Jersey City Celebrates Women’s History Month
JERSEY CITY – Throughout the month of March, Jersey City will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of special events reflecting the interests and accomplishments of women. This year’s goal is to engage young women through citywide activities to become positively motivated people with a purpose.
Women’s History Month was established in an effort to shine a spotlight on women’s contributions to society. Jersey City will follow the theme of the National Women’s History Alliance “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.”
“I encourage everyone to commemorate Women’s History Month by taking the time to learn more about the vital roles women of all ages and ethnicities have played in our history, especially here in Jersey City,” said Mayor Steven M. Fulop.
Mayor Fulop and Councilwoman At Large Joyce Watterman have assembled an executive steering committee to coordinate the events, which will focus on performing and graphic arts, health and wellness, entrepreneurship and education. This year’s efforts also look to raise funds to support local women-based organizations and programs.
“It is important that we deepen our understanding of women’s contributions so we can all continue to make the important strides towards success,” said Councilwoman At Large Joyce Watterman. “And this year, I’m especially enthusiastic to host the annual closing ceremony reception with an outstanding guest speaker, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver.”
Please view the list of Women’s History Month events below:
Wednesday, March 6, 6:00-9:00 PM
City Hall Council Chambers
Women of Action Ceremony: Pay tribute to day-to-day accomplishments and selfless acts made by women who are active in their community at City Hall.
5:00 PM Reception Open to All
Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 PM
Hudson County Community College, STEM building, 263 Academy Street
Women in Business Panel & Networking Event: Meet with women business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in multiple industries. Refreshments from women-owned businesses.
Tickets available at https://jcwomeninbusinessnetworking.eventbrite.com
Thursday, April 4, 6:00 PM
Liberty House Restaurant
Women’s History Month Closing Cocktail Reception: Guest speaker, Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver. View artwork on display by students of Jersey City Public Schools. Wine, beer and hor d’oeuvres included. Sponsorships available. Contact Kia Deadwyler, Aide to Councilwoman-At-Large Joyce Watterman, 201-547-5108.
Tickets available at https://jcwomenshistorymonthclosingreception2019.eventbrite.com