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Pawtucket Celebrates 5th Annual Women’s History Month

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

  • Students in grades 5 –8 submitted 150-word essays on themes of Peace and Nonviolence. Winners will be recognized by the School Committee on Tues., March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Jenks Middle School.

Pawtucket Arts & Culture Commission

  • Exhibition: Pawtucket Women in the Arts—Emerging and Established City Hall Gallery, through May

Pawtucket Public Library

  • Monday Movie Matinees, Campbell Auditorium. Mondays, 1 p.m. Mad Max Fury Road, Albert Nobbs, In a World, Let It Rain
  • Author Talks, Library Auditorium: Allison O’Donnell “Stupid Cupid: A survival guide to online dating” on Wed., March 13, 6–8 p.m.; Dr. Karen Petit, The Life & Legacy of Roger Williams, Thurs., March 14; 4-6 p.m.
  • Women in the Arts Beading Class, Thurs., March 21, 5–8 p.m.
  • Storied Lives Book Club, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humbolt by historian Andrea Wulf, Wed., March 27, 7 p.m.

Old Slater Mill

  • Int’l Women’s Day Event, Friday, March 8, 9:30 –11:30 a.m.
  • Seamless Work manufacturing video exhibition. Women at work. Gallery hours: W–F, 11–4, Sat 10-3, through March 16
  • Museum FREE Day, Saturday, March 30, 11–3

Shri Yoga, Pawtucket Armory

  • Open Yoga Classes, FREE to Pawtucket & CF residents. Thursdays, 6–7:15; Saturdays, 9–10:30 a.m. through March

The Empowerment Factory

  • Makers Marketplace, Hope Artiste Village, studio 707, and Community Arts Workshops for Youth, FREE, Saturdays 9̶ a.m.–1 p.m.


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