International Women’s Day Service

Women comprise half of the nearly 8 billion people in the world, but they are underrepresented in the historical record, in the arts, and in many professional fields. International Women‘s Day, declared by the United Nations in 1977, is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It serves as a focal point in the women‘s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. With this year’s theme, “Break the Bias,” International Women’s Day participants imagine a world free of stereotypes, and discrimination. This world is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place where difference is valued and celebrated. Join us as we explore these themes in verse, song, and personal recollection.