Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to do something special for at least 1 important lady in your life, if not more! Keeping with our credo of “inspiring others to create,” we suggest creating something for that special lady. You could create a poster by drawing, painting, collage, etc. You could also do some creative writing via a short story, poem, or prose.
Don’t have time for that? Well, shame on you, but it’s okay. At least go out and get her some flowers, a card, and/or a small gift of some sort that she would appreciate.
Remember, this is an actual official holiday in many countries around the world!
You can also show your support by joining women “on the bridge” and/or by supporting a variety of woman-focused charities via donation. Google has put together a nice page with more information here. You can also check out the International Women’s Day website.
Video Invite and Info
And just for fun, here’s the same video in Swahili 🙂
Popular Bridge Events for International Women’s Day 2011 include:
Millenium Bridge in London
Date: 8th March at 10am at Borough Market for coffee and banner making.
The London march, led by Annie Lennox, will leave Borough Market at 11am, walking along the south side of the river to Millennium Bridge, crossing the Thames to the north side then continuing west along the river walk way past Victoria Embankment Gardens, then crossing back along Hungerford Bridge to the south side of the river and finishing at the Royal Festival Hall for speeches and more.
Brooklyn Bridge in New York
Join us on March 8 from 10:30am to 1pm. If you’re short on time, you can choose to register ONLY for the festival in City Hall Park (noon to 1pm).
10:30am: Check-in at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn (High Street stop on A,C Subway is the closest). From there we’ll walk together, across the Brooklyn Bridge, to City Hall Park in Manhattan.
12:00pm: Festival begins at City Hall Park, Manhattan. (If you’re skipping the Bridge Walk and just joining us for the Festival, check in at City Hall Park at 11:45.)
Golden Gate in San Francisco
Join us on March 8 at 10am at Crissy Fields in Presidio park for banner making and preparations.
The San Francisco march will leave at 11 to get to the northern bank where you will get your “100th anniversary Passport” to certify that you crossed the Golden Gate Bridge for Women on March 8, 2011. We will have complimentary shuttles to bring you back to the San Francisco bank if you want to stay to the celebration.