March 7, 2011 at 9:33 am , by Amanda Wolfe
Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The first IWD honored suffragettes—the women who campaigned for our right to vote. Now the day is celebrated around the world with events that raise money and awareness for hundreds of issues affecting women and girls. It’s a powerful way to celebrate how far we’ve come—and keep pushing for much-needed change, especially for our sisters across the globe who have less opportunities than we do. Want to celebrate with us? Here’s how!
* Find an event near you at InternationalWomensDay.com. There are literally thousands of events going on around the world—everything from major conferences and marches to movie nights, concerts and makeovers. Air India will even be flying all-female crews tomorrow to honor the day.
* Attend the CARE National Conference in Washington, D.C. Okay it’s probably a little late but if you’re in the D.C. area, it’s an amazing 3-day event where you can hear from and be inspired by amazing women like Melinda Gates, Laura Bush, Judy Woodruff and our very own editor-in-chief Sally Lee. Follow CARE on Twitter to keep up with all the action from afar.
* Can’t find an event close by? Do something yourself to honor the day. We are loving the cupcake party toolkit from our friends at Vivanista and Sprinkles cupcakes to benefit CARE (and help eliminate global poverty). When you sign up to throw your own Party With a Purpose, they’ll give you a free toolkit with cupcake recipes, IWD trivia and more. Sweet! You can also watch broadcasts from events around the world on YouTube.
March 2, 2010 at 9:51 am , by Amanda Wolfe
We’re psyched to tell you about a can’t-miss, one-day event that’s happening this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in theaters across the country. The event was inspired by the amazing stories from Half the Sky by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, and one of our favorite do-good organizations, CARE, helped put it together. You’ll even see a special guest star who’s very close to our hearts (Sally Lee, our fabulous do-gooder- and editor-in-chief)!
Half the Sky will feature musical performances, celebrity commentary and the world premiere of “Woineshet,” a short film by Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone. You’ll also see appearances by India.Arie, Maria Bello, Diane Birch, Michael Franti, Dr. Helene Gayle, Angelique Kidjo, Nicholas Kristof, and Sarah, Duchess of York.
Celebrate International Women’s Day and get inspired to help women and girls everywhere turn oppression into opportunity. Learn more about Half the Sky and buy tickets to a showing in a theater near you!