International Women’s Day (IWD) at the Women’s Centre

International Women’s Day (IWD) is fast approaching, and the Women’s Centre is busy getting ready for the celebration! But since one day isn’t enough to recognize all the amazing initiatives that women in Calgary are leading, we’re hosting a few more events.

To kick off IWD celebrations, we’ll have a craft workshop on Craftivism: IWD edition on Monday, March 5 from 6-8 pm. You can colour some feminist colouring pages, make a zine, or work on whatever inspires you! To attend this workshop, please register here. Free child minding is available for this workshop.

The Social Issues Discussion Committee will be hosting a workshop on Food Sovereignty and Dignity the night before IWD (Wednesday, March 7 from 6-8 pm). We’ll chat about women and access to food security, and we’ll make a dish to share at the potluck on March 8. And, of course, we’ll eat some to see how it tastes! You can register to attend this workshop here.  Free child minding is available.

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Women’s Rights are Human Rights,” and the celebration will begin at the Women’s Centre (39, 4th St NE) at 5 pm. Our festivities will include a performance by our Artists in Residence, Girls Rock Camp. There will be activities including door prizes, an art project, a trivia wheel, a sing-a-long, potluck dinner, and more! If you plan to join, you can register here. Please bring a dish to share, if you are able. We are also looking for volunteers; click here to sign up. This is a community event, so bring your children and male-allies!

This event is made possible by Calgary and District Labour Council (CDLC), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), COBS Bakery, Crowfoot Safeway, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Red Rose Florist, Sunridge Superstore, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), and United Nurses of Alberta (UNA).

We look forward to celebrating International Women’s Day with you!

This blog post was written by Hannah, a practicum student at the Women’s Centre.

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