By Alli Tolbert, Communications and Marketing Intern
At Edge of Seven, we are getting excited for International Women’s Day, which will be celebrated across the globe this Friday, March 8th. If you are in Denver and are looking for ways to commemorate the day, we’ve compiled a list of events and activities being held in celebration of women and those seeking to inspire and create change in the world we share. We hope to see you out and about! And, if you’re not in Denver, we urge you to check out this site to find an IWD event near you.
March 3-10, 2013: Women + Film VOICES Film Festival 2013
Times and locations vary
The Denver Film Society will be hosting its third annual Women + Film VOICES Film Festival during the week and weekend of International Women’s Day. The week-long festival showcases a variety of short films, documentaries, and feature presentations as well as guest speakers to discuss inspirational stories of women around the world.
For the entire list of short films, documentaries, and other wonderful events, please follow the Denver Film’s Society link here
March 7, 2013: Arise the Movie
Mayan Theater on S. Broadway, 7pm-9pm
Arise is an award winning documentary that captures the portraits and stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth. Weaving together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story that inspires us to work for the earth.
March 9, 2013: “Girl Rising” Film
SIE Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave, 9am
The Zonta Club of Denver will be hosting its Day of Film 2013 featuring “Girl Rising,” a new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. The film highlights nine girls around the world who struggle to follow their dreams despite difficult circumstances. For more information on tickets and pricing, please visit the Zonta Club of Denver’s homepage. NOTE: Edge of Seven will also be partnering with several local nonprofit organizations on a screening of Girl Rising on April 4th. To register for that screening, visit this page.
Can’t make it to these events this week? Embedded below is a short Ted Talk titled “Radical women, embracing tradition” by Kavita Ramdas from the Global Fund for Women. Enjoy!