International Women’s Day (IWD) falls on March 8th every year. On this day, people worldwide gather to celebrate the amazing things their sisters have accomplished!
The Women’s Centre, the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women, the Calgary & District Labour Council of Canada, the Union of Food and Commercial Workers, the Women’s Committee of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and the United Way invite you to celebrate this important day with a free community potluck dinner on March 8, 2012.
IWD has its origins in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1911, at an International Conference of Working Women, an activist named Clara Zetkin suggested that the world set aside a day every year to focus on gender equality. It was unanimous – all seventeen countries in attendance decided this was a necessity, and IWD was born. For more than 100 years, countries around the world have celebrated the day with different themes to honour women.
This year, our theme is A Woman’s Work is Never Done. Join us at the Kerby Centre (1133 – 7 Avenue S.W.) to honour all the work that women and girls do around the world whether it be paid or unpaid, in the workforce or in the home, in Canada or around the world. This day is not just celebrated by women – everyone is welcome!
Call 403-264-1155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to put your name on the guest list!