At the Women’s History and Culture Center, EVERY month is Women’s History Month! To make March extra special, our volunteers prepared a beautiful display for the lobby at the Mesquite Library, to honor twelve remarkable women featured in the biography section at the Women’s Center.

With so many “heroines” to choose from, it was a challenge to narrow the list to twelve, but these are the inspirational women our volunteers selected: Amanda Gorman, Betty White, Julia Krone, Lydia Cacho, Misty Copeland, Oveta Culpa Hobby, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Simone Biles, Sojourner Truth, Temple Grandin, Yayoi Kusama, and Zaha Hadid.

The display will be up through end of April. Please stop by the library and see who you would pick for your favorite inspirational women. Also, if you visit the library on Sunday, plan to bring a folding chair and stay for the free “Live at the Library Concert Series” held on the library outdoor plaza Sundays at 3 PM.

International Women’s Day

On March 8, International Women’s Day, Mayor Litman read a proclamation at City Council making March Women’s History Month on Mesquite. International Women’s Day was first celebrated by the United Nations in 1975. It reminds us that the movements women lead for social and economic justice in the United States extend far beyond our borders.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human
rights challenge in our world.”

Mesa Valley Estates

The Women’s Center hosts monthly visits with some of the Mesa Valley Estates residents on the third Friday of each month from 2 to 4 PM. The monthly themes entertain and educate us all and are open to the community.

For the March 25th program, the ladies celebrated the coming of spring by blowing bubbles in the Women’s Center Plaza, followed by a very interesting talk by Christine Picior about living in India, how she made that decision, and how he life changed after that.

The icing on the cake was Christine’s announcement of offering a meditation class at the Women’s Center on the first and third Monday of the month starting in April. The flyer is shown on Page 5.

Live at the Library Concert Series

The “Live at the Library Concert Series” returned from winter break in March, with a full line up of local talent. Concessions at each concert were provided by local non-profits, among them then Women’s History and Culture Center on March 20. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for helping set up and take down the refreshment stand and serving refreshments to the attendees.

What’s New at the Women’s Center

As of April 1, 2022, our Facebook group page will be replaced with a public page. Please check out
and like our new page at “Women’s History and Culture Center – Mesquite, Nevada 2022“.

Volunteer and Greeter Opportunities at the Women’s Center

We always have openings for greeters and alternate greeters. Shifts are two hours long, either from 11 AM to 1 PM or 1 to 3 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This is a rewarding relaxing way to spend two hours a week while learning about amazing women in history and recent times, meeting people and making friends.

We look forward to seeing you and sharing some of the features that make the Women’s History and Culture Center so special.

Stay Safe and Well,

Jean Watkins

Founder / President

 

Carol Saldivar

Past President / Volunteer Coordinator

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