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Nevada Co Participates in Day Without A Woman

As part of the annual International Women’s Day, about 50 people gathered in Nevada City
Wednesday morning to support a new event being held around the country called “A Day Without A Woman”. Local author, playwright, teacher, and singer, Sands Hall, reminded the gathering, at Robinson Plaza, that Nevada City was also the home of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. That local resident, Ellen Sargent, along with her husband, Senator Aaron Sargent, introduced the original language…

click to listen to Sands Hall

Event organizer, Bonnie Stewart, says women still have a lot to do toward gaining equality….

click to listen to Bonnie Stewart

National organizers of the Women’s March on Washington urged women to take the day off work, shop exclusively at small, women, and minority-owned businesses, and wear red in solidarity. Most of the participants in Nevada City were wearing red. Hall also led the crowd in a version of “America the Beautiful” that she felt was appropriate for the occasion…

click to listen to Sands Hall

Also going on today (Wed.), until 7 this evening, Osborn Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry is holding a silent auction to support Women of Worth, a local organization that aids domestic violence victims. And seeking to offer support for everyone, a Dogs Support Their Moms Dog Walk will be held at 4 this (Wed.) afternoon at Pioneer Park. Also, “Gather the Women” is holding an event at 6:30 this (Wed.) evening at the Foothills Event Center.

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