Celebrate Women’s History Month at The Ebell

The Ebell of LA is thrilled to celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring and celebrating women in art, culture, history, and community. Throughout March, join us in paying tribute to the remarkable achievements and contributions of women who have shaped our world and inspired generations. Together, let’s commemorate these trailblazers and celebrate the power and resilience of women everywhere.

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Monday, March 4
She’s History with Amy Simon:
A One-Woman Play Honoring Women’s History

Alarmed when her ten-year-old daughter plans to do her women’s history report on pop stars, a mom gets inspiration and strength from the unknown, unheralded and forgotten women in history who overcame obstacles and fought for justice. Going back and forth from the past to the present, playwright, actress and “cultural HERstorian,” Amy Simon poignantly finds the funny as she tackles multiple roles in her entertaining and educational program. SHE’S HISTORY!, a one-woman show featuring the stories of significant women based on their own letters, publications and diaries.

7:30 pm
$10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Wednesday, March 6
Writers Bloc with Michele Norris,
Our Hidden Conversations

For years, you heard Michele Norris anchor NPR’s All Things Considered. You heard her eke the truth out of tough interviews she conducted for NPR. She’s earned countless major awards for her journalism, including Emmy, Peabody, Dupont, and Goldsmith awards.

And if you don’t remember her Race Card project, it was brilliant in its simplicity. She sent out a clarion call to listeners all over: Race. Your Story. Six Words. Please Send. Over half a million people answered that call with six words that defined their own racial identity, or their view of others in America.

In her new book, Our Hidden Conversations, Michele Norris offers her insight into the deeply complex relationship that people have about race in America. Now used in schools, businesses, courtrooms, and prisons, the Race Card Project is a tool that cuts to the heart of the matter, and its results are often surprising, moving, and sometimes uncomfortable. It’s profoundly revealing and beautifully illustrated by artist Kadir Nelson.

Lena Waithe is an Emmy-winning writer, producer, actor, and founder of Hillman Grad, a media company created to empower and provide industry access to underrepresented artists and amplify the stories of diverse, historically marginalized communities across all industries. Known for Master of NoneThe ChiQueen & Slim, and Dear White People, Lena’s latest credits include the Emmy-nominated documentary film Being Mary Tyler Moore, the 2023 Sundance Film Festival award-winning films A Thousand and One, which received the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition and a Gotham Award nomination for “Best Feature,” Kokomo City which received the NEXT Audience and NEXT Innovator awards and is a Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominee, and the Tony-nominated play, Ain’t No Mo’.

7:30 pm
General Admission Ticket ONLY: $25
General Admission Ticket + Book: $53
Ebell Members receive $5 off with code “Ebell2023”.

Monday, March 20
The Everywhere of Her Members Only Viewing

The Everywhere of Her is an imaginative and musical celebration of three remarkable women who each shaped Los Angeles. At an event celebrating Amelia Earhart as the first female to complete a trans-Atlantic flight, Charlotta Bass, owner and publisher of the California Eagle, Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, first Chinese licensed female pilot, and Dolores del Rio, Mexican star of American/Mexican cinema, meet for the first time. They discover that they have far more in common than they would have thought; though history books may try to erase their astonishing accomplishments, individually and together they will change the world.

The Ebell of LA is proud to offer these performances, educational resource materials and lessons plans and art making activities immediately following the performance free of charge. This program has been made possible thanks to generous support from the California Arts Council, Artistic Scholarship Fund For Inner City Youth, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture, Pasadena Showcase House for The Arts, The Rosenthal Family Foundation, and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.

10:00 am – Members only
Performance is FREE

$20 per member for boxed lunch

A Woman's Place Juried Art Show

Thursday, March 21
A Woman’s Place Juried Art Show Opening Reception

Join us at The Ebell of Los Angeles for ‘A Woman’s Place’ art exhibit, celebrating National Women’s History Month from March 21 (Opening Reception) to April 30, 2024.

The Ebell welcomes three esteemed professionals from the Los Angeles arts scene as jurors for the special exhibit. They are Shana Nys Dambrot, arts editor for the L.A. Weekly; Taylor Bythewood-Porter, independent curator and former assistant curator at the California American Art Museum; and Amy Scott, executive vice president of research and interpretation and the Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts at The Autry Museum.

The planning committee selected “A Woman’s Place” to inspire artists to share their own stories, reflections, hopes and dreams for women and the place they take in society. Whether it is reflections of triumph or heartbreak of the past, celebrations and calls to action for today, or hopes and dreams for tomorrow, the Ebell wants to see various interpretations of a world where women belong and take up space. The exhibit will be one part of an array of activities celebrating National Women’s History Month at the Ebell throughout March.

6:00 pm

Friday, March 22
Women’s Heart Health with Dr. Noel Bairey Merz

Cardiologist Dr. Noel Bairey Merz is a leader in research on women’s cardiovascular health and the Director of the Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai. She is dedicated to closing the 50-year knowledge gap between what we know about heart disease for women compared to men. Her TED Talk on this subject has garnered almost one million views. Join us for an informative presentation from this dynamic expert on the single biggest health threat faced by women and solutions for prevention and treatment.

11:30 am
$45 Members, $60 Non-Members

Wednesday, March 27
The Ebell Institute for the Study of Women’s History in Los Angeles

The Ebell Institute exists to cultivate dialogue around Women’s History in Los Angeles and is grounded in the belief that “one cannot be what one cannot see.”

The Ebell Women’s Symposium aims to enrich public awareness of the historical Los Angeles women who have played pivotal roles in shaping our city culturally, politically, socially and beyond.

Join us for this fascinating exploration of the voices of contemporary female scholars and artists whose contributions have too often been omitted from history books or overlooked in the public sphere. These untold stories have helped shape our community and continue to do so for the future generations.

10:00 am – 4:15 pm
Free admission, $35 for box lunch
Free box lunch for first 100 registered attendees