There are many exciting events and activities planned throughout Philadelphia to celebrate Women’s History Month. From virtual film screenings and art exhibits to book talks and panel discussions, there is something for everyone to enjoy and participate in.
Join us as we come together to celebrate and uplift the incredible women of Philadelphia and beyond. Keep an eye on this blog as more events and activities are added!
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RBG Virtual Documentary Screening
Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and Philadelphia NOW for a virtual screening of RBG, a documentary exploring the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pioneering advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg’s life and career. From Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
Comrade Sisters: Women of The Black Panther Party
March 22 | 6-8 p.m.
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
Join the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Commission for Women and Philly NOW for an evening of conversation with Stephen Shames and Ericka Huggins, the authors of the acclaimed book “Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party,” on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Branch.
The authors will be joined by Dr. Regina Jennings and Ethel Paris, local members of Philadelphia’s Black Panther Party who will share their experiences. The conversation will be moderated by award-winning broadcast journalist and filmmaker, Karen Warrington.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this event will also be accompanied by an exhibit with iconic images from the book, accompanied by archival materials from Temple University’s Charles L. Blockson Collection, in the West Gallery One at the Free Library. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about the contributions of women in the Black Panther Party and their continued impact on the Civil Rights movement.