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Edgewater’s Women-Owned Businesses Take Centerstage For International Women’s Day

For the fourth year, Edgewater will again host an inspirational annual event that celebrates International Women’s Day as well as woman-owned and operated business in the area. A portion of proceeds from the event will go to Loom, a neighborhood non-profit that works with refugee women living in Chicago.

With over 100 people expected to participate, the International Women’s Day Crawl will take place in Edgewater’s Northern corridor on and around Granville Ave. this Sunday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An assortment of woman-owned businesses will host those attending the event including Farm Bar, Chicago Mosaic School, Edge of Sweetness, Bark Bark Club, Ethiopian Diamond, Fixer, Margaret Hagerty State Farm, Gallery 1070 and more likely to be added closer to the event.

The Crawl, which is organized by the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, is open to all genders and ages though you must be 21 or over to partake in activities that include alcohol. Tickets are $35 with a portion of proceeds going to the Edgewater non-profit Loom Chicago, a creative enterprise with Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program. The program brings together refugee women fleeing their country of origin due to a credible fear of persecution on account of their race, religion, political opinion, national origin, or social group.

Women from Loom will be selling a variety of goods inspired by their cultural traditions using creative techniques such as knitting, sewing, and weaving. All items for sale are made through the program which provides the studio space, materials and workshops needed to produce the goods in order to bring in extra income for the refugees.

Loom along with along with SmackDab, Koval, Greenstar Brewery, and Work +Shelter will  provide fun activities along the route. Interactive experiences will include liquor tastings, food and samples.

For more information, please visit Edgewater.org or purchase tickets HERE.

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