Women’s History Month Events Around Pasadena/LA

by Jessica on March 2, 2018

By Kelly

Happy Women’s History Month! Here are a few events around town to help you celebrate!

Friday, March 2

7:00 PM – 10:00pm – Tucasa: An Art + Music Night – Women’s History Month
Location: Sabor y Cultura 5625 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Price: FREE

Celebrate Women’s History Month with an art and music night featuring women. VixKytten Galore Handmade, will also be bringing some of her amazing handcrafted products for purchase!

7:00pm – Brittney Cooper, in conversation with Morgan Parker, discusses and signs Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
Location: Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
Price: FREE

Attend a discussion between author Brittney Cooper and writer Morgan Parker about Brittney’s new book Eloquent Rage. The book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one’s own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again. Brittney will be available to sign books after the talk. Get more info or buy the book here.

Saturday, March 3

12pm-International Women’s Day March and Rally
Location: Metropolitan Detention Center 535 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Price: FREE

This year’s march will start at the Metropolitan Detention Center at Alameda and Aliso Streets and will end at Los Angeles City Hall. Join us starting at 11am for pre-march activities, including live screen-printing and art-making. Organized by Af3irm.

2:00 PM – 3:30pm – Women’s History Month: Cultural Icon
Location: Norwood Library 4550 N. Peck Rd. El Monte, CA 91732
Price: FREE

Canvas picture, RosieIn celebration of Women’s History Month, come by and create an art piece inspired by the iconic Rose the Riveter.  Also, learning a little history on this cultural icon. All programs are for teens ages 12-17 years old. More information available here. http://www.colapublib.org/calendar/index.php?eID=123245

Wednesday, March 7

7:00 pm – Who Am I? How Media Stereotypes Shape Gender Roles and What We Can Do About It
Location: Caltech – Beckman Institute Auditorium
Price: Tickets are $10

This talk will highlight the media’s impact on the way women see themselves, media literacy strategies to critically analyze media images and messages and tools to empower women and their children in the digital culture.

Please RSVP @ https://cwc.nationbuilder.com/whoami

Thursday, March 8th

7:00 pm – Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by author Nathalia Holt. (One City, One Story: 2018)
Location: All Saints Church 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA
Price: FREE

Holt will discuss her experiences writing Rise of the Rocket Girls. A question and answer session led by Pasadena Public Library Director Michelle Perera will immediately follow. Holt’s books will be available for sale and signing following the program. Find out more information here. https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/library/event/2018-one-city-one-story-rise-of-the-rocket-girls/

Saturday, March 10

9:00am to 12:00pm – SUPERCODERS CAMP – Girls Coding and Game Making Workshop
Location: Supplyframe 30 E. Del Mar Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105
Price: Tickets are $10

Girls grades 1-4 are welcomed to attend this 1-day workshop in celebration of Women’s History Month. Girl coders will learn the basics of coding and participate in a game making session where they will design and code their own superhero games.

Tablets will be provided for all participants who will also receive free access to codeSpark Academy for 6 months (valued at $48) and will receive giveaways including T-shirts, stickers and booklets. Food and refreshments will be served. You can sign up for the workshop here.

3:00 PM – 5:00pm Women who Shaped Pasadena hosted by Pasadena Walking Tours

Location: Tour will depart from Pasadena Public Library 285 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA
Price: Tickets are $10

On this tour you’ll walk in the footsteps of some of the women who inspired and were inspired by the City of Roses, and hear stories about their experiences and contributions to the life and growth of Pasadena, California.

Come learn about these fascinating people, make some new friends, and enjoy a pre-dinner stroll through Pasadena. All ages are welcome on this tour.

There will also be a tour Monday, March 12, 2018, from 4 pm – 6 pm if you cannot make it Saturday. Get more info or purchase tickets here.

Monday, March 19

7pm – Karen Karbo discusses and signs In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules
Location: Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
Price: FREE

Karen Karbo presents her new book In Praise of Difficult Women which explores the extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world. Karen will be available to sing books after the talk. Get more info or buy the book here.

Wednesday, March 21

6pm – Chelsea Clinton signs She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History
Location: Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
Price: Tickets are $23.04 and include one copy of She Persisted Around the World.

This event is a book signing only. Chelsea Clinton will be signing her new children’s book which introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe. Women featured include Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese and Malala Yousafzai. Get more information or purchase tickets here.

Thursday, Mar 29

6:30 PM – Telling My Stories: The Pioneering Fiction of Octavia E. Butler
Location: Pasadena Museum of History 470 W Walnut St, Pasadena CA
Price: Tickets are $10 for Members and $15 for General Admission

Join Natalie Russell, Assistant Curator of Literary Collections at the Huntington Library and curator of the recent Huntington exhibition, Telling My Stories: The Pioneering Fiction of Octavia E. Butler, for this lecture in celebration of Womens History Month and in conjunction with the new exhibition Dreaming the Universe.

Tickets include light refreshments and entrance to the exhibition Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California starting at 5:30 pm. You can purchase tickets here. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3186062