunities for girls and women interested in a career in a STEM field.