March 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dining Hall Indiana Interchurch Center 1100 W. 42nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated March 8th. We may not make a big deal about it in the US because it was invented a century ago by American Socialists, but in many countries it’s widely celebrated, even a national holiday. Maybe it should be here as well.
To start, consider the Indy-based Darfur Women Network’s project for International Women’s Day … you might agree that IWD is a holiday worth celebrating. Last year the Darfur Women Network brought safe ovens to a Darfuri refugee camp in Chad. A safe oven can be the difference between life and death for refugee women. Their conventional ovens are fueled by wood; collecting wood to cook and stay warm requires venturing out of the relative safety of the camp where women are vulnerable to gangs and human traffickers. This IWD Mastora Bakhiet, founder of the Darfur Women Network to explain the reality of life in the refugee camps, the importance of safe ovens, and how we can help.
But that’s not all! Our very good friend Rev. Delores Thornton has tapped into her extensive network of friends, supporters, and partners to illustrate the full extent of IWD, local + national + global.