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11 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month in the Detroit Region

Attend Women Leading in Tech, a free event by Let’s Detroit.

Bea’s Detroit, 1533 Winder St. Detroit, MI 48207

Celebrate some of the top women in the high-tech auto and mobility industry and startup community at Let’s Detroit’s free networking event and panel on Thursday, March 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn about the panelists’ careers, impact in tech, and the impact of their work on the community and culture in Detroit. Learn more and register here.

Learn About the first five women in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Virtual

Join the American Library on Tuesday, March 8, for Five Women: The U.S. Supreme Court in Recent History. Hosted to match the timing of President Joe Biden’s consideration of Black female candidates to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, this event will recognize the first five female Justices: Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Amy Coney Barrett. Learn more and register for free online.

Celebrate International Women’s Day virtually with Slalom Detroit.

Virtual

Join Slalom Detroit on Wednesday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its fourth annual International Women’s Day celebration. During the event, hear from influential leaders about their shared experiences navigating the challenges and progress of women’s equality. The event is free and virtual. Learn more and register here.

Join the Charles H. Wright Museum for “Glimpses of And Still We Rise: Women First.”

Virtual

Join the Wright for a virtual session that will explore four extraordinary women and their significant accomplishments on Thursday, March 10, at noon. The women featured include Jane Matilda Bolin, the first Black American female judge in the U.S.; Ruby Bridges, the first Black American youth to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana; Fannie Lou Hamer, one of the most influential voices of the civil rights and voting rights movements; and Angela Davis, a powerful political activist. Learn more and register here.

Explore women’s history virtually along Detroit’s Riverfront.

Virtual

Women have been an integral part of Detroit’s growth and success but are often left out of the history books. Join the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy on Thursday, March 10, from 6-7 p.m., for a virtual tour traveling through the decades and along the riverfront to learn about Detroit’s most innovative and inspirational women, both past and present. Learn more and register. 

Celebrate the historical achievements of “Black Women in the Struggle.”

Virtual

Join Melaneyes Media on Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m., for Celebrating Black Women in the Struggle Through History, a virtual presentation highlighting the historical achievements, value, and character of Black women. The event will lead attendees along a journey through history, looking at great Black women from the past to the present and acknowledging their contributions to society. The event is donation-based. Learn more and register here.

Connect with women in design during a free virtual breakfast event.

Virtual

Women interested in pursuing a career in design or who are already in the industry but are looking to gain advice are invited to a virtual Women in Design Breakfast, on Wednesday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to noon. During the event, attendees will hear from a panel of women in UX, product, and creative fields, and will learn how to successfully navigate the design industry and develop great work while motivating change. Learn more and register.

Get inspired by “Kickass Women in Business [and Tech].”

Virtual

Join General Assembly Detroit on Tuesday, March 29, from 2-3 p.m., for Kickass Women in Business: Slaying the World. This free virtual event will feature inspiring women leaders from the tech and business world, who will share their learnings, challenges, and secrets of success in a fun format. Learn more and register here.

Explore the ‘Where We At’ Exhibit at Irwin House Global Art Center and Gallery.

2351 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48208

The juried ‘Where We At’ art exhibit launched on Feb. 12 to celebrate both Black and Women’s History Months in February, hosted by Irwin House Global Art Center and Gallery in partnership with the National Conference of Artists of Michigan. It features 22 Detroit women artists and is inspired by the 1960s and ‘70s Black Arts Movement. The exhibit runs until April 16. Learn more and register here.

Honor Michigan’s female trailblazers at the HERstory Museum in Lansing.

105 W. Allegan St. Lansing, MI 48933

To honor the stories of women’s contributions to Michigan’s history and help inspire the women and girls of today and tomorrow, Michigan Women Forward assumed responsibility of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame in 2018, which is now known as the HERstory Gallery. Visit this month and beyond to learn about the accomplishments of women through curated art exhibits by local artists. Learn more.

Participate in General Assembly Detroit’s Women’s History Month Zoom Series.

Virtual

As part of General Assembly’s ongoing efforts to foster an inclusive tech community and break down barriers to tech, it is celebrating Women’s History Month by showcasing women who have taken groundbreaking action in their fields. View all of General Assembly’s upcoming events here.