March is Women’s History Month
The 2019 National Women’s History month theme is “VISIONARY WOMEN: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” Nationally, it is an opportunity to honor women who have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, and communities. Women who have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict to work toward peace. From legal defense and public education to direct action and civil disobedience, women have expanded the American tradition of using inclusive, democratic and active means to reduce violence, achieve peace, and promote the common good.
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Thank you to our wonderful Women’s History Month Sponsors in 2019!
2019 Local Events – benefiting the Women’s Resource Center
- March 1 – Chocolate & Wine Tasting – Honoring Morely Ballantine, 5:00-7:00pm @ Animas Chocolate Company, 920 Main Ave, Durango
Join us for a decadent evening presented by Animas Chocolate Company and Wagon Wheel Liquor to honor Morley Ballantine and her support of the community, leadership, belief in freedom of the press, pursuit of the truth, and diverse accomplishments that carved her into a role model for women and girls. Click here to purchase your $25 tickets!
Many thanks to Alpine Bank, our Presenting Sponsor for this event!
- March 6 – Extraordinary Women Award Dinner, 5:30 pm @ DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino Del Rio, Durango
Each year the Women’s Resource Center honors 1-3 extraordinary women in our community. Join us for a delicious dinner and award presentation with key-note speaker, Tina Beekmann, executive protection specialist. We will be honoring Rachel Turiel, a student and teacher of nonviolent communication, offering workshops on conflict resolution that have been attended by hundreds locally. She’s touched many more through her writing about striving for peace within her family, because she knows the revolution starts at home. She has presented at the Diversity Dialogues for the past two years. Following the last presidential inauguration, she organized the free day of social justice classes, called “RESPOND.” Rachel was managing editor for Edible Southwest Colorado Magazine for eight years, a Durango Herald columnist for ten, and has been published widely, including in the New York Times (putting both Durango and roadkill on the map). She also fosters rescue dogs and is in her second term on the Durango Library Advisory Board, because books and dogs are two of life’s simplest joys. All this done with a flip phone. Click here to purchase your $50 tickets!
- March 3-15 – Contemporary Female Artist Display, @ Studio & Gallery, 1027 Main Ave, Durango
Studio & is proud to host a window display of local contemporary female artists from March 3-15, with 10% of sales donated to the Women’s Resource Center. Each day they will be highlighting a different artist on social media. Artists will include Crystal Hartman, Mariah Kaminsky, Allison Leigh Smith, Miki Harder, Jenn Rawling, Maureen May, Lorna Meaden, Lexis Loeb, Amy Vaclav Felker, Elizabeth Kinahan, Carol Meckling, Mary Alice Hearn and Hayley Kirkman.
- March 12 – Professional Women’s Network, 5:00-6:30pm @ Urban Market, 865 Main Ave, Durango
Join the Professional Women’s Network for the opportunity to gather in a collaborative environment and make connections that inspire personal and professional growth, support business and personal goals and enrich lives. Purchase your $10 tickets at the door! A portion of the proceeds go to WRC!
- March 16 – Women Fly-Casting Clinic, 10:00am-noon @ Schneider Park
Come join Braided in collaboration with The Women’s Resource Center and San Juan Angler on March 16th, Saturday 10am-12noon at Schneider Park. In honor of the Women’s History Month celebrated by the Women’s Resource Center, we have come together to offer a FREE event for women to learn more about the sport of fly fishing and the amazing fisheries we have here in our back door. Whether you have never picked up a fly rod or maybe your rod has just been collecting dust in the garage for years, it does not matter! Come join the Braided community for an educational and fun event that will be sure to leave you with the itch to continue on your own fly fishing journey. Gear will be provided by San Juan Anglers. Questions? Contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- March 25 – Womenade, 5:30 pm @ the Rochester Hotel, 726 2nd Ave, Durango
Join us for Womenade to help a few neighbors who have fallen on hard times. Bring a minimum donation of $35 and a friend! You vote on who will receive the funds. No tickets necessary, just show up!
- Every Tuesday in March – Token Tuesdays, Ska Brewing 225 Girard St, Durango
Each Tuesday, for EVERY PINT PURCHASED, Ska patrons will receive on token equal to $1.00 to donate to the Women’s Resource Center!
- Entire Month of March – Star Liquors, 1485 Main Ave, Suite C-100, Durango
Star Liquors will donate $1.00 to the Women’s Resource Center for every bottle of Kendal Jackson wine sold!