From March 6-10, you can see what all the fuss is about, but here’s a fun list of events you can celebrate and get out there in the spirit of women’s rights.
Celebrate the Women in Power!
There’s nothing quite like a march to remind you how much women really matter in the world, but the Women and Politics forum on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is trying something new.
It’s trying to make the march even more fun by giving away a bunch of free books, videos, and other stuff.
The event is sponsored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has a goal of “enhancing understanding of the importance of women in science and engineering.”
The books are free, and the event has been going since December.
This isn’t the first time the Women & Politics forum has tried to make fun of the march.
Back in January, it published a list of “fun facts” from the Women, Action & Change organization, which includes things like that a “Women in Science” badge is only awarded to people who are married to someone who has also completed a PhD. (The “women” part refers to the number of women involved in science or engineering.)
“If you are a scientist, you’re a woman,” the site says.
“The goal of this event is to educate you on how women make up our community and inspire you to support women who want to make science, engineering, and math accessible for everyone.”
If you’re not sure if this is an awesome way to spend your day, the Women In Science website offers a guide to all of the events.
If the event is in your hometown, there are lots of events on March 10 and 11.
What are some other cool marches you can do?
The March on Washington is still a long way off, but this year’s event is sure to be a great time for those interested in women’s issues.
The march, which is scheduled to take place on the National Mall, will be followed by rallies and vigils in cities around the country.