Join us for the 2016 Celebration!  We will:


  • Spend the morning at The Pinery at the Hill, sharing a beautiful venue and delicious brunch
  • Listen to live music by the Gioscia-Groothof duo 
  • Review art displays by local artists (and have the opportunity to purchase display pieces)
  • Enjoy Birgitta De Pree from Millibo Art Theatre, who will be our MC
  • Be inspired by the presentations of Lisa Lundquist (works with homeless and troubled women and teens), Allie Burritt (from We Made This, supporting refugee women in Denver) and Judi Arndt (textile artist and world traveler)
  • Meet other interesting and dynamic women!

Judi Arndt

Textile artist, world traveler and collector who will be sharing about cooperatives dedicated to training women in India, Laos, Viet Nam and other Asian countries.


ARCHIVAL: Past celebrations

Allie Burritt

Program Coordinator from African Community Center’s We Made This -

helping refugee women in business and in art.  An initiative designed to provide economic growth and social support.

International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's.  Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. 

​​​​Artist/Copyright: Estelle Carol/ CWLU Herstory Project SCW@2010

Syracuse Cultural Workers "Tools for Change" catalog is 40 pages of feminist, progressive, multicultural resources to help change the work and sustain activism.  The Peace Calendar, Women Artists Dabebook, over 100 posters on social, cultural, and political themes, holiday cards for Solstice, Christmas, Chanukah, plus buttons, stickers, T-shirts, notecards, postcards, and books.  Great fundraising products.  Box 6367, Syracuse, NY 13217 800.949.5139; Fax 800.396.1449. 24-hour ordering. Visa/MC. email:

We have been holding a collaborative celebration as a community since 2011. Every year is a different focus - but always celebrating the resiliency and achievements of women both local and international.

The Planning Committee for the Colorado Springs International Women’s Day Celebration is a collaborative effort of several local organizations including:

  • Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area
  • American Association of University Women - Colorado Springs Branch
  • Soroptimists International of Colorado Springs,
  • Women's Resource Agency,
  • Colorado Springs World Affairs Council
  • The League of Women Voters, Pikes Peak Region

Lisa Lundquist

Painter and teacher, who works with women's shelters and halfway houses.  She has developed a course of painting called "spiritual painting"

Empowering Women, 

Empowering Humanity:

Picture It!

Saturday Morning, March 5, 2016
9:00 Check-in
9:30 Brunch
10:00-Noon Program

The Pinery at the Hill
775 West Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
$30 registration; $10 for students

Meet Our Speakers


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Colorado Springs

International Women's Day

The Colorado Springs Celebration of International Women's Day is a partnership of several local organizations.