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Harrisonburg’s Seventh International Women’s Day Celebration

February 8, 2023 by Andrea Dono

The seventh annual Harrisonburg celebration of International Women’s Day will be held on Saturday morning, March 11.  The 2023 theme Embracing Equity will be featured by speakers, dancers, and musicians.   The public is welcome to gather at Harrisonburg City Hall on 409 S. Main Street at 10:30 a.m., then walk along the sidewalk to Court Square for the main program, beginning at 11:00 a.m. This is an inclusive, family-friendly event. All are welcome. more

Celebrating Harrisonburg’s LGBTQ+ Community With Friendly City Safe Space

July 6, 2022 by Danielle Generous

Just a few months ago, the HDR office welcomed some new neighbors next door. A vibrant cultural hub home to many nonprofits and local businesses, the Ice House building is now also home to an organization advocating for a largely underrepresented community within our region. The Friendly City Safe Space (FCSS) aims to make downtown a destination where all LGBTQ+ people thrive through inclusivity, programming, and a unique space that celebrates community.  more