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International Women's Day - Each for Equal

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Location: Grinnell Mutual Convention Center, 4215 Highway 146 South, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Monday, March 9, 2020 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Categories: Arts & Culture
Lectures & Talks

Event Description:

The 5th Annual International Women's Day Event in Grinnell is hosted by SHE Counts and the Grinnell League of Women Voters. This year's theme is Each for Equal because each one of us can help create a more equal world for each other.. Enjoy dinner and a show (and more) on Monday, March 9 at Grinnell Mutual's campus. Tickets will be available until March 2. At this event, donations of personal care items to send to Crisis Intervention Services (CIS) in Oskaloosa. CIS helps people rebuild their lives in the aftermath of sexual assult, domestic violence, or other violent crimes. 

5:15 p.m. Social Hour, free drinks, and silent auctions in the lobby area
6 p.m. Dinner buffet by Country Catering. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.
7 p.m. "The Yellow Rose of Suffrage" by Jane Cox, a one-women play about Carrie Chapman Catt, the founder of the League of Women Voters and the trailblazer of the 19th Amendment.
8 p.m. Dessert and coffee 

In celebration of 100 Years of Achievements for Women, we have invited Jane Cox of Ames to perform "The Yellow Rose of Suffrage". The evening's program will feature an hour-long excerpt from a one-woman play about Carrie Chapman Catt. This will give audience members a glimpse into the life of Iowan Carrie Chapman Catt, who blazed a trail for women that is being celebrated 100 years later. She created the League of Women Voters on February 14, 1920, and led the charge toward the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which on August 18, 1920, gave women the right to vote.

Proceeds from this event will be directed to the S.H.E. COUNTS Endowment Fund and will be used to provide a $500 renewable scholarship to a graduating student who is the first in her family to attend college.

Tickets on sale February 10th. Tickets are $25 and will be for sale at the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, the Drake Community Library and from S.H.E. COUNTS Board Members: Delphina Baumann, Alicia Blankenfeld, Rachel Bly, Darcy Dawson, Julie Gosselink, Liz Hansen, Emma Kelty-Stephen, Candace Honeycutt, Jane Penyich and Ivy Schuster.

In the case of event cancellation, all ticket proceeds will be counted as a donation to S.H.E. Counts. Tickets are non-refundable.  


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