Celebrate 2020 International Women’s Day in Washington, DC

Women should celebrate Women’s Day every day, but life is sometimes to busy to celebrate daily, so luckily, we have a day in the calendar reminding us to celebrate us (read more about the history of International Women’s Day here).
Here are some ideas of how to celebrate International Women’s Day in the nation’s capital:

Party – BGR!Fest™: International Women’s Day Closing Day Party and Jam Session

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! CEO and celebrity DJ Beverly Bond, DJ Qiana Parks, and friends close out BGR!Fest and celebrate International Women’s Day with a free Day Party and Jam Session.
2-6 PM at the Skylight Pavilion in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566.
More info in this link.

Eat – at Women-Owned Restaurants

This day is an excellent opportunity to try one of the women-owned restaurants in DC.
Choose between Vegan, Italian, or Mexican.

Art – International Women’s Day 2020 @ the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Free event featuring live music, hands-on activities, conversation, and much more.
12-5 PM at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005.
More info in this link.

Activism – Participate in Women as Climate Justice Champions

Join Dining for Women, Peace is Loud, UNICEF USA, and Women of Peace Corps Legacy for an International Women’s Day celebration, “Women as Climate Justice Champions.” A conference and networking event featuring Dr. Tererai Trent – an educator, author, and the founder of Tererai Trent International, which aims to provide quality education in rural Africa, Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld, Co-Founder and CEO of African People & Wildlife and the notable author and Correspondent Helene Cooper.
4-7 PM at American University – Constitution Hall, 3501 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016.
More info in this link.



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History – Celebrate the 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary

2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. DC is hosting several exhibitions about women Suffrage and the long journey of women in their right to vote. Check out this list here.

Go to the Opera – Here Be Sirens

An opera by American Kate Soper explores with wit, humor, and pathos, the experience of Homer’s Odyssean three singers.
7-9 PM at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010.
Use this link for discounted tickets.

Laugh – at a comedy show

RIOT! An International Women’s Day Comedy Event:
Margaret Cho, Dulcé Sloan, Sasheer Zamata, Jen Kirkman, and Catherine Cohen come together to celebrate women in the arts through song and laughter.
8-9:30 PM at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566.
More info in this link.

Visit – Women’s Landmarks

Statues and memorials honoring women in the nation’s capital are on this link, along with a map.