Don’t Ms.: Women’s History Month, Million Women Rise, Mujeres de Maiz and More!

Everywhere: March 1 was established in 1986 as Women of Color Day! The first also marks the start of Women’s History Month–this year’s theme is “Our History is Our Strength.” Stay tuned all month long as we blog about special events and special moments in women’s history.

New York: If you’re in the mood to dance while helping to support public education, head to The Downtown Music Festival, benefiting The Fund for Public Schools. The festival features Art Brut, Lissy Trullie, Santigold and others. Get your tickets for Friday, March 4 here (Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street) and Saturday, March 5 here (Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street)

Vancouver, British Columbia: The Utopia Now Festival: Women and Digital Culture features music workshops, dance parties, panels, performances and Peaches! Proceeds support W2’s Second Annual Girls Creative Tech Summer Camps. I saw Peaches perform once and it was nuts–get your advance tickets here. March 5-6 @ W2 Storeyum, 151 W. Cordova St.

San Antonio: The Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media Conference will address issues of agency, objectification and struggle in hip hop, and the conference includes performances. March 4 @ University of Texas at San Antonio

London: Join in the U.K.’s 4th annual demonstration against global male violence at the Million Women Rise march. Meet March 5, 12 p.m. @ Hyde Park

Los Angeles: The Mujeres de Maiz 14th anniversary art show celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s Herstory Month is an interdisciplinary, intercultural, intergenerational experience worth checking out. March 6, 6 p.m. @ The Paramount, 2708 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.

If you know of any other feminist events this week, post them in the comments. If you have an upcoming event to feature, email me at

Image of suffragist Inez Milholland from Flickr user under Creative Commons 3.0


  1. We have an event on March 5th. Las Mujeres que Soy, "The Women that I am" a Spanish play rescuing the voices the women of our Latin lineage. This plays (in Spanish) gives voice to Lilith, Mary Magdalene, Malintzin, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and Joan the Pope. All proceed will go to help women who suffer domestic violence.

    Saturday March 5th.
    Veterans Memorial Center
    1455 Madison Ave.
    Redwood City, CA. 94061

  2. Guerrilla Girls On Tour's new show "If You Can Stand the Heat: The Herstory of Women and Food" at Keene State College, New Hampshire Tuesday, March 8th at 7PM at the Mabel Brown Student Center. Free! For more info on other Guerrilla Girls On Tour performances in March go to or or! Go bananas!

  3. We have three events in March!

    A panel at Hunter College in NY on March 8th — The Fire that Ignited a Movement of Women Workers
    A women's history walk of downtown Manhattan on March 27
    A screening of the new documentary Triangle Fire with filmmaker Jamila Wignot on March 27

    more info at our site!

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