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Top Ways To Celebrate Women’s History Month 2013 In Las Vegas

March 4, 2013 5:00 AM

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Photo Credit: League of Women Voters Las Vegas Valley via Facebook

Photo Credit: League of Women Voters Las Vegas Valley via Facebook

March is Women’s History Month and the women of Southern Nevada have made and continue to make incredible contributions to their community. Las Vegas offers resources to explore the history of women, ways to make a difference in today’s world and influences young girls as well as supports women in times of crisis. Events and programs round out the past and present day history of women. Whether searching for information or looking to volunteer, there are many opportunities to honor mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and all of the women of Southern Nevada.
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League of Women Voters, Las Vegas Valley
(702) 464-7887
www.lwvlasvegasvalley.org

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan citizens’ political organization that researches and takes action on issues affecting families and communities. Membership includes both women and men who want to make a difference. Monthly meetings include networking and guest speakers to encourage becoming informed, participating in government, understanding major public policy issues, continuing education and advocating individual beliefs. The League of Women Voters also offers other programs, events and workshops to continue its goals.

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Jean Nidetch Women’s Center
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway, SSC-A Room 255
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(702) 895-4475
www.womenscenter.unlv.edu

The Women’s Center at University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers education and support concentrating specifically on issues concerning women. The Women’s Center plans special events to educate women on issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and reproductive justice. The Women’s Center also offers informational resources, brochures and flyers. Programs include Campus Advocacy Resource and Empowerment (CARE) Line, a 24-hour campus crisis hotline available to victims/survivors of violence, as well as their family and friends. Other programs include The Advocacy Support Response Team Against Violence and Peers Advocating for Anti-Violence Education.

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Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
2941 Harris Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-3677
www.girlscoutsnv.org

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is a “leadership development organization for girls serving more than 10,000 girl and adult members throughout Southern Nevada” and is a part of the national Girl Scouts of the USA. Programs include FIRST Lego League Club, learning about robotics and Girls in Space – Astronomy Club. Volunteers are always welcome including serving on the Girl Scout Parade Committee and/or the Girl Scouts Annual Cookie Kickoff Carnival. Membership is open to girls of all ages from five to 17.

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Women’s Research Institute of Nevada
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(702) 895-4931
www.wrinunlv.org

The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada was created for the collection, preservation and analysis of information on women in Nevada. Goals include continuing new research with mentoring, support, awarding internships, communicating information and coordinating existing information. Research round tables and author’s receptions are sponsored as well as educating the public on women’s issues through community forums, guest speakers and the Institute’s website. Volunteer opportunities include researchers, panelists for lectures and leadership, mentors for students and expertise in other areas.

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Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada
2300 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 800
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 733-3955
www.womenschamberofnevada.org

The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada was established in 2002 by Founder, President and CEO June Beland and celebrated 10 years with a big gala in 2012. With an estimated 45,935 “majority-owned privately held women-owned firms in Nevada, accounting for 29 percent of all privately held firms in the state,” the chamber was created as a voice for women in business. The chamber offers programs, events and seminars including The Entrepreneur Club, Young Professional Women’s Club, Business Connection Café and, later in March, the eighth annual Women’s Hall of Fame & Pioneer Luncheon. The chamber is one of the sponsors of the Aspire Conference to be held March 8-9 and Women of Color conference to be held August 1-3.

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Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (34 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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