Event listing 3/8 til 3/14

International Women’s Day: A Community Celebration – hosted by RAHA Iranian Women’s Collective.

Date: Monday, March 8, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Alwan for the Arts (16 Beaver Street, 4 FL, New York)                                                                                              Ticket: $5-10 suggested donation

Please jin RAHA Iranian Women’s Collective for a community celebration of 100 years of International Women’s Day!

Now more than ever, it is time to build bridges between women’s communities – our celebration will gather folks from across the city to recognize and celebrate one hundred years of strength, solidarities, and struggle.

They will screen two very short documentaries – one of the historic 1979 International Women’s Day march in Tehran that drew women from around Iran and around the world, and another that takes a look the 2006 Million Signatures Campaign, which mobilized women across Iran to gather signatures in support of ending discriminatory laws against women.

The screenings will be followed by a community discussion of the films, of International Women’s Day, and the connections for and amongst ourselves as activists and feminists here in New York City.

Featured guests:
Parvin Ardalan – Million Signatures Campaign
Bitta Mostofi – Where is My Vote – NY
Valeria Treves – New Immigrant Community Empowerment
Eesha Pandit – Raising Women’s Voices
Gayatri Gopinath – Associate Professor, Program Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies, NYU
Gabriela Villareal – New York Immigration Coalition

(A group of Iranian feminists have put out a Call for Solidarity around the world – to organize initiatives throughout March in support of their demand to end state-led violence and repression, as well as the immediate release of all political detainees in Iran.)