YWCA to Host Captain Marvel Screening for All-Female Audience on International Women’s Day

The screening celebrates launch of YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish’s 125th anniversary campaign, the oldest non-profit in Washington serving women and girls.
March 7, 2019

SEATTLE – This Friday, March 8, the YWCA in partnership with the Seattle Storm and the Riveter are hosting a free screening of Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie Captain Marvel for local high school girls and women. Before the movie, a panel of prominent women leaders will discuss women’s empowerment and their aspirations for the future. This screening marks the official launch of the YW's 125th anniversary campaign to help make 2019 “the year of Washington women.” 

Captain Marvel screening + women's empowerment panel discussion
(Screening and panel are NOT open to the public)

6:00pm: Doors open
6:15pm: Panel discussion
7:00pm: Showtime
7:10pm: Interview opportunities with spokespeople 

Regal Cinemas Thornton Place 14 & IMAX
316 NE Thornton Place 
Seattle, WA 98125

Mary Anne Dillon, Snohomish County Executive Director, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
High school girls from local school districts 

Panel speakers: 

  • 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

Visuals:  Marvel fans (girls and women) waiting to enter the theater, Seattle Storm mascot with fans, photo opportunities with community leaders celebrating YW125 milestone (YWCA branded signage). 

About YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish:

YWCA is the region’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs of women and provides services and advocacy to support stable homes and economic advancement, reduce violence and improve health, and promote racial equity and social justice. With programs that serve more than 12,000 people each year, YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. To learn more, please visit our website: ywcaworks.org.

Contact Info
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Annalee Schafranek