PULLMAN, Wash. – International Women’s Day, March 8, has been designated by the United Nations since 1911 to celebrate women’s achievements, struggles and influence. Community members are invited to celebrate with Washington State University March 6-10 with an awards luncheon, artist visit, food/supplies drive and more.

Activities will include information tables on the CUB first floor, community service projects, panels, workshops, forums, videos and talks. For a complete list of events and sponsors, visit http://cce.wsu.edu/womensday.

Highlights will be:

* The annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the CUB ballroom, featuring the Women of Distinction awards. Tickets are available at http://women.wsu.edu/programs-and-services/womens-recognition-luncheon/luncheon-registration-form/ for $15 through March 1.

* Conversations with Hungarian artist Ildiko Kalapacs 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Friday, March 10, in CUB L46 about her work, which focuses on gender roles and the human condition. She is the executive director and artist of the Bearing Public Sculpture Project (http://www.volunteerspokane.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=42032), which is working to place a life-size bronze sculpture in Spokane, Wash., where she lives, that examines the human costs of war.

* A weeklong drive to collect nonperishable food, feminine and general hygiene supplies, diapers and baby clothes for children up to 5 years to support Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse and WSU Rosario’s Place, a resource for student-parents. Donation bins will be available across campus; visit http://cce.wsu.edu/womensday and click on the event for lists of suggested items and donation locations.

 

News media contact:
Erin McIlraith, WSU Center for Civic Engagement, 509-335-0578, emcilraith@wsu.edu