94.9 FM The River presents the Women’s History Month Music Celebration Live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 6pm First Thursday, March 3. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8), a cross section of Idaho female songwriters and musicians will perform original songs and covers of their female musical influences. Representatives from the Women’s and Children’s Alliance will be on hand accepting donations and distributing information on their organization. Pie Hole will have pizza by the slice for sale.
Scheduled to perform:
Becca and Rochelle
Melanie Radford (Marshall Poole, G ! R L C R 3 W)
Lisa Simpson (Finn Riggins, Mostly Muff)
Sun Blood Stories
Kelsey Swope (Bijouxx, Ancient Psychic, G ! R L C R 3 W)
Christine Thomas (Sherpa, SFM-Steve Fulton Music, David Andrews Band)
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE
The Women’s and Children’s Alliance offers safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Support of the WCA is more important than ever. The need for services to those traumatized by domestic and/or sexual violence is higher than ever, while funding is always a challenge. The WCA welcomes your support of its efforts to provide safety, healing and freedom to those fleeing violence.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The 2016 theme is #PledgeForParity. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later in 2015, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.
Everyone – men and women – can pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly – whether to help women and girls achieve their ambitions, call for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, develop more inclusive and flexible cultures or root out workplace bias. Each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.