Celebrate 2020 Women’s History Month in Philly

An exciting month full of events that celebrate Women’s History Month in one of the most historic cities in the US. Choose from comedy to history, from guided to self-guided walk, between summit, lectures, or have it all. Happy Women’s History Month in Philadelphia!

Laugh – at a Comedy Show

Comedian Ms. Pat (This Is Not Happening) Finds Humor in Hard Times
A comedic storytelling show about Ms. Pat’s intense life. Do not miss!
March 13-14, 9:45 PM at Punch Line Philly, 33 E Laurel St, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
More info and discounted tickets in this link.

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women)
Punch Line Philly to introduce you to the next crop of brilliant up-and-coming female comedians.
March 18th, 8 PM at Punch Line Philly, 33 E Laurel St, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
More info and discounted tickets in this link.

Tour – and follow the female legacy

A perfect opportunity to join this daily tour about the pioneering women who lived, shaped, and contributed to Philadelphia and America.
Daily at 11 AM, the departure from 600 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Booking and more info in this link.

Or take a self-guided walk and visit statues and museums commemorating women in the city. All the details are in this link.

See a History Show

Under the Bonnet – the Life of Lucretia Mott
Lucretia Mott was a tenacious woman who spent her life fighting for the rights of women and African Americans. The play presents her through conversations with her husband, James Mott, and with insights from fellow women’s rights advocate, Frederick Douglass. Under the Bonnet reveals the strength and tenacity of her character as well as the tender and compassionate woman under the bonnet.
Free, March 22nd, 3 PM at the Women’s History Essay Contest Student Awards Ceremony, Historic Fair Hill, 5501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

Weekends at the Betsy Ross House
Free with admission, Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Suffragist Saturdays with Dora Lewis at 11 AM – 2 PM.
Dora Lewis was a native Philadelphian and heroine of the American suffrage movement. Hear real stories from the front lines of the struggle to get women the vote, including tales of brutal beatings, arrests and hunger strikes she endured for the cause.
Women’s Storytelling, Sundays 11 AM – 2 PM.
Once Upon A Nation Storytellers will share short, true stories of women’s struggles to gain the vote and their other often unsung contributions to society.

Catch a Movie

A screening of A League of Their Own, followed by a conversation about baseball and film with the former pitcher and current analyst Ricky Bottalico, hosted by Emmy-award winning Film Critic Bill Wine! Join us for the start of an exciting new tradition in Manayunk!

March 22nd, 6:30 PM at Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center, 7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA 19127.
More info and discounted tickets in this link.

Participate in a Summit – Philadelphia Commission for Women’s Annual Summit for Women and Girls

An opportunity for Philadelphians of all walks of life to be inspired by the stories of women and girls who are national and local trailblazers in business, politics, education, and healthcare. The summit will include-continental breakfast and lunch, speakers, workshops, and resource fairs.
Free, March 27th, 9 AM – 3:30 PM at the National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
More info in this link.

Lecture – Women Leading Change: From voting rights onward

An evening of conversations about the history and legacy of the 19th amendment that secured women the right to vote.
March 10th, 6:30 – 8 PM at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Activism – Women Against Abuse presents 12th Annual Dish It Up

A fundraising event to support Women Against Abuse, and food tasting competition in featuring all female chefs, showcasing their skills.
March 19th, 6-9 PM at Tork Club, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA 19148.
More info in this link.

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