Seattle YWCA hosts all-female ‘Captain Marvel’ screening to celebrate Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2019, 2:44 PM | Updated: 3:13 pm

Captain Marvel...

(Marvel Entertainment)

(Marvel Entertainment)

In celebration of International Women’s Day, YWCA Seattle is hosting an all-female screening of “Captain Marvel” Friday.

RELATED: ‘Captain Marvel’ isn’t ‘Infinity War,’ still thoroughly enjoyable

The screening will be focused on bringing in local high school girls and women. A panel of prominent women leaders will also be on hand before the movie to discuss “women’s empowerment and their aspirations for the future.”

Speaking on the panel will be:

  • Melissa Beard, Senior Firefighter, Snohomish County Fire District 1
  • Detective Julie Govantes, Property Crimes, Edmonds Police Department
  • Shaunta Hyde, Managing Director, Community Relations at Alaska Airlines
  • Lynne Varner, Associate Vice Chancellor, Marketing, Strategy & Community Engagement, Washington State University
  • Teresa Wippel, Publisher, My Neighborhood News Network

Also organized by the event’s facilitator was an International Women’s Day “lunch and learn” event in Edmonds that took place in the early afternoon Friday.

Ahead of the film’s release, the Captain Marvel Challenge sought to raise money to allow tens of thousands of young women to see it in theaters on its opening weekend. The campaign raised over $60,000 nationwide.

MyNorthwest News

Image: Marijuana plants are shown at a California Street Cannabis Company location in San Francisco...

Frank Sumrall

UW survey: 1 in 10 Washington ‘young adults’ use cannabis every day

The Young Adult Health Survey by UW revealed daily cannabis smoking has never been higher among young adults.

1 hour ago

Image: On Sept. 18, 2023, Timothy Rankine talks to codefendant Matthew Collins and an attorney duri...

James Lynch

Ex-Tacoma cop Timothy Rankine plans to file lawsuit against city, attorney general

Former Tacoma officer Timothy Rankine and his wife filed a tort claim against the city of Tacoma and the attorney general's office.

1 hour ago

Image: Dave Reichert, left, and Semi Bird are running in 2024 to be Washington's governor....

Matt Markovich

Washington Republicans face internal feud over endorsements ahead of elections

Washington Republicans are in the midst of an experiment, leading to a political family feud over the most "electable" candidates.

2 hours ago

Image: Young Fresh Fellows' co-founder Scott McCaughey (left) and drummer John Perrin stand in the ...

Feliks Banel

Young Fresh Fellows celebrate 40 years since ‘Fabulous’ vinyl debut

The Young Fresh Fellows are marking the 40th anniversary, and new remix reissue, of their album "Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest."

14 hours ago

jewelry scam...

Charlie Harger

Nationwide fake jewelry scam affects local residents

Police around the country are warning about a scam where people are selling counterfeit jewelry in parking lots, a crime spree that is occurring locally.

19 hours ago

yelm standoff...

Frank Sumrall

Two people dead in Yelm standoff involving SWAT, bomb squad

A long police standoff in Yelm ended with two people dead Tuesday night, with law enforcement a death investigation nearby could be related.

22 hours ago

Seattle YWCA hosts all-female ‘Captain Marvel’ screening to celebrate Women’s Day