Month to be Headlined with International Women’s Day Celebration March 8th
PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Women’s History Month Committee and Senator Sandra Cano announced Pawtucket’s 5th Annual Women’s History Month celebration with a series of events. The Celebration will be headlined with the International Women’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 8th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the Old Slater Mill Historic Landmark (67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket).
“We welcome members of the community from Pawtucket and beyond to recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day and all of the month’s events with us,” said Senator Sandra Cano. “Now more than ever, we need to come together at the state and local levels to celebrate all the good that is happening and support the amazing efforts of women in our community. I thank the members of the committee and Chair Erin Dube for all of their hard work in making the celebration possible.”
This year, the celebration will honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society with the theme Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence. The Honorees embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to ensure just and peaceful results.
For generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, and communities. They have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace. These women consciously built supportive, nonviolent alternatives and loving communities as well as advocating change. They have given voice to the unrepresented and hope to victims of violence and those who dream of a peaceful world.
Events taking place all month long will include:
Pawtucket Public Schools Essay Contest
Pawtucket Arts & Culture Commission
Pawtucket Public Library
Old Slater Mill
Shri Yoga, Pawtucket Armory
The Empowerment Factory
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