#EachforEqual – Celebrate International Women’s Day

Empowerment Center

Hip Circle Each for Equal International Women's Day Event March 8 2020

International Women's Day is Sunday, March 8th and the theme for 2020 is #EachforEqual. (Read more about this theme here.) At Hip Circle, we would like to invite people of all genders to join us for a powerful speaking, dinner, and silent auction event to celebrate women, challenge stereotypes, and benefit women in the Evanston/Rogers Park community with your support.

#EachforEqual Details

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Hip Circle Empowerment Center: 727 Howard Street, Evanston, IL
  • Please dress in casual attire to participate in a belly dance experience

There is a new metered parking lot at 717 Howard St or metered self-park anywhere along Howard Street.

Presenting Speaker

The presenting speaker at #EachforEqual is ​Heather 'Byrd' Roberts, a Chicago-based poetperformerteaching artist, and author.

Her first chapbook, 'Mahogany: A Love Letter To Black,' was published in 2016. Byrd’s work focuses on the intersectionality between form and freedom. She uses her experiences as a black woman in a variety of spaces to shed light on issues of privilege, love, and familial relationships. Her work unlocks the opportunity for invisible voices to be heard.

Additional Engagement

All attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in a Belly Dance experience, led by Malik Turley, the Executive Director of Hip Circle Empowerment Center.

Schedule of Events

  • 4:00 p.m. - Cocktail reception and Opening of Silent Auction
  • 4:30 p.m. - Presenting Speaker: Heather 'Byrd' Roberts
  • 5:30 p.m. - Belly Dance Experience: Malik Turley
  • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner and Dialogue to Discuss #EachforEqual
  • 7:45 p.m. - Silent Auction Closes

Have a business? We’d love to talk with you about our corporate sponsorship opportunities for the event!


Generously Sponsored By:

Media Sponsors:

Natural Awakenings

WCGO Radio

Silent Auction Donations:

Acu Design Health

Actors Gymnasium

Art Encounter

Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Chicago White Sox

Dynamic Colors Painting and Restoration

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