Mar 1, 2023 - Things to Do

Women's History Month events in Columbus

Illustration of the word history with a female symbol standing in for the T and O.

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Today kicks off Women's History Month, an opportunity to celebrate women's achievements and promote gender equality.

  • Alissa is especially excited for this year's theme: "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories," which recognizes journalists and storytellers across all types of media.

Local activities to put on your calendar:

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Watch a documentary, "Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics," followed by a panel discussion featuring two state officials who have broken political barriers.

  • 7pm tonight at the Main Library. Free!

🎨 Explore the colorful life of painter Mary Cassatt in "Painting the Modern Woman," a documentary on the often-overlooked radical Impressionist.

πŸ›οΈ Support small businesses owned by women at a pop-up market.

  • 11am-8pm March 11, noon-6pm March 12 at Polaris Fashion Place. Free!

πŸ₯‹ Learn jiujitsu with black belt and self defense coach Laurah Hallock. Beginner friendly!

  • 9am March 11 at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. Free!

🏈 Meet the Ohio author behind the book about the Toledo Troopers, the winningest team of the now-defunct National Women's Football League.

🎷 Listen to women musicians at "PBJ & Jazz," a family-friendly concert experience.

  • 10am March 18 at the Lincoln Theatre. $5.

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