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Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day

Women's Month

It’s March! That means it’s Women’s History Month and we’ll be celebrating all month long. If you’re on this page, you’ve found the MNUFC hub for all things Women’s History Month. 

Women's History Month highlights the often-overlooked contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. 

Here’s what we’ll be up to this month and how you can join in on our celebrations.

Feminine Care Supply Drive at the Black and Blue Team Store at Allianz Field

We’re hosting a Feminine Care Supply Drive at Allianz Field with proceeds benefitting women’s shelters in Saint Paul that support victims and survivors of domestic abuse while working toward a community free from violence. The drive kicks off on Wednesday, March 10 and will run until Saturday, March 13, during store hours (noon-6:00 p.m. CT). There will be bins inside the Black and Blue Team Store for you to drop supplies off and those donating will receive 10 percent off on their purchases in the store.

Register Round-Up at the Black and Blue Team Store at Allianz Field

We will be running a Register Round-Up program in the Black and Blue Team Store with proceeds benefitting Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE). Located in the Midway neighborhood, WISE’s mission is to empower immigrant and refugee women and girls to succeed through advocacy and culturally competent services.

Buy a coffee for a woman that inspires you
Join our First Team players and buy a coffee for a woman that inspires you. We’ve listed some women-owned coffee shops around the Twin Cities below. Make sure to tag @MNUFC on social and hashtag #MNUFC if you participate!  

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Write a note to a woman you’d like to celebrate and to yourself
Write a note to a woman who inspires you, and, while you’re at it, write yourself a love note because you deserve some praise, too! Here are templates for you to get started.

Girl Power! Jam out at home to our Girl Power Playlist on Spotify and watch our favorite Girl Power movies

Ten movies to choose from: Brave, Frozen, Hidden Figures, Legally Blonde, Moana, Mulan, Pitch Perfect, She’s the Man, The Devil Wears Prada, Wonder Woman

International Women’s Day

While March is Women’s History Month, it’s also the month we celebrate International Women’s Day. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. 

The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge'. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So let's all #ChooseToChallenge.

Sound of the Loons: International Women’s Day Round Table

The women of Major League Soccer are choosing to challenge in a men’s league on the rise. Kyndra de St. Aubin leads a conversation with women who are not only trailblazing the way to help forge a more gender equal world in their individual roles, but also positively shaping soccer culture as a whole.

The episode’s guests are:
Tori Penso, PRO Referee
Erika Binger, Founder of V3 Sports

Tonia Kruczek, True North Elite Board Member
Sam Solberg, Dark Clouds President

Allianz Field
The Allianz Field video board will be rotating with inspirational quotes from inspiring women for the duration of the day on March 8.