Period Poverty Consciousness Raising

Wednesday March 4, 2020
UMass Dartmouth Center for Women, Gender, & Sexuality
10:30 – 12:00 pm

Together YWCA and MassNOW are raising awareness about the I AM Bill, An Act to Increase Access to Disposable Menstrual Products in Prisons, Homeless Shelters, and Public Schools. All are invited to join and learn more about this Bill!

Please email Jordan Latham at or call (508) 999-3255 for more information, or to schedule your own consciousness raising!



2020 International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 5, 2020
YWCA Standish House
20 South Sixth Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Come celebrate International Women’s Day with us! Bring your friends for a casual night of networking in New Bedford. A cash bar and refreshments will be available. Please consider bringing a donation of menstrual hygiene products if you’re able!
Please RSVP to Jordan Latham at




IGNITE: A Youth Showcase of Art Inspired by Historic Women of the SouthCoast

Thursday, March 12, 2020
New Bedford Whaling Museum
6:00 – 8:00 pm

ART IGNITES HISTORY! See and experience powerful art created by young artists and inspired by remarkable women from history. Many of these original artworks – whether exhibited, written, or performed – highlight the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, honor the unfinished legacy of the women’s suffrage movement, or highlight civically engaged women featured in the New Bedford Whaling Museum project Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast. All pieces included in the IGNITE Showcase are eligible for a cash award based on their relevance, creativity, and originality. Learn more at