Being a mom these days ain’t easy. With pop stars constantly blurring lines, young ladies (and lads) need a gentle reminder that being celebrated as a strong woman isn’t just about celebrity. In honor of Women’s History Month, we rounded up five, local events to help teach your tots about amazing women—past and present.
Spend Some Face Time
At the Adamsville-Collier Heights branch of the Atlanta Fulton Public library, learn about courageous women with “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment”, a display that is open to the public March 1-31st. They are also hosting a contest to see if patrons can name some of the famous faces in women’s history.
Address: 3424 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
Have a Her-story Lesson
This 600 photograph exhibit tells the story of young Anne Frank, from her days of freedom in the 1930s to her hiding with her family in Amsterdam, to her 1945 death in the Bergen-Belson concentration camp. Visitors may watch a 28-minute video, “The Short Life of Anne Frank”, which includes the only know footage of Anne Frank. This powerful, moving exhibit provides visitors a chance to learn, explore, share and remember the history and lessons of the Holocaust and its continued relevance today.
Address: Parkside Shopping Center, 5920 Roswell Rd., Suite 209, Sandy Springs
Celebrate Girl Power
Is your little girl a budding politician? Don’t miss Girl Scout Day at the Capitol, where 4th grade girls and up come together to learn about issues impacting women in Georgia and their local community. There will be an opportunity to meet with your local legislator and discuss issues important to each girl. The event is held on March 13th from 9-12 and all participants will join a pre-event conference call. The cost is $5 for a Girl Scout member, $20 for nonmember. Registration can be found here.
Be Street Smart
On March 29th, the Atlanta chapter of Women in Biology/Young Women in Biology will do an Exploration Expo titled “Kids just want to have fun…in Science!” at the Atlanta Science Festival held in Centennial Park. Experiments will include demonstrations such as candy chromatology and strawberry DNA extraction. Girls will be introduced to famous women in history relevant to each experiment. The event is free but requires signing up for the activities at the Young Women in Biology booth at the Festival. Contact Atlanta@womeninbio.org with questions.
Address: Atlanta Science Festival, Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave.
Celebrate the love of loving stories with your little princess later this month at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Using only her imagination—and her Broadway voice—a princess saves a whole kingdom from an evil decree in “1001 Nights: A Love Story about Loving Stories.” Genies, jesters, 40 thieves, and other fantastical creations spring to life as she spins one cliffhanger after another in this inventive staging of an early hit by Robert Lopez, Tony winner (Avenue Q, Book of Mormon) and Academy Award nominee (Frozen). To see full event information click here.
Address: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW
How will you celebrate Women’s History Month with your little ladies (or lads)? Share with us in the comments section below!
Photos courtesy of Creative Commons via Flickr, Atlanta Science Festival via Facebook, Anne Frank in the World Exhibit via Facebook, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta via Facebook and the Center for Puppetry Arts