Friday, February 28, 2014

Women's History Month Events

Happy Women’s History Month! 

This March, the MWPC will be sure to keep you updated on all of the events around the Commonwealth celebrating Women’s History Month. Below are some events that will be taking place this month:
  • On Tuesday March 25th, we will be hosting a Young Professionals Event “Getting There and Staying There” featuring the public speaker and leadership coach Priscilla Douglas. Join us from 6-7pm at Market Lounge, 21 Broad Street for an evening of networking and professional guidance. The event is free and open to the public, please RSVP to
  • Every Tuesday in March from 5pm - 7:30pm, Darryl’s Corner Bar will be having a National Women’s History Month Speaker Series. Speakers include Dani Monroe (Mar. 3), Carole Copeland Thomas (Mar. 11), Monica Cost (Mar. 25), and Juliette Mayers (Apr. 1).
  • On March 6th, from 2pm - 4:30pm, the Discovery Museum will celebrate Amelia Earhart with “SMART Gals (Science, Math, Art): Amelia Earhart”.
  • On March 7th, starting at 7:30am, the  17th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast Moving Women's Wages Forward - Locally and Globally will take place in the Paresky Center of Simmons College.
  • On March 20th, at 6:30pm, filmmaker Catherine Russo will show her documentary “A Moment in Her Story”. This documentary shows stories from the women’s movement in Boston. It will take place in the Cambridge Public Library. 
  • On March 27th, from 7pm - 8:30pm, the Abigail Adams Historical Society will have a discussion panel titled “Revolutionary Women: Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and Judith Sargent Murray”.

Republicans in the House are struggling to complete their GROW Project, Growing Republican Opportunities for Women. Last June, Republican leaders in the House announced the program to elect more women, but aren’t meeting their goals. Thirty years ago, both Republicans and Democrats had equal female representation. Today, the Democratic Party takes the lead in female seats, with Democrats comprising three quarters of women in the House. Additionally, “an ABC-Fusion poll last October found that only 23 percent of Republicans agreed that “it would be a good thing if more women were elected to Congress,” while 60 percent of the Democrats surveyed agreed with that statement.” Hopefully, the Republican Party can find the support it needs to boost female representation within the House.

Have a great week!