March Events in Frankfort and Traverse City Celebrate Women and Architecture

Benzie Area Women’s History Project


In celebration of International Women‘s Day, the Benzie Area Women‘s History Project will present the film, I Am a Girl, on Saturday, March 7, at 4:00 PM at the Garden Theater in Frankfort.

The most persecuted people in the world today are not from a particular race or religion. They are not political activists. They are girls. The simple fact of being born a girl makes a person more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on the planet.

I Am a Girl is a beautifully crafted documentary that paints a complex picture of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century. In this remarkable film we hear the stories of six girls on the brink of womanhood, through a patchwork of diverse cultures and issues. This is an excellent movie for anyone of teen age on up. For more information and to see a preview, go to

Our film showing has been underwritten by Suzy Voltz of C21 Sleeping Bear Realty and by the West Michigan Bank & Trust. Admission to this film is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. The money raised supports a scholarship given each year to a non-traditional female student at Northwestern Michigan College.

The Garden Theater is wheelchair accessible and provides a hearing loop. For more information, see our website:, or email, or phone (231) 510-1721. The Benzie Area Women‘s History Project is a committee affiliated with the Benzie Area Historical Society.

History Center of Traverse City