Evanston/North Shore

International Women's Day Commemoration

Save the date!

Please join us for a commemoration of International Women’s Day


Featuring a special screening of I AM JANE DOE

This powerful documentary, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, chronicles the epic battle that several
American mothers are waging on behalf of their under-age daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com.

Post film discussion led by Kaethe Morris Hoffer, Executive Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

Thursday, March 8, 2018

5:45 - 8:45 pm

at Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston

Be Inspired l Be Engaged l Be Empowered 

International Women's Day Partners 

Our 2018 International Women's Day Commemoration is presented by YWCA Evanston/North Shore in collaboration with founding partners:




With support from community partners:




About International Women's Day

International Women’s Day has been recognized for well over a century in celebrations around the world. Our local celebration provides an opportunity for our communities to join with millions across our globe to collectively reflect on the economic, political and social progress women have made both globally and locally.

In addition to celebrating how far women have come, it is also a day to listen, learn and reflect. And while we must acknowledge how much has changed, we also know there is still so much that needs to be done to achieve gender equity and an end to violence against women. Our International Women's Day celebration is also a call to action: it is an opportunity to link our arms and raise our collective voices to work together to harness the power and strength of women and girls so they can reach their fullest and highest potential.


Learn more, get safe, get involved, empower yourself.