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International Women’s Day celebrations set for San Diego

(This article originally appeared HERE in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner.)

SAN DIEGO -- Local events are scheduled to celebrate International Women’s Day, traditionally marked March 8.

One event, March 9, is being held at Unity San Diego, located at 3770 Altadena Ave. and features an afternoon and evening of musical activities, as well as workshops and a potluck dinner. Singer-songwriter Judy Fjell and author Carolle Jean-Murat will host the festivities. Musicians Lisa Sanders, Peggy Watson and The Trouble Clefs will also perform. The Wild Jammin’ Women through Music Empowerment, Inc. event starts at 2 p.m. with the concert at 7:30 pm. For more information call 760-310-7417.

At a second event, the nonprofit Women’s Empowerment International (WE) will host a large-scale community event in celebration of International Women’s Day and to acknowledge the achievement of first-generation women entrepreneurs in San Diego. The event will be March 10 at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, located at 404 Euclid Ave., from 1-3 p.m NBC-San Diego journalist Brandi Powell will serve as host, and recipients of several microfinance loans from WE, the International Rescue Committee, Accion San Diego, ErasePoverty and PCI Global will show how the loans have helped them reach financial self-sufficiency.

Council President Todd Gloria and Mayor Bob Filner are expected to participate. Attendees for the free event are asked to register HERE.