Time: All Day
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
In Canada find out about the 2018 campaign .
This year’s theme – #MyFeminism
Feminism is simply about equality – equality for women, men and people of all gender identities. Achieving gender equality means that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #MyFeminism, inspired by the role feminism continues to play in shaping Canada and countries around the world.
From the early suffragettes to the activists of today, #MyFeminism celebrates the feminists who inspire others through their determination to make a difference. They are the activists, advocates, and allies who continue to lead the way towards positive change.
This year, let’s celebrate the feminist heroes who have helped pave the way towards equality. Add your voice to the conversation and tell us what feminism means to you using the hashtag #MyFeminism.
Along with the UFV Gender and Society Network, the FSA Status of Women’s rep and Human Rights & International Solidarity rep are hosting International Women’s Day events on the Abbotsford campus, Thursday, March 8.
A panel discussion on the theme “International Year of the Woman?” will take place in B101 from 12 pm to 2 pm, including the following panelists:
- Eyerusalem Abebe (Alumni and staff at Abbotsford Community Services)
- Jeanette LaBerge (Student)
- Joss Klink (Student)
- Nicola Mooney (Faculty)
- Fiona MacDonald (Faculty)
- Corinna Steffan (Alumni and Staff at Abbotsford Food Bank)
- Jessica Jahn (Alumni)
Local author and blogger Lea Love will read from her memoