Women’s History Month – 5 ways to celebrate in Huntsville

Celebrate Women’s History Month in the Huntsville area with some awesome local events! (LaunchTech)

March is Women’s History Month, when we recognize and celebrate the contributions and influences women have had on our history and our society. And in the Huntsville area, there are plenty of ways to recognize this distinctive month.

From seminars to shows to presentations area-wide, here are five events in Madison County this month that help us recognize and celebrate how women have impacted our lives here locally:

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1 – Women (W)righting Alabama

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Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending Women (W)righting Alabama at Huntsville Public Library downtown. (HMCPL.org)
  • What: Women (W)righting Alabama
  • Where: Auditorium — Downtown Huntsville Library (915 Monroe St.)
  • When: March 5, 2PM – 3:30PM
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Dr. Charlotte Teague from Alabama A&M will be speaking at the Downtown Huntsville Library about the authors featured on Tiavalya Befecadu’s  Alabama Authors quilt, an exquisite quilt that will be on display at Huntsville-Madison County Public Libraries.

2 – International Women’s Day Breakfast Celebration

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Recognize Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with activist Lilly Ledbetter March 8 at Athens State University. (Lilly Ledbetter via Facebook)
  • What: International Women’s Day Breakfast Celebration
  • Where: Athens State University, Sandridge Student Center Ballroom (300 North Beaty Street, Athens)
  • When: March 8, 8AM – 10AM
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Enjoy a celebratory breakfast honoring International Women’s Day, with equal pay and women’s rights activist Lilly Ledbetter at Athens State University. Ledbetter was the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. regarding employment discrimination, setting off a wave of change and opening a dialogue across the nation.

3 – Exhale Huntsville: Women Uplifted

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Women’s History Month is in full force at Color me Mine pottery studio. (Color Me Mine via Facebook)

March 11 at the Color Me Mine paint-your-own pottery studio, it’s Ladies Night, and you can wind down and have fun painting together in a relaxing, fun atmosphere. Also, there’s a 50% discount per person! Bring your favorite wine, snacks, and your best girlfriends.

4 – Rooms Where it Happened: The Women Who Led Huntsville’s Suffrage Movement

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Join the Historic Huntsville Foundation’s Donna Castellano in a lesson on women’s suffrage in Huntsville. (Donna Castellano via Facebook)
  • What: Rooms Where it Happened: The Women Who Led Huntsville’s Suffrage and Voting Rights Movement
  • Where: Madison Public Library (130 Plaza Blvd., Madison)
  • When: March 19, 2PM-3PM
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What better way to recognize Women’s History Month than to learn all about the brave and strong women who led the push for women’s voting rights in Huntsville. Join the Historic Huntsville Foundation’s Donna Castellano for this incredible and enlightening presentation.

5 – 2nd Annual STEMVP Brunch

LaunchTech’s Venus Quates (center) hosts and honors the incredible women of STEM in the Huntsville area. (Launchtech)

The STEMVP Brunch was created in 2022 to “Celebrate, Empower, and Uplift” some of the most valuable players in STEM — women — who have shaped the field and empowered a future generation of leaders in the STEM field.

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Michael Seale
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