March is Women’s History Month
The 2018 National Women’s History month theme is “NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” It is an opportunity to honor women who have shaped our country’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. Through this theme we celebrate women fighting to dismantle the structural, cultural, and legal forms of discrimination that have plagued American women for far too long.
Local Events – benefiting the Women’s Resource Center
- March 1 – Chocolate & Wine Pairing Reception, 5:30pm @ Animas Chocolate Company SOLD OUT!
Join us for a decadent evening of chocolate and wine! Be inspired and celebrate the enduring contributions of Colorado’s Distinctive women with Beth Drum, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Board Member and Christy Schaerer, Women’s Resource Center Executive Director. The Chocolate & Wine Pairing Reception will be presented by Animas Chocolate Company and The Wine Shop, with Apline Bank as the Presenting Sponsor.SOLD OUT!
- March 7 – Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Reception & Performance, 6 pm @ Durango Arts Center
This is a special benefit performance and pre-show reception offering wedding cake and beverages. Guests are encouraged to wear their best or worst bridesmaid dress. Purchase your $40.00 ticket at the door. Doors open at 6:00pm. Durango Arts Center – 802 East 2nd Ave, Durango.
- March 8 – Celebratory Evening & WRC Fundraiser, 5-8pm @ Studio Soma
Join Studio Soma for an evening to celebrate their 1 year anniversary and raise funds for the Women’s Resource Center. Studio Soma will be serving cocktails and appetizers, and all proceeds will go directly to WRC. Festivities will be held at the studio at 929A Hwy 3 in Durango. For more info about Studio Soma , go to www.somadurango.com.
- March 15 – Extraordinary Women Award Dinner, 5:30 pm @ DoubleTree Hotel, Durango
Each year the Women’s Resource Center honors three extraordinary women in our community. Join us for a catered dinner and awards presentation honoring three extraordinary women in our community who have crushed glass ceilings, advocated for women, and destroyed stereotypes of women in business. Help us celebrate the extraordinary efforts of Eugenia (Geni) Miller, Lesley Lach, and Valerie Schwiderski. Also featuring key-note speaker, Mary Monroe Brown, CEO, Trails 2000.
- March 19 – Womenade Potluck, 5:30 pm @ the Rochester Hotel
Join us for Womenade to help a few neighbors who have fallen on hard times. Bring a potluck dish to share, a minimum donation of $35, and a friend! You vote on who will receive the funds and 100% of the money raised will go directly to the local recipients. No tickets necessary, just show up with your potluck dish and donation!