UPDATE 

Due to winter storm Quinn, this event has been reschedualed for THURSDAY APRIL 5th. All other pertinent information is the same. 

Next Thursday is International Women's Day, is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, but also a call to push forward in the fight for gender equality. With the Time's Up and #metoo movements on the forefront of media and pop culture, 2018 is a crucial year for this fight.

Thursday evening, Flavours of Malaysia on McKay St in Pittsfield, will host an event gathering women together in celebration, but also in an effort to raise money for a local organization which has played a crucial rule in the lives of thousands of women in Berkshire County, The Elizabeth Freeman Center.

The Elizabeth Freeman Center, who since 1947 have provided leadership and services to address domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County. With the philosophy that everyone should be able to live in safety, with dignity and justice, free from fear and oppression, the center which had an original focus on women, recognizes that abuse affects all genders and identities, and offer free and confidential services to anyone suffering from abuse.

Elizabeth Freeman Center Mission Statement 

Elizabeth Freeman Center offers hope, help, and healing to all experiencing or affected by domestic and sexual violence through free, accessible, and confidential services in Berkshire County.  We work to end the cycle of violence through community mobilization, advocacy, and education. Promoting social justice and working to end all forms of oppression are essential to our work

The Social Hour for the event at 62 McKay Street will kick off at 5 p.m, with dinner starting at 6 p.m. $35 will cover your meal, tax and gratuity and there will also be a cash bar. Tickets are available at Flavours, Dottie's, Steven Valenti's Clothing for Men, and online at elizabethfreemancenter.org