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The Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center, (EHC), in partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum and other Evanston women’s organizations, announces a full calendar of March events in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
• On March 8 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at EHC, 225 Greenwood St., there will be a morning celebration of International Women’s Day, with brief remarks highlighting the work of Evanston women leaders. Light refreshments will be served.This event is free, but reservations are required as capacity is limited. Women and girls of all ages are welcome. Reservations can be made at evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events.
• Later on March 8 International Women’s Day commemorations will continue with a showing and discussion of the film “I Am Jane Doe,” sponsored by the YWCA Evanston/NorthShore and other Evanston women’s organizations. The film highlights the stories of several American women who discover their daughters have been the victims of online trafficking. This event will take place from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave. Tickets at $10 ($5 for
students) can be purchased at ywca.org.
• On March 11 there will be special tours of the Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Ave., where visitors can learn more about the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union’s historic work against sex trafficking worldwide. The tours will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and cost $10. More info can be found at franceswillardhouse.org.
• On March 15 at 7 p.m. at 225 Greenwood St., Evanston History Center’s “Under the Buffalo” will present author Pamela Bannos discussing her new book, “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.” Tickets are $10, payable at the door (EHC and FWHM members are free).
A reception sponsored by Whole Foods Evanston begins at 6:30 p.m.; Bookends and Beginnings will have books for signing and sale after the talk. Reservations are recommended: evanstonhistorycenter.org.