International Women’s Day 2018 @ Spokane Women's Club
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

International Women’s Day 2018 – Spokane

Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.


Sandy Williams, Publisher of Spokane’s first African-American newspaper, The Black Lens News.

Join us for Spokane’s celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, as we gather to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

This year’s local event will press forward and progress gender parity by focusing on the power of letting our voices be heard. Enjoy inspirational workshops, a resource fair, and a powerful keynote speech.


We are honored to have Sandy Williams as our Keynote Speaker this year. Williams is an accomplished, well known activist, and creator of The Black Lens News. She will facilitate a powerful discussion focused on Hearing the Untold Stories.


Following Sandy’s keynote there will be interactive and empowering workshops for participants to enjoy. In addition, there will be a tabling event to give attendees a chance to obtain resources in our community and to network with organizations.

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Workshops include:

  • Women’s Story Circle Workshop: Finding Your Story and Making it Count, by Wendy Levy, Executive Director of The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture
  • Recognizing and Resisting Discrimination, by Kate Burke, City Council Member and Bethany Montgomery, Chair of Power 2 the Poetry
  • Breathe – Move – Mend: Your body speaks volumes!, by Ann Jackson, local Nia Instructor
  • Empowering Women and Youth Through Media, by Ingrid Sub Cuc with The Cultural Survival Project

Attendees will end the day with a guided meditation by Sravasti Abbey Buddhist nuns titled “Bringing Perspective to our Story-The Kindness of Others”.


This event is free, kid friendly, and open to the public. Registration is not required, though appreciated for planning success. Access accommodations can be scheduled with at least 10 business day notice prior to the event. If accommodations are needed, please call 509.789.9290

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Community Coming Together

Each year, through collective action and shared ownership, IWD Spokane is planned by a committee comprised of multiple members of various organizations, universities, and businesses throughout Spokane and surrounding areas.

This year’s committee includes representatives from YWCA Spokane, Eastern Washington University Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Spokane Woman’s Club, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Whitworth University Dornsife Center for Community Engagement, Spokane Community College ACT Program, Amigas De Corazon, Spokane City Council, The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, as well as many individuals.


SPONSORSHIP/VOLUNTEERING: Both corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities are available until March 3rd, as are additional opportunities for participation. For more information, please contact Nicole Nimens at 509-789-9290 or email

TABLING OPPORTUNITY: Community organizations who align with the event’s mission to further gender parity, are welcome to contact Nicole at 509-789-9290 or at to find out more about tabling opportunities.

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors

Current sponsorship includes, but is not limited to: YWCA Spokane, Eastern Washington University Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Gonzaga University Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Save The Children Action Network (SCAN), and Whitworth University Dornsife Center for Community Engagement.

Learn more about the national efforts.