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Go Forth And Slay: International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month 2017

"It's Beautiful Where You Are" by Joseph Boyd, Photo: Amanda Hill
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“It’s Beautiful Where You Are” by Joseph Boyd, Photo: Amanda Hill

Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate we’ve got a few suggestions for ways women of Memphis can network and hang out during the month of March.

Celebrate the cultural contributions of Memphis women in the arts community by gathering at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park for a group portrait. Meet a friend, a collaborator or a sister in art. You will take the picture at 5:30 so don’t be late. The Women in Art group was born from a Spark event. Spark, a program of Ballet Memphis, is community conversations centered around the arts. Join the Facebook group here for more info.

This month’s Spillit session will host women artists sharing stories about art and the feminine perspective in their art.  Confirmed artists include Melissa Sweazy (filmmaker), Chandra Kamaria (poet/writer), Katrina Coleman (comedian), and Eileen Frazer (dancer). They will even pick out some guests from the audience so if you have a story to tell, sign up when you arrive. Complimentary wine, snacks and lots of great conversation. Spark is a program of Ballet Memphis.

Fiber is a tribute to all the things that make black femininity so special. Takes place at Orange Mound Gallery.

Enjoy an evening of true stories. The theme is Ladies. If you are interested in telling your story, email a summary to spillitstories@gmail.com. $10 admission, paid at the door.

Meet and discuss Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera. Location is Otherlands. All Planned Parenthood supporters are welcome to attend. If you are purchasing your book online, be sure to use AmazonSmile to benefit Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region with each purchase. You can join the Memphis Feminist Book Club here.

Sign up today for the second annual Women’s Summit on March 30th. The summit will span themes of professional, personal and community leadership to invigorate and empower us to elevate ourselves and Memphis. The one day event includes: breakout sessions with local leaders, vendor booths, a luncheon featuring a panel of top female leaders from Memphis and a keynote address given by Susan Packard, Co-founder of HGTV.

The Lapel Project is an inclusive community for Memphis’ startup-slaying, change-making, raise-negotiating, side-hustling, and norm-disrupting women. Our mission is to bring together Memphis’ entrepreneurial and professional women, those who identify as women, and non-binary individuals, for conversation, connections, and celebration of each other’s success. The Lapel Project hosts year-round networking events, educational programming & workshops, and an online community. The Lapel Project is Geeked Memphis’ flagship initiative. Geeked’s mission is to grow inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation in Memphis by supporting and celebrating diverse entrepreneurs, creatives, and makers. 

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Go here for ongoing ways to network and meet new friends.

Go here for all the March events.

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