Upcoming events for March; Opportunities to Learn and Lead

This is just a sampling of some of the events coming up in March! We will be adding more events – keep checking back! (if you know of an event – not a group’s scheduled meeting – but an event, please send us an email; CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com)


Saturday, March 17 from 10:30-12:30: Moms Demand Action Cape Cod. Regular meeting  at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable.
“Our mission is to increase gun safety through changing laws and changing culture.”

March 22: Addressing Gender and Racial Harassment in the Sciences
Dr. Kathryn Clancy will deliver a presentation on harassment in the workplace, the types of structural issues that make harassment more or less likely, and the changes needed to reduce harassment in the sciences. Dr. Clancy is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois with additional affiliations in the Program for Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, and the Women and Gender in Global Perspective Program. She earned undergraduate degrees from Harvard University in Biological Anthropology and Womens Studies, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in Anthropology. REGISTER HERE
See their website post about this here.

As the world’s top ranked climate change think tank, WHRC recognizes the importance of this subject in the sciences and is pleased to offer this free public forum. We hope you will join us for this educational evening.

Thursday, March 22
5:30 pm: Wine & cheese in the Commons
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Presentation in the Harbourton Auditorium

Seating is limited. Registration is highly recommended.

Saturday, March 24 at

March for Our Lives Boston:
In the words of survivors of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, “This is it.”
Gather at Boston Common, Charles St, Boston, Massachusetts 0210
Twitter: #MarchforOurLivesBoston   Snapchat: bostonmfol  Instagram: mfolboston More information and RSVP here.
Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin are just a few of the many students of Stoneman Douglas who endured the tragic shooting that lost the lives of 17 of their peers, faculty, teachers, and community members. But with 30 mass shootings in the meager two-month expanse of 2018, they stand amongst fellow students, survivors, and fed-up citizens across the country in demanding to lawmakers “this is it.” This must be a legislative turning point for our country in regards to gun control. This. is. not. normal. So together with fellow students and survivors they are calling for a “March for Our Lives.”  Here in Boston – we heed their call.

March For Our Lives Washington DC:
On March 24, the kids and families of Parkland, FL March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.
On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.  Register here. Or, register on Facebook.

If you know of anyone who is planning to organize buses contact us and we will help by creating a page and sharing on our social media platforms.
Here is a list of sister Marches around the country – actually around the world! – they are adding new marches hourly.

March For Our Lives Hyannis 11am:
Hyannis Village Green, 367 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Saturday March 24th, the newly established Cape Cod Student Board intends to hold our march in Hyannis. Mainly led by students, we created this out of inspiration from the brave teen survivors of Parkland Florida who founded the movement to speak up and create a nationwide demonstration and to demand that action be taken on the federal level to combat gun violence.
​Cameron Kasky, a student and survivor of the incident at Stoneman Douglas High School announced this on Sunday, February 18th, stating that the demonstration will take place on March 24th in every city across the United States. ​We, the students from the Cape Cod area have seen the courageous actions taken in Florida and likewise have decided that we need to help the cause. Because of this, we too will hold our march in Hyannis.
We’ve constructed a student board and will continue to plan this event through the collaboration of students from up and down the Cape. ​Students have a right to attend school without fear of attack. Teachers have a right to educate in an environment free of gun violence. Parents have a right to send their children to school without worry of them not returning at the end of the day. And we all as citizens have a right to live in a country where we are not faced with frequent mass shootings and a gun homicide rate 25 times that of other developed nations.
​As Cape Coders, New Englanders, and most importantly Americans, we feel vulnerable in the places we call home due to the inaction of elected officials. This event calls on them and their colleagues to act now to prevent needless deaths. Enough is enough. Hyannis Village Green, 367 Main St, from 11am-3pm, on March 24th, the newly established Cape Cod Student Board will hold our satellite event for March For Our Lives Hyannis.

Falmouth March for Our Lives 1pm:
West Main Street and Palmer Ave, Falmouth, MA
On March 24, kids and families will gather to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death. Sponsored by Engage Falmouth, No Place for Hate, Falmouth Democratic Town Committee, and Grandmothers Against Gun Violence.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
A Film Program for Women’s History Month
Brought to you by No Place For Hate – Falmouth
Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540
This award-winning documentary is the compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history. Directed by Laura J. Lipson, the film has won ten award and been shown worldwide. See more about film here
Free of charge. Welcoming and accessible to all.

See a shareable poster in the images below.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm:
Please join the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and the Cape Cod & Islands Commission on the Status of Women For a Regional Public Hearing on Women’s Issues (see all details on website here)
Cape Cod Community College, Science Building, Lecture Hall C, 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA 02668
“We want to know about the issues that affect you, your children, your family, and your community. Community leaders and local residents are invited to testify. Oral and written testimony will be accepted.”





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2 thoughts on “Upcoming events for March; Opportunities to Learn and Lead

  1. Hi,
    I am the Cape Cod local group leader for Moms Demand Action. We hold our next regular meeting Saturday, March 17 from 10:30-12:30 at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable. Our mission is to increase gun safety through changing laws and changing culture. I would appreciate if you could add our meeting to your listings.

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