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Women’s History Month Community Resources – The Temple News


March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to honor and celebrate it both on the Temple University campus and around Philadelphia.

Women’s History Month, originally established in 1981 as a week-long celebration, became a month-long celebration in 1995dedicated to honoring the contributions and achievements of women throughout United States history.

Here are some ways for students, faculty, staff, and community members to celebrate and get involved this month.


Commemoration of the 200th birthday of Harriet Tubman

The Cecile. B. Moore Freedom Fighters will moderate a discussion on the influence of Harriet Tubman’s courage and activism. Jubilee School students will also present short stories they have written about female activists who have contributed to the fight for women’s rights at the event. The discussion will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 16 at 2 p.m.

Women’s Film Festival

Diamond Screen Film Series is hosting the Women’s Film Festival on Friday, March 18 at 5 p.m. at The Reel at Howard Gittis Student Center. The festival will highlight films made by women writers, directors and film students in the Department of Film and Media Arts. For those unable to attend in person, there will be a virtual broadcast option from March 18-24.

art fair

HERstory is an annual performing arts showcase and banquet hosted by the Office of Leadership and Development that celebrates women who are often overlooked in traditional Women’s History Month celebrations. The event will begin with an art market at 6 p.m. and conclude with poetry recitation and musical performances on Wednesday, March 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in room 217 of the Howard Gittis Student Center.

Who runs it!? Feminine Art Showcase

On Saturday, March 26, Sunflower Philly will host “Who Run It!? Women’s Art Showcase” at 1725 N. 15th Street from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The day will begin with a free yoga class at 10 a.m., followed by live painting, music, poetry readings and guest speakers like Kali Silverman and Tiffany Jade.


Black Women’s Health Alliance

BWHA aims to improve health care for African American and other minority women and their families through advocacy, education, research and support services. Individuals can apply to volunteer in their health programs, fairs and workshops, through their websiteor in person at 1324 W. Clearfield Street.

Women of Excellence

WE is a non-profit organization that provides temporary housing and prevention programs to help women, girls and families reach their full potential. Those interested can volunteer in WE’s mentoring programs, to help participants achieve their goals and establish personal accountability, or their empowerment workshops which explore topics such as health and wellness, communication, time management and personal development. To volunteer, visit their location in person at 2848-50 N. 9th Street, or contact them at 215-226-4999 or [email protected]

Throw like a woman

TLAW supports institutions that help underrepresented and vulnerable populations through virtual workshops, training sessions, assessments, and community building through work with nonprofit organizations. Anyone interested can volunteer to help with leadership development, resource planning, performance management, recruiting, and onboarding for nonprofits in the Philadelphia area. To volunteer, contact them at 267-728-4110 or email them at [email protected]

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Women Against Abuse

WAB is a non-profit organization that provides resources and support, such as free legal representation to people who are victims of domestic violence, in hopes of ending domestic violence through their advocacy and community education like workshops and trainings. People can donate through their website or by check sent to 100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1341, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.

women’s path

Women’s Way is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls and gender equality. Donations will help create more equitable opportunities through educational resources, forums and workshops on gender, race and wages. To donate, visit their website.

Women’s Opportunities Resource Center

WORC promotes social and economic self-sufficiency for economically disadvantaged women and their families. They offer training, individual business assistance, savings incentive programs, job placement, and access to business and financial resources. Donations can be made on their website or by check, mailed to Women’s Opportunities Resource Center 2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103. Donations help provide loans to those who do not have adequate access to education and training to help people to start small businesses.