Sunday, March 27 at 3PM
Celebrate Women’s History Month in the SOPAC Loft with a screening of “Bend it Like Beckham.”
- 3PM: Mingling & photo
- 4PM: Snacks & movie
“Bend it Like Beckham” will be the featured film at this slumber party type event. Bring your sleeping bags and snacks to go with the pizza that will be provided. Other snacks will be available at the SOPAC concession stand.
Why Do We Wear White?
We’re asking all participants to wear white in honor of the women from the suffrage movement who worked to earn our right to vote! You’ve likely seen women from all walks of life “wear white” to send a powerful message but why white? White, purple, and gold were the official colors of the National Woman’s Party and the suffragist movement.
According to the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage’s statement of purpose, the colors were chosen deliberately: purple for “loyalty, constancy to purpose, unswerving steadfastness to a cause,” gold for “the color of light and life, and “the torch that guides our purpose.” And white, “the emblem of purity, symbolizes the quality of our purpose.” With white as their calling card, the suffragettes stood out not only in the streets but also in the media coverage of their marches. When black-and-white photography was the primary form of visual documentation, white provided a clear and bright contrast on the front pages of newspapers, attracting the eye of readers.