This year, the theme of Women’s History Month is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. To honor outstanding women both today and throughout history, consider attending some of these exciting events being held in Baltimore this March.
credit: Girl Rising Facebook page

credit: Girl Rising Facebook page

Movie Screening: Girl Rising 
University of Maryland SMC Campus Center
621 W Lombard St., Elm Room B
Baltimore, Md. 21201

To register, click here.

Date: March 3, 5-7 p.m.

Girl Rising” is a 2013 documentary film that explores the struggles women face in cultures across the world in cultures that promote practices as arranged marriages and child slavery. The film focuses on nine girls who managed to overcome these injustices through education and have the will to rise above the negative roles their respective cultures assigned to them. On March 3, the acclaimed director of Girl Rising, Richard Robbins, will be presenting this inspiring movie on the campus of The University of Maryland, Baltimore and talking about the path that led to the production of the film.

harriet tubmanWomen’s History Bus Tour of Baltimore
39 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, Md. 21022
(443) 708-2442

Date: March 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Women’s Heritage Center has planned an activity-packed day for March 28. Guests will meet at the Women’s Heritage Center for a continental breakfast and an overview of the tour. The tour will then take guests to the Jewish Museum of Maryland for dramatization on the immigration and role of Jewish women in early Baltimore, then on to locations where the guests will encounter the experiences of Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad, a dramatic presentation of Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, founder for the first nuns of African descent, and a presentation about Mother Elizabeth Seton, first female saint in the United States. The tour will also stop for a buffet lunch. To participate in this fabulous day, make your check for $60, payable to Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and mail it to MWHC, P.O. Box 719, Brooklandville, MD 21022 by March 12, 2014.

Annual Women’s History Conference
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
39 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 767-0675

Date: March 2, 1-5 p.m.

For the fourth year, Maryland NOW (National Organization for Women) is holding its Women’s History Conference, cosponsored and hosted by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. Taking women’s history back to the very beginning in this country, the conference will feature a panel of Native American Women, with representatives of the Baltimore American Indian Center & Museum and members of the Piscataway Indian Nation, including Mervis Savoy. It will also have Susan Carle, author of “Forerunners of the NAACP,” discussing the Early Civil Rights Movement.

Related: Women’s History Month: Who Do You Admire More?

Photo Credit: WJZ

Photo Credit: WJZ

AMTRAK Celebrates Women of the B&O Railroad 
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Md. 21223
(410) 752-2490

Date: March 1-31, 2014

Who doesn’t love a good train station? Every single day this March, AMTRAK hosts the Women’s History event at the B&O Railroad. Few people consider the profound contributions women have made to the railway system. Attendees to this event will be treated to the fascinating attractions of the B&O Railroad Museum as well as a host of speakers that will educate visitors on the rich history of women in the railroad business, as well as their ongoing service and careers in the industry.

Maryland Women's Heritage Center 1Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
39 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 767-0675

The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center has been a beacon of the history and accomplishments of Maryland women for more than 30 years. A nonprofit organization, the Center can brag of being the first ever state-based center and museum of its kind. In addition to the free museum celebrating bold steps taken by outstanding women, the center will be presenting a variety of awards this Women’s History Month for Woman of Excellence and Student Leadership and Women’s History Hall of Fame. Visit the museum or take a walk on its Maryland Women’s Heritage Trail; a map of locations all across the state of Maryland – over 150 in all – where women have made a wealth of contributions to the rich history of Maryland, the United States and across the globe.

Related: Best Places For Women’s History In Baltimore

Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.