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34th Annual Portland International Women's Day
Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 4:00pm

The 34th annual Portland International Women's Day (PIWD) will celebrate the strength, value and diversity of women in Portland and abroad. Over 2000 attendees are anticipated to enjoy educational workshops, art exhibits, musical entertainment, and international cuisine.

Entertainers performing throughout the day include The Portland Estonian Folkdancers, Blaque Butterfly, Beth Willis, Gypsy Caravan, Tablarosa, and Kate Elliott. Several interactive, open forum workshops will feature women-focused nutrition, discussions on urban cycling, demonstrations on mastering the power tool, creative ways to recycle, and supporting survivors of trauma. Women-owned businesses are invited to participate as our vendors, providing positive visibility and a collective spirit that encourages economic independence.

When: Sunday, March 8th, 2009
Where: Portland State University Smith Center (1825 SW Broadway)
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free and donations are welcomed

PIWD will kick-off 2009's event with a special concert on Saturday, March 7 at Backspace (
115 NW 5th Ave
), featuring Ivy Ross, Felina's Arrow, and Nicole Sangsuree. Doors open at 7pm with tickets available for $7.

The mission of Portland International Women's Day is to provide opportunities for women, and the community at large, to discover similarities and learn from the differences in an environment that is respectful, inclusive, and supportive of the values and points of view of all women. Portland International Women's Day 2009 is sponsored by the PSU Women's ResourceCenter, and brought to you by the Portland International Women's Day Planning Committee.

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