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Seattle – Be Bold NOW: International Women’s Day 2017 Celebration
March 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join Seattle NOW and the WA State Women’s March team, at BE BOLD NOW: a Celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 for a DAY OF ACTION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE.
Be Bold NOW features over 75 local nonprofits who serve women and girls, people of color, immigrants, refugees, the LGBTQ community, the Environment and other marginalized groups. Attend to learn more about how these organizations are creating positive Change in the world. Many will provide opportunities for Direct Actions that you can do while at the event and in the future.
DIRECT ACTION: Bring the following items to Be Bold NOW to donate to the following non-profits:
*Dignity for Divas: delivers Diva Survival Kits of personal care products to homeless women living on the streets of Seattle. What To Donate: shampoo & conditioner, soap, tampons/pads, toothbrush & toothpaste, new washcloths, hair comb/brush, makeup, lip balm, body lotion, cotton swabs.
*Facing Homelessness: is building a new awareness about our relationship to homelessness and to each other. What To Donate: socks, new or gently worn shoes/sneakers/boots, blankets, tents.
*Food Bank TBD: distributes free food to people in need. What to Donate: non-perishable food items.
Be Bold NOW also includes a film fest, music and spoken word performances, a pop-up Art Gallery, workshops on lobbying and activism, a Serenity Spa (for those of you who need a well deserved rest and time to recharge), food and drinks, and more!
International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements women have made. The 2017 Intl Women’s Day campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange.
Our objective is to inspire attendees, to BE BOLD NOW and take action that truly creates change for women and girls here at home and around the world. You’ll not only be inspired by the amazing organizations and people you’ll meet; but you’ll also learn how YOU can be BOLD NOW and take action to create the change you wish to see in the world.
YOU MUST BUY OR RESERVE A TICKET to attend! Those <21 years of age get in for FREE. We also have a limited number of FREE tickets available for those who are unable to pay the $10 – $50 entry fee. Seattle NOW and the Seattle Women's March will split any additional contributions that you choose to donate, and the money will be used to create future activist and community events in the Seattle metro area.
******PARTICIPATING NON-PROFITS: (more being recruited, if your organization is interested in tabling, contact Tracy Klinkroth email@example.com):
*Chef in the Shelter
*Days for Girls
*Dignity for Divas
*Girl Scouts of W. WA – West Seattle Troop (will be selling their cookies!!)
*Health Care for All – Washington
*Highway Construction Industry
*IRC (International Rescue Committee)
*Jubilee Women's Center
*League of Women Voters
*Moms Demand Action
*The Mona Foundation
*Rain City Rock Camp for Girls
*ReWA (Refugee Women's Alliance)
*Runway to Freedom
*The Sophia Way
*Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
*Washington Women in Trades
*Wonder of Women International
*Y-WE (Young Women Empowered)
*******CONNECT WITH NOW SEATTLE:
Seattle NOW: NOWSeattle.org