10 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month in Newark

March is Women’s History Month, and each year, Newark residents and visitors gather to honor the numerous and wide-ranging contributions of women today, and throughout history.

Celebrations, special events, and programs highlighting the achievements of women are available all month long at institutions like Rutgers University-Newark, Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), the Newark Public Library and the Jewish Museum of New Jersey.

Read on for 10 ways to observe Women’s History Month in Newark in 2020.


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No More Hidden Figures

Rutgers-Newark will celebrate Women’s History on March 4th with their event, No More Hidden Figures, which honors unrecognized women of the Greater Newark community. Guest speakers will include Diane Allen and Andrea McChristian, who will discuss “The Right to Vote, The Right to Run”.

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7th Annual Women's History Month Celebration

On March 6th, St. Joseph Plaza will host a night of music, featuring vocalist Sheba Jordan, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Using the theme, Living Life on Purpose, this event will be fun-filled, fabulous and free!

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Newark Museum of Art - Receptionist Desk

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at The Newark Museum of Art

On March 7th, head to The Newark Museum of Art to help create and expand Wikipedia pages for underrepresented women artists, activists, curators, and art historians. Simply bring your laptop or tablet, and a power cord to be a part of this important editing process. 

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Las SufragistasLas Sufragistas/ The Suffragists

Check out a free screening of Las Sufragistas at the Branch Brook Branch of the Newark Public Library on March 11th. In Spanish with English subtitles, the film tells the story of the political struggles of Eufrosina Cruz, an indigenous woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, and the female fight for political power in Mexico.

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Beyond Gospel Music Series Sisters of the WORD: Women of Real Devotion

On Thursday, March 26th, NJPAC’s Faith-Based Advisory Committee presents its Beyond Gospel Music Series. Sisters of the WORD will feature women in ministry who have broken gender barriers as they discuss sustaining the balance of their calling, their work, and their home.

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Suffrage Hikers

The Battle Over Women's Suffrage in Newark

Get a big dose of Newark history at this event on March 11th, sponsored by the Newark Public Library and the Newark History Society. Presenters George Robb and Noelle Lorraine Williams will speak about the battle over women's suffrage in Newark at this free event.

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Reinventing EveReinventing Eve

For Women’s History Month, The Jewish Museum of New Jersey will present a group of ten New Jersey Jewish women, visual artists, in an exciting and provocative group exhibition. Opening on Sunday, March 29, 2020, the exhibit will feature work by Aliza Augustine, Siona Benjamin, Judy Beck, Marilyn Belford, Harriet Finck, Jamie Levine, Jen Levine, Madelyn Shaw, Gail Winbury and Etty Yaniv.

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Women in Hip Hop: History, Activism, and Entrepreneurship

On March 16th, join an informative panel discussion on women in hip hop, moderated by HOT 97’s own Lisa Evers. Esteemed panelists include Roxanne Shante (Hip Hop Artist), Robyn Hood (Hip Hop Artist/Actress) and Dr. Oneka LaBennett (Professor, Cornell University).

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Newark's 10th Annual Women's History Month Film Festival

Women in Media-Newark will hold its 10th Annual International Film Festival from March 27 through April 5 in celebration of Women’s History Month. Each year, the festival screens international, independent film by and about global women’s issues. 

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A Gathering of Givers: Elevating and Empowering Women's Voices

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, Women@NJPAC will host an incredible morning program on March 6th. A Gathering of Givers will feature a diverse array of women who will share their voices, and inspire attendees to reach higher in making the world a better place today and for future generations.

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Group of Women