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Women’s History Month

Honoring Women Focused on the Theme, “Nevertheless, She Persisted.”

Discover how tenacious, determined women made a difference in their communities.

Program Schedule:

Dolores: The Story of Dolores Huerta

The story of one of the most important, yet lesser-known activists in American history, Dolores provides an unflinching look at the barriers faced by women and people of color within the very communities they’re fighting for. A moderated discussion with local subject matter experts follows the film. Presented in partnership with KERA and Independent Lens.

There will be a reception from 6:15 - 7 p.m. The film presentation starts at 7 p.m. Program is 2.75 hours and for adults.

Adopted in Texas: The Story of Homestead

Janice Branch Tracy, author of Adopted in Texas: The Story of Homestead, provides historical insight to the Homestead Maternity Home and its adoption practices. The home housed thousands of pregnant women of all ages, married and unmarried, from 1954 - 1972 - A period some refer to as the “Baby Scoop Era”. These women came to Fort Worth to give birth and place their babies for adoption through the home’s child placement agency. This caused the city to be referred as the “Adoption Mecca” by some people.

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Program is 2 hours and for adults.

“Nevertheless, She Persisted” Empowerment Panel

Panel moderator Yolanda Harper, keynote speaker Dr. Kristen Guillory and others share their experiences in overcoming challenges and dig deeper to demonstrate how to stay the course and persist. Discussion includes a presentation honoring Fort Worth residents Mae Cora Peterson and Myrtle B. Lewis-Keeton, and internationally known women scientists and athletes. There is a reception in the Gallery after the program.

  • 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Program is 2 hours and for adults.

Girls Expression Night

Girls Inc. of Tarrant County provides a performance platform for girls from their program to come together to empower one another through the use of spoken word, art, dance and song.

  • 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Central, Gallery

This inspiring event is 4 hours and open to family and friends of participants.

Stories We Tell Ourselves

Historically, women’s activities have not been valued, recorded or preserved like those of our male counterparts. Learn to preserve your personal stories using reflection, processing and self-evaluation in this journaling workshop presented by freelance writer Abigail Branch.

  • 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Central, Chappell Meeting Room

Blank journals will be provided or feel free to bring your own. Writings can be contributed to a permanent digital archives collection. Reservations required. Please call 817-392-7740. Program is 2.5 hours and for adults.

Community Partners:

  • Girls Inc. of Tarrant County
  • Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
  • KERA
  • Movies that Matter (a program of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission)
  • Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Women in Power Empowering
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Last updated: Jan. 23, 2018