Women Matter - A Celebration of International Women's Day

When: March 9 2020

Where: Portland, United States


Join Cascadia for an afternoon of food, music, art, and conversation to honor the powerful women in the local communities.

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

Event Details:

DATE: Monday, March 9, 2020
TIME: 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Cascadia Garlington Health Center, 3036 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Run of Event:

2:45 - 3:50 PM: Joy Harjo Documentary Videos
3:50 - 4:05 PM.: Reflection and discussion led by Lean Holder
4:05- 4:20 PM: Break
4:20 - 4:40 PM: Dance Performance: "Depression: A Story of Relief" by Sweta Ravisankar
4:40 - 5:30 PM: Recognition of Women for their Commitment and Passion

Joy Harjo is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine books of poetry, several plays, children's books, and a memoir, and also has five award-winning music albums.

Sweta Ravisankar is a trained Bharatanatyam artist and has been in this field of performing art for the past 25 years. She runs her dance school “Sarada Kala Nilayam” in Portland, OR and San Jose, CA.

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