In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, several local organizations are hosting a celebration at the Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., according to a county press release.
The event will kick off with an overview of state and federal legislation by attorney Joe Moss. A Civics 101 workshop facilitated by Lisa Ellen Smith and Michael Golojuch will follow. The workshop will center on how to advocate for legislative bills.
Copies of the Bill of Rights that were donated by the American Civil Liberties Union will be distributed to the first 200 attendees.
At 7:15 p.m., a film directed by Kamala Lopez will be shown. “Equal Means Equal” spotlights wage discrimination, poverty, reproductive healthcare, domestic violence, pregnancy discrimination and other issues faced by women.
In addition, representatives of the ACLU, Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women, YWCA of Kaua‘i, Zonta Club of Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Indivisible and other advocacy groups will be on hand to answer questions.
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements, while calling for gender equality.
The first International Women’s Day was observed in 1908 when a group of 15,000 women marched on the streets of New York, demanding their rights.
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