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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month 2017 honors trailblazing women in labor and business. This series of programs will heighten understanding of the contributions of women in the workplace.

Program Schedule:

Celebrating Women Trailblazers: Women’s Policy Forum 30th Anniversary

Learn about the history of the influential women of the Women’s Policy Forum and their upcoming Engines of Change workshops. This organization investigates and supports policies and initiatives that will effect positive change for Tarrant County women and our community.

  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Central, Chappell Meeting Room

Program is 120 minutes and for adults.

Finding Your Purpose

Find your true purpose – that unique thing that makes you your best. This interactive Blue Zones Project activity and discussion session is used to uncover or re-discover your hidden gifts and talents. As women, we are the “sheroes” of our families. It’s very important that we remain focused and living on purpose.

  • 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, Central, Chappell Meeting Room

Program is 120 minutes and for adults. Registration Required. Please register at eventbrite. If you have questions, please email or call 817-869-0932.

Women of Xcellence

Sherry Breed of FWISD and Lorette Burns of AB Christian Learning Center, discuss the role of education in the lives of young teens. They will be honoring leaders in business, education and communities who serve as role models to young women.

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Program is 90 minutes and for adults.

Community History Workshop Series presents A Horse of Her Own: Cowgirls, Variations on a Theme from the Frontier to the Footlights

Cowgirls went up the trail, down the trail, on the trail, but most importantly, they went beyond the trail. In honor of Women’s History Month, join us as Joyce Gibson Roach traces the history of the cowgirl—both the real deal and the Wild West icon. You’ll learn how these women on horseback carved out roles for themselves separate from their cowboy counterparts and represented a different side of the American West to the world.

  • 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Joyce Gibson Roach is a retired TCU adjunct English professor, author of non-fiction books, short fiction and juvenile fiction, a folklorist, grassroots historian, rancher and naturalist. She is a lifetime member and Fellow of Texas State Historical Association and of Texas Folklore Society, a member of Texas Institute of Letters, Philosophical Society of Texas, lifetime member of West Texas Historical Association and of Horned Lizard Conservation Society of which she is a past national president, and Honoree in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum. Program is 90 minutes and for adults.

The Creative Side of Financial Planning

Christina Winters Gears, Creating & Managing Wealth CEO, discusses the basics of financial security and concerns about the stock market in a simple and easy way. She will also discuss the seven outstanding female investors in this male-dominated field. Presented by the AAUW.

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Program is 120 minutes and for adults.

Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce

Join us for a conversation with Business and Life Coach Ardenia Gould about how women can make business decisions, collaborate and network with other women to achieve their own definition of “having it all” in labor and business.

  • 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Program is 120 minutes and for adults.

Blue Zones Project Cooking & Yoga Demonstration

Come enjoy a plant based cooking demonstration designed to teach people of all ages and skill levels how to cook delicious, healthy meals using Blue Zones® food guidelines on a budget. We will then move naturally with a yoga session guided by McKenzie Riepen.

  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, Central, Gallery

Program is 120 minutes and for adults. Please register at eventbrite. If you have questions, please email.

Girls Expression Night

Girls will express themselves through poetry and songs about women in labor and business.

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23, Central, Gallery

Program is 120 minutes and for teens.

Adaptation of Women: “Unsung Heroes” Who Made a Difference in Labor and Business

Join the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society as they pay tribute to community pioneers, past and present. There will be a reception in the Gallery immediately following the program.

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Program is 150 minutes and for adults.

Makers: Women in Business

Part of Fort Worth’s Human Relations Commission’s Movies That Matter series, this film explores the components of success as seen by female business leaders and celebrates women who have made their vision their reality. A discussion will follow the movie showing. NR, 2014

  • 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, Central, Tandy Lecture Hall

Program is 120 minutes and for adults.

We Can Do It! - And So Can You!

Discover Rosie the Riveter and the impact of women during World War II. Develop your own ideas with hands-on art, engineering and experimentation.

Program is 60 minutes and for teens.

Women Who Rocked the World

Learn how women from Amelia Earhart to Barbara Jordan to Indira Gandhi have influenced history. Understand skills necessary to be a leader and how to recognize leadership skills in others.

Learning Objective: Participants will be able to identify leadership skills in women who have influenced history as they compare and contrast women in their personal lives with those who have made history.

Programs with * are presented in Spanish and English. Program is 60 minutes and for ages 8 - 10.

Women’s History Month Movie Series

Enjoy films about real teen girls who have had an impact on history and culture. You can too!

2 p.m. • Saturdays • Central • Tandy Lecture Hall

March 4: Selena

Selene Quintanilla was a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, a beloved star in the American Southwest and Mexico, and seemed poised to cross over into mainstream popularity on the U.S. pop charts when she was murdered. PG, 1997, 127 min.

March 11: Soul Surfer

Teen surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again through sheer determination and unwavering faith. PG, 2011, 106 min.

March 18: Fly Away Home

A 13-year old girl finds a nest full of Canadian Geese eggs and builds a makeshift incubator to hatch them. However without a mother to show them how to fly south for the winter, she has to figure out how to teach the birds normal migratory patterns. PG, 1996, 107 min.

March 25: To Write Love on Her Arms

Renee Yohe is introduced to a world of drugs and self-destructive behavior. After hitting rock bottom, she rededicates herself to helping others by funding a charity. PG-13, 2012, 102 min.

Community Partners:

  • American Association of University Women
  • Blue Zones Project
  • Fort Worth Human Relations Commission
  • Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Girls Inc. of Tarrant County
  • Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter
  • Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Women of Excellence
  • Women’s Policy Forum
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Last updated: Jan. 31, 2016