Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Women on the Bridge: Celebrating International Women's Day: The 100th Anniversary

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day


Women for Women International, in collaboration with Google, and other organizations, invites you to join tens of thousands of people coming together on bridges all over the world -- from the Millennium Bridge in London, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, to the Grand Barriere Bridge joining Rwanda and Congo -- to show your support for women's causes and celebrate women's achievements.

For information on bridge walks, or to check in virtually, visit here and here

You also are invited to donate to one of the many organizations that work to improve the lives of women worldwide. See the link below. 

Brooklyn Bridge New York


March 8 from 10:30am to 1pm. If you're short on time, you can choose to register ONLY for the festival in City Hall Park (noon to 1pm).

10:30am: Check-in at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn (High Street stop on A,C Subway is the closest). From there we'll walk together, across the Brooklyn Bridge, to City Hall Park in Manhattan.

12:00pm: Festival begins at City Hall Park, Manhattan. (If you're skipping the Bridge Walk and just joining  for the Festival, check in at City Hall Park at 11:45.)

For our firends in London - Millennium Bridge London


8th March at 10am at Borough Market for coffee and banner making.

The London march, led by Annie Lennox, will leave Borough Market at 11am, walking along the south side of the river to Millennium Bridge, crossing the Thames to the north side then continuing west along the river walk way past Victoria Embankment Gardens, then crossing back along Hungerford Bridge to the south side of the river and finishing at the Royal Festival Hall for speeches and more.

More on donations here (then scroll to the bottom of the page.)

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