Commission on the Status of Women Invites Santa Monica to Celebrate Women’s History Month


The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women announced a line up of community events celebrating Women’s History Month all March long. Below is the list of events, starting with the Commission’s reception at tonight’s city council meeting. A PDF version of the following list is available here.

Updated information about the following events can be found at: or

Opening Reception & Mayor’s Proclamation
Tuesday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m., Santa Monica City Hall Kickoff Celebration / 310.458.8600 / Cost: Free

Equal Means Equal – Movie Screening & Discussion hosted by SM Public Library
Thursday, March 2nd at 5:30 p.m. – MLK, Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library
Event Contact: Jen Ulrich at 310.458.8316 / No RSVP Needed / Cost: Free

Empowering Women for Better Health / Breast Health Education Venice Family Clinic and Breast Cancer Partner
Friday, March 3rd from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. – Simms Mann Wellness Clinic Free blood pressure screenings, women’s health, breast cancer education, mammogram referral information, health insurance information, Body Mass Index screenings and Zumba. 310.664.7525 / (VFC Health Education Office) / #womenswellness #venicefamilyclinic #vfc #BreastCancerPartner / Bilingual / Cost: Free Westside Family Health Center

Lunch & Learn: What’s Up and Down with my Hormones? Puberty to Post Menopause and Everything in Between
Wednesday, March 8th from Noon to 2 p.m. – Thelma Terry Bldg., Virginia Ave. Park Featured Speaker: Sheryl A. Ross, M.D. (“Dr. Sherry”) – an award-winning OB/GYN, author, entrepreneur and women’s health expert. RSVP required to: / 310.450.4773 ext. 253 / Cost: Free

Chamber of Commerce – Outstanding Women Leaders Awards Breakfast
Friday, March 10th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Join the Organization of Women Leaders in honoring women who inspire and light the path for women everywhere. / 310.393.9825 ext. 110 / / Cost: $55

Our Girls – Rock Parent Connection Group
Saturday, March 11th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Thelma Terry Bldg., Virginia Ave. Park Workshop honoring African-American women of the past and their contributions to the world, while empowering young women (ages 9-15) of today with the skills necessary to build self-love, purpose and a commitment to success. / 310.458.8688 / / Cost: Free

The Journey of the Girl Scouts: Empowering Young Women
Tuesday, March 21st – Santa Monica History Museum
Join us for a lecture about the history of Girl Scouts and, specifically, their history here in Santa Monica. An Exhibition will also be on display from January 24th through March 29th. / 310.395.2290

Annenberg Community Beach House
Tuesday, March 21st – 6:30 p.m.
Celebratory discussion and event in honor of Julia Morgan in conjunction with the Association of Women in Architecture and Design. / 310.458.4904 / @smbeachhouse / #beachculture / Cost: Free

“Coming Full Circle – From Homelessness to Employed” Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, March 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – St. Joseph Center RSVP to / 310.396.6468 / / Cost: Free

Women Who Shape(d) Santa Monica – League of Women Voters
Thursday, March 23rd at 7 pm – Ocean House
Wine, nibbles, and awards to four outstanding Santa Monica Women
RSVP required to: / Cost: $40/per person

Women To Watch Out For: Women In Comics – Discussion hosted by SM Public Library
Saturday, March 25th at 1 p.m. – MLK, Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library
Event Contact: Judith Graham at 310.458.2295 / No RSVP Needed / Cost: Free

The First Woman To…
Friday, March 31st at 1 p.m. – WISE & Healthy Aging
Event to feature trailblazing women who made a difference being the first to… / / 310.857.1527 Cost: Free

YMCA Fitness Day
Friday, March 31st from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Santa Monica Family YMCA
Wellness lectures will be held throughout the day. Stop by to use the facility as we celebrate women and fitness. / 310.393.2721 ext. 120 / #SantaMonicaY #YMCA / Cost: Free

Living History Tour of Notable Women
Saturday, April 1st at 11 a.m. – Woodlawn Cemetery
Costumed guides portraying notable women and men interred at Woodlawn Cemetery will lead visitors on a tour of the site, sharing their stories and contributions to culture, history and society. / 310.458.8717 / Cost: Free

Sold – Movie Screening & Discussion hosted by SM Public Library
Saturday, April 1st at 2 p.m. – MLK, Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library
Event Contact: Jen Ulrich at 310.458.8316 / No RSVP Needed / Cost: Free

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