Women’s History Month: Here’s a guide to events happening across Central Florida to celebrate

ORLANDO, Fla. — March is Women’s History Month in the U.S., and organizations across Central Florida are hosting events throughout the month in celebration of women’s contributions to society.

See a list of events happening across our area below:

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‘Woman In Motion’ screening

In celebration of Women’s History month, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando are hosting a showing of “Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA” at the Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival.

This free event is a first-come, first-seated event on Thursday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. When you arrive, you will be assigned to your own socially-distant box for up to five people.

Click here for more information and to register. 

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Orange County Library System events

The Orange County Library System is teaming up with the Orange County Regional History Center for

Women’s History Month to offer “Breaking Barriers: Women’s History Spring Break,” a weeklong

series of events focused on the contributions made by women in science and the arts. From March 15 to 19,

learn about important historical figures like Amelia Earhart, Grace Hopper, Sally Ride and more. Click here for more information about upcoming events for Women’s History Month at the library.

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Mabel Norris Reese: Fearless Voice for Truth

The Orange County Regional History presents its second annual Women’s History Month Celebration with an online program honoring Mabel Norris Reese (1914-1995), a determined Central Florida journalist who fought for justice and took on the Ku Klux Klan in a segregated Florida.

Titled “Mabel Norris Reese: Fearless Voice for Truth,” the program will highlight Reese’s career at the helm of the Mount Dora Topic, a small weekly newspaper in Lake County, as she investigated the case of the Groveland Four and other instances of grave injustice.

Click here for more information about the event.

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Florida History SHEroes!

The Orange County Regional History Center is also hosting a series this month titled “Florida History SHEroes!.” Click here for a list of upcoming events. 

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2021 Women United Luncheon

The Heart of Florida United Way is hosting the 2021 Women United Luncheon on March 4 at 10:45 p.m. The organization said the event will be a virtual empowerment event featuring keynote speaker Lisa Nichols. The event will offer individuals and teams the chance to connect and power up to accomplish their personal and professional goals. Click here for information on how to register. 

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.