The momentum of the past few months continues, and women around the country and the world are standing up against oppression and injustice with renewed energy, including here in Spokane for the community’s celebration of International Women’s Day (officially observed on March 8). Throughout this weekend’s event, local nonprofits and organizations host informational tables for attendees to stop by and chat. Three workshops, including a Bollywood Dance session, follow a keynote presentation by Oakland-based artist, activist and cultural organizer Favianna Rodriguez, who has used her art to speak out on a range of social issues, including immigration. Rodriguez caps off the day with her own workshop “Reproduce and Revolt,” emphasizing her message on the power of art to influence social change. Come be inspired and empowered.
Sat, March 4 from 12:30-5 pm • Free to attend; kid-friendly • Spokane Woman’s Club • 1428 W. Ninth • facebook.com/IWDSpokane • 464-9875
— Chey Scott