2023 International Womxn’s Day

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Support businesses, community groups, & a food truck
7 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Theodora Talks & Interlude Performances
Steinman Hall, Ware Center

The meters are in effect from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. All meters have a 2-hour limit. Here is the information for parking at a meter. You may also choose to park at the Prince Street Garage

Complimentary childcare will be provided by ECHO, Millersville University’s Early Childhood Organization.

Local women-owned vendors and community organizations will be open in the Lobby from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gourmet Julie’s Way “Food is a way to celebrate life and love. Some of my happiest moments were spent celebrating around the dinner table sharing delicious food with my loved ones. That is the same feeling I want for all my clients at their special celebrations. I believe that happiness is homemade, and my wish is that my homemade food will bring a little happiness to every past, present, and future client at their special event.”- Chef Julie

Art.by.Manuela This vendor makes resin art such as custom dog tags, dominos and home decor. One of her best sellers are her trinket trays that have flowers in the resin and others with an ocean theme.

BeadsbyIlene Handcrafted Lampwork Glass items will be displayed and sold. Sculpted plant stakes (for potted plants), serving pieces and letter openers with handcrafted glass beads (canape spreaders and cheese cutters), and handcrafted glass bead jewelry (earrings, bracelets).

The Demuth Foundation We are a nonprofit organization operating two art museums in downtown Lancaster, PA. A small scale screen printing station for attendees will be set up to make patches from scraps of fabric.

Planned Parenthood Keystone The mission of Planned Parenthood Keystone is to provide and promote access to the essential reproductive health care services and comprehensive sexuality education people need to live healthy lives and build strong communities.

My Peruvian Treasures Artisan made clothing and accessories by indigenous women from Peru and beyond. Ethically made, sustainable and socially conscious.

One of our Guest Speakers for the evening, Dr. Amaka Nnamani, will have a table where she will sell her books.

YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center will have information on resources for victim survivors of sexual abuse, assault and harassment.

Pocket Books Shop will bring thematically relevant books, stickers, and cards to sell.

Maklouf Designs will bring Handmade, lightweight statement jewelry, beaded embroidered pins and berets.

Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County – Impacts of DV on women’s health; safety planning – information table.

Domestic Violence Services – Will be promoting information and services provided by DVS.

Spice Island Originals – Note cards, greeting cards and mugs

Girl Crush Company – They craft bath and body products such as soap, liquid hand soap, sugar scrubs and lotions as an initiative of Second Grace, a local mentor program for single mothers involved in the welfare system.

Women’s Global Village – Their immigrant women sew simple and useful handmade craft. These items are hot pad holders, small & large cloth pulses, coasters and microwave cozies for soup bowl amongst few other items. At the table they will share about their vision and their journey together as immigrant women.

Revolution – We believe every woman is worthy. They create minimalist jewelry that accentuates the beauty of the women who wear them and empowers the women who make them. Packed with courage and compassion, our jewelry holds powerful stories of resilience to be worn as symbols of hope. Their mission is to empower women who have been affected by homelessness or facing barriers. They do this using a threefold approach:  training women in the skill of jewelry making, providing supplemental income, and offering meaningful relationships.  This process builds their confidence, establishing a sense of agency and belonging. Our workshops provide a safe space of community where women are seen, heard, and loved throughout their healing journey.

Pet Portraits by Ruth Daniels – They will be offering prints of their flower series in various sizes and also have note cards available of that same series. In addition, they will have some examples of my pet portraits and flyers with my contact and price information for portraits.

Amy’s Om Mugs – Handmade “Om” mugs are emblazoned with the prime symbol of Hinduism. It is said to be the essence of the supreme Absolute, or the cosmic world. They have been making and selling Om mugs since 2011 with all proceeds going to support their “unofficially adopted son” Rinji Furba Sherpa, through his schooling and now family life with his wife and two children, one of whom is autistic.

7 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Theodora Talks & Interlude Performances

Dr. Amaka Nnamani on the topic “P.S: Woman, Thou art Phenomenal!”

“Sami” Samickshya Subedi on the topic “Women in Our Communities Are Build Different”

Apsara Uprety on the topic “From Equality to Equity: How it has changed over time?”

Keisha Finnie on the topic “”Embracing Equity in the Arts”

Interlude Performances Include:

  • Emilie Li with a solo piano performance
  • Aayusha Chapagain with two traditional dances
  • VilleHarmonics with a singing performance