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Local Events Planned To Celebrate Int’l Women’s Day

By Carla O'Day

By Carla O’Day

Reno Women's March 2016

Reno Women’s March, 2016. Image: Ty O’Neil

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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