Women's History Month Calendar of Events

Modified: March 8, 2018 10:21am

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Commemorating Women’s History Month in Buffalo & Erie County

Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

March 2018 Calendar

 

Please check listed phone/website to confirm location, dates and times. Activities listed as submitted by 2/3/2018.

$ = There is a charge for this event.

 

  • Sat, Feb 24, 2 p.m. Suffrage Talk & Tea. Speaker historian Susan Goodier. Includes “Votes for Women!” NYS Museum traveling exhibit on view through March 31. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. $, www.trsite.org/events, 716-884-0095

 

  • Wed, February 28, 6:30 p.m. Jewelry Making Workshop: Kumihimo Bracelets. Ages 14-adult. Clearfield Branch Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Amherst. Free, www.BuffaloLib.org, registration requested at 716-688-4955

 

  • Throughout March: Exhibit Celebration of Women in STEM. Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. Free with Museum admission, www.Sciencebuff.org, 716-896-5200

 

  • Thu, March 1, 4 p.m. Women’s History Month Kickoff. Speakers, readings, awarding of 2018 Women of Courage, Compassion & Commitment awards. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, www.BuffaloLib.org, 716-858-8900

 

  • Thu, March 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Educators Workshop, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-85. Exhibit tour, discussion, arts activities. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo. $, www.albrightknox.org, 716-270-8292

 

  • Fri, March 2, 12 noon-1 p.m. Women’s Ways Peace Ways Series presented by WNY Peace Center. Speakers Kelly Maracle, Nadia Shahram, Esq. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, 716-931-3520 www.wnypeace.org

 

  • Sat, March 3, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Annual Roses for Outstanding Women Awards Program. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, 716-858-8900, www.BuffaloLib.org

 

  • Sat, Mar 3, 2-7 p.m. Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art & Feminism. Learn to edit! Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Center, 617 Main Street, Buffalo. Free but registration requested – 716-884-7172, www.squeaky.org,

 

  • Sun, March 4, 18, 25. 2 p.m. Sunday Insights We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-85. Discussion program. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo. Free with museum admission, www.albrightknox.org, 716-270-8292

 

  • March 5-30. Exhibit Votes for Women!. History of Women’s Suffrage in NYS. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. www.BuffaloLib.org, 716-858-8900

 

  • March 6-8, 10-11 a.m. Webinar Series: Government Contracting 101. Online series sponsored by U.S. Small Business Administration and Women’s Business Center at Canisius College. Free, www.events.sba.gov, 716-551-3240

 

  • Wed, March 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Spread the Word to End the ‘R’Word. Speakers, resource materials supporting people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, 716-858-8900 www.BuffaloLib.org,

 

  • Wed, March 7, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. E Network Networking Program for Women Entrepreneurs presented by the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College. Canisius College Science Hall, Room SH063, 1901 Main Street, Buffalo. $, 716-888-8280 www.thewomensbusinesscenter.com

 

 

  • March 8-April 20. Photographic Exhibit Nurtured Memories: An Exhibition by Phyllis Thompson. Opening Reception March 8, 5-8 p.m. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street, Buffalo. Free, 716-348-1430, www.wnybookarts.org/exhibitions

 

  • Thu, March 8, 5:30 p.m. Dedication of the Declaration for Equalities for Moslem Women. Dedication ceremony, reception presented by Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women’s Rights. O’Brien Hall, UB Law School, Buffalo. Free but reservations requested – attorneynadia@gmail.com

 

  • Thu, March 8, 7 p.m. Concert: Dear Nina, a Sonic Love Letter to Nina Simone with Drea D’Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo. $, www.albrightknox.org, 716-270-8292

 

  • Thu, March 8, 7:30 p.m. DIVA by DIVA presents American Patriot...A Woman’s Journey. Songs, readings, humor and quotes celebrating a century of women’s suffrage in NYS. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst. $, www.oconnellandcompany.com, 716-848-0800

 

  • Fri, March 9, 12 noon-1 p.m. Chairman’s Book Club. Panelists Rhonda Ricks, Hilary Vandenbark & Sara Vescio discuss Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, hosted by Karen King, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, 716-858-8900, www.BuffaloLib.org

 

 

  • Sat, March 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. First Amendment, First Vote Conference. New civic engagement program for girls grades 9-12 presented by Erie County Commission on the Status of Women. Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo. Free, 716-858-8307

 

  • Sat, March 10, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Secrets from the Stacks: Women’s History. Pop-up display from the Museum’s collection. Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo. Free with museum admission, www.buffalohistory.org, 716-873-9644

 

  • Sat, March 10, 17, 24, 10-11:30 a.m. Radical Clothing Workshop (ages 12-14). Construct wearable sculpture with mixed media, hand sewing and fabric printing. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo. $, 716-270-8292, www.albrightknox.org

 

  • Sat, March 10, 2-3:30 p.m. Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Series Votes for Women! On Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement with facilitator historian Susan Goodier. Clearfield Branch Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. Free, 716-688-4955 www.BuffaloLib.org/library-locations/clearfield

 

