For Louisville residents looking to meet with Mayor Greg Fischer, International Women’s Day may be the perfect opportunity for a meet-and-greet.

This year is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a global event that celebrates women’s rights across the globe. According to the announcement posted on the Facebook event page, the celebration will take place on Fri., Mar. 8 at 11:15 a.m at 527 W. Jefferson Street on the courthouse steps.

The Louisville Metro Bulletin announced  a number of other events associated with International Women’s Day including a 2 p.m. reading of “Alice in Black and White” by  the Looking for Lilith theater company at 2044 Frankfort Avenue.

At 3 p.m., movie buffs can catch a screening of “Iron Jawed Angels” at 1741: A Collaboratory for Social Innovation at 1741 Frankfort Avenue. “Iron Jawed Angels” is a film about early suffragettes fighting for women’s right to vote.

Women interested in networking with women business owners should make a note to stop by the “Women Make the Avenue Work” reception at 1631 Mellwood Avenue.

The reception will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and will include a stamp unveiling from the U.S. Postal Service. Food and drinks will include local vendors such as Apocalypse Brewery, Blue Dog Bakery, Dark Star Tavern, Heine Brothers Coffee, and Crave Catering.

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Stacy Lipson is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national and regional publications.

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