BLOOMFIELD, NJ – During the month of March, Bloomfield will honor Women’s History Month by hosting multiple events as well as the third annual menstrual hygiene product drive. All residents are encouraged to participate in all of the events throughout the month.
“In honor of Women’s History Month we are collaborating with the MLK Season of Service Committee and the Department of Health and Human Services to collect menstrual hygiene products to ensure that people in our community have the supplies that they need,” said Councilwoman Jenny Mundell. “Additionally, we will be holding events including an art show, a presentation at the library and an open discussion about the women that we admire. I encourage everyone in Bloomfield to try and participate in some of these exciting events this month.”
The women of Bloomfield’s Town Council, in collaboration with the MLK Season of Service Committee and the Department of Health and Human Services, are hosting the third annual Menstrual Hygiene Product Drive. Drop off tampons, pads, liners, menstrual cups, period panties, and intimate wipes at participating locations through the month of March. Donations will be distributed to local schools and food pantries. Locations include: Bloomfield Civic Center, Bloomfield Public Library, Big Bill’s Corner Cafe, Bloomfield Steak and Seafood, 23 Skiddoo Cafe, Green Grocer Food Hub, F45, Lovlee Art Studio, Martinez Martial Arts & Family Fitness, and Shooting Star Dance Center.
“It is imperative that we all seek to elevate and help the women in our community, especially during Women’s History Month,” said Councilwoman Dr. Wartyna Davis. “I am grateful to all of our partners that have worked so hard behind the scenes to plan a phenomenal month of events and I look forward to seeing Bloomfield women at all of them.”
Bloomfield Women to Watch: Tune in to the Township of Bloomfield Facebook page on March 8, International Women’s Day, as the Women of Bloomfield’s Town Council take over the social media feed to recognize Bloomfield Women to Watch, which will include women of our community who have inspired others professionally or personally, break down barriers through example and/or action, and who are committed to creating an environment for the success and growth of others. These women will also be recognized by proclamation at the Township Council Meeting on March 28.
“Women’s History Month is about supporting women in our community and reflecting on the tremendous accomplishments of women throughout our history,” said Councilwoman Sarah Cruz. “Please consider coming to some of these events and if you have the means to make a donation to this product drive, please consider doing so, as menstrual hygiene products are often the first things people forgo when they are struggling with financial insecurity.”
Healing & Hope Women’s History Month Art Show: The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department is calling out to artists who would like to display their work for the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month and the theme of Healing & Hope. If you are interested in displaying your work please fill out the form. You can also contact 973-743-9074 with any questions. https://www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com/FormCenter/Parks-Recreation-5/BPRCA-Gallery-Application-81
Bloomfield Public Library Monday Night Book Club will be reading Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict on March 7.
Bloomfield Public Library Zoom Presentation: “Remember the Ladies”: Women During the American Revolution on March 15.
Bloomfield Public Library: Open Discussion on Women We Admire (visit library social media and website for details)
Bloomfield Public Library will feature book displays and story time celebrating women throughout the month of March in both the adult and children’s libraries.