  • Sun, March 11, 2 p.m. DIVA by DIVA presents American Patriot...A Woman’s Journey. Songs, readings, humor and quotes celebrating a century of women’s suffrage in NYS. St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 555 Northampton Street, Buffalo. $, www.oconnellandcompany.com, 716-848-0800

 

  • Mon, March 12, 12 noon-1 p.m. Author Talk with Buffalo News sports reporter Amy Moritz. Copies of her book I Thought You’d Be Faster: The Quest to Become an Athlete available for purchase. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, www.BuffaloLib.org, 716-858-8900

 

  • Tue, March 13, 4-8 p.m. Women Supporting Women Exclusive Shopping Event. Proceeds benefit WNY Women’s Foundation. Danahy’s, 3206 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. $, reservations required at 716-887-2762 or Ashley@wnywfdn.org

 

  • Wed, March 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Colon Cancer Screening: Debunking the Myth Program/resources by Cancer Services of Erie County. Take action against the third leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, www.BuffaloLib.org, 716-858-8900

 

 

  • Wed, March 14, 5-6 p.m. Growing Pathways for a Better Future: Scholarships presented by Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY. Speakers Dr. Gliset Colon, Marcelina Rondon & Tamara Alsace, Ph.D. Niagara Branch Library, 280 Porter Avenue, Buffalo. Free, www.hispanicheritagewny.org, 716-703-8342

 

  • Wed, March 14, 6 p.m. Their Great Adventure: WNY Women in WWI. Speaker historian Susan Eck. Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo. $, 716-873-9644 x301, www.buffalohistory.org,

 

  • Thu, March 15, 5-6 p.m. Growing Pathways for a Better Future: Life Insurance presented by Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY. Speakers Donna Medina & Joe Czaja. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, www.BuffaloLib.org, 716-858-8900

 

  • Thu, March 15, 6-8 p.m. Radical Women’s Night Out. Panel discussion, exhibition tours, reception. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo. $, 716-270-8292 www.albrightknox.org

 

  • Fri, March 16, 12 noon-1 p.m. Women’s Ways Peace Ways Series presented by WNY Peace Center. Speaker Diana Lynn Patton & others. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, 716-931-3520, www.wnypeace.org

 

  • Sat, March 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. AAUW-Buffalo Branch Tech Savvy 13 Conference. Inspiring middle school girls to pursue STEM careers! UB North Campus Student Union, Amherst. $. Advance registration required – www.originaltechsavvy.org, 716-559-3037

 

  • Sat, March 17, 11 a.m.-12 noon. Teddy Bear Story Hour featuring Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell. For ages 3-8 with adults. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. $, www.trsite.org/events, 715-884-0095

 

  • Tue, March 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. DIVA BY DIVA: A Celebration of Women – Nevertheless She Persisted! New Womens History Month show benefitting WNY Women’s Foundation. The Park School, 4625 Harlem Road, Amherst. $, www.wnywomensfoundation.org

 

  • Wed, March 21, 6:30 p.m. Natural Women: A Musical Celebration with Susan King. Eggertsville-Snyder Library, 4622 Main Street, Snyder. Free, www.BuffaloLib.org, 716-839-0700

 

 

  • Thu, March 22, 6 p.m. DIVA by DIVA presents American Patriot...A Woman’s Journey. Songs, readings, humor an quotes celebrating a century of women’s suffrage in NYS. The Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. $, www.oconnellandcompany.com, 716-848-0800

 

  • Fri, March 23, 12 noon-1 p.m. Women’s Ways Peace Ways Series presented by WNY Peace Center. Speakers Patricia Alinda Elliott-Patton, Andrea O’Suilleabhain & Betty Jean Grant. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. Free, www.wnypeace.org, 716-931-3520

 

  • Sat, March 24, 2-3:30 p.m. Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Series Votes for Women! On Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited with facilitator historian Susan Goodier. Clearfield Branch Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Williamsville. Free, 716-688-4955, www.BuffaloLib.org/library-locations/clearfield

 

  • Wed, March 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Women’s Business Center at Canisius College Ignite 2018 Awards Luncheon. Celebrating women business owners of WNY! Canisius College Science Hall, 1901 Main Street, Buffalo. $, 716-888-8280 www.thewomensbusinesscenter.com,

 

 

  • Thu, March 29, 12 noon-1 p.m. Clever Women: Innovators of Buffalo’s Golden Age. Speaker Kelly Hayes McAlonie, FAIA.Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo.Free, www.BuffaloLib.org, 716-858-8900

 

Women’s History Month in Buffalo & Erie County is coordinated by the following Partners:

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Erie County Commission on the Status of Women

WNY Women’s Foundation

Women’s Business Center at Canisius College

Planned Parenthood of Central & Western NY

 

League of Women Voters

University at Buffalo Gender Institute

The Teal Project, Inc.

New York State Women, Inc. Buffalo Niagara Chapter

Zonta Club of Buffalo

AAUW-Buffalo Branch

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8307
Fax: (716) 858-8311

Commission on the Status of Women
95 Franklin Street, Suite 624
Buffalo, New York 14202