Puerto Vallarta will mark International Women’s Day beginning on March 2, 2015 with a lecture at City Hall at 6:00 PM titled “How Men Can Improve the Lives of Women”. The lecture will be presented by Dr. José Carlos Cervantes, gender researcher.
Sarah Maria Chaves Medina with The Municipality Institute for Women has planned a week of events to honor women and their role in society. International Women’s Day is officially recognized on March 8.
On March 3 a fundraiser breakfast will be held to benefit two important women’s organizations, Bennu Group who helps women with cancer, and Casa Esperanza who shelters battered women. A discussion on women’s importance in Mexican society will be presented.
The breakfast fundraiser tickets are available at the Women’s Institute or at the door of the event held at Mi Querencia located at Calle Morelos 426 in Centro. The breakfast event begins at 9:00 AM.
In the Regional Preparatory Auditorium, Dr. Jesús Cabral will present a conference on “Equity, gender, and sexuality in university students” at 9:00 AM on March 4.
On March 5 at 6:00 PM, Commander Dulce María Vargas Torregrosa will discuss women in the Mexican military at City Hall. Commander Vargas is currently the Director of the Puerto Vallarta Naval Hospital and the first woman in Mexico to reach that position.
Centro Universitario de la Costa will hold six roundtable discussions on resilience and gender on March 6 held by doctors Jesús Arias, Claudia Elizabeth Bonilla, Coral Jorda, and José Carlos Cervantes.
A breakfast has been organized with 800 prominent women in Puerto Vallarta on March 7 a 9 AM.
On International Women’s Day, March 8, a 5K run will be held. Registration is $50 pesos and will benefit local women organizations and shelters. First, second, and third place winners will receive one year membership to Golds Gym and all participants will receive a Women’s Day t-shirt.
For more information about Women’s Day in Puerto Vallarta, contact the Institute for Women at 178 7925.