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April 9th, Persistence, Pride and Power: Local Groups Celebrate Women's History Month, More

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April 9th, Persistence, Pride and Power: Local Groups Celebrate Women's History Month, More

Beginning Friday, March 29th, RIOC's Youth Program, Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance along with the New York Public Library present three free programs designed to increase awareness. Here's a summary.

The Roosevelt Island Youth Center, the Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance, and the Roosevelt Island branch NY Public Library present - Persistence, Pride and Power! A series of Women's History Month events & more!

FRIDAY, MARCH 29th, 6:30 p.m.
Unbought and Unbossed: The Lives of Nellie Bly and Shirley Chisholm
Do you want to change the world? Get inspired by these two short films about journalist Nellie Bly and Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, two women who fought for change right here in New York City.

The Lighthouse Room, Cultural Center, 548 Main St.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30th, 3:00 p.m.
Crafting the Collections: Celebrating Women’s History Month
Join us for an all-ages crafternoon! Workshop participants will create their own collages on paper using elements collected from the Picture Collection, featuring images of women throughout history. Images from NYPL's Picture collection will be available for your use. You can also bring in your own images, pictures or magazines.

The Lighthouse Room, Cultural Center, 548 Main St.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9th, 7:15 p.m.
Queer, There, and Everywhere: LGBTQ History-Makers
World history has been made by countless LGBTQ individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them. Queer author and activist Sarah Prager joins us to share the stories of people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing, gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.

The Cultural Center Theater, 548 Main St.

These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information call the Youth Center at 212-832-4559

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