By Carla O’Day
Several free events have been scheduled at various venues this week locally to mark International Women’s Day.
Observed on March 8, International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s also a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
This year’s campaign theme is “be bold for change.”
° 5 to 7 p.m. March 7 at Little Flower Catholic Church, 875 E. Plumb Lane. Food, music and resources will be available during this empowering event. Details: 775-324-3766
° 7 to 8 a.m. March 8 at University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St. Meet at the Quadrangle on the south end of campus to walk to music. Details: 775-784-4805
° 3 to 5 p.m. March 8 at Truckee Meadows Community College, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Sierra Building Room 108. Faculty plan to lead a discussion about women and the media, followed by a screening of “Killing Us Softly 4” with refreshments. Details: 775-673-7123
International Women’s Day: https://www.internationalwomensday.com
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Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.