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.

Stacy Lipson

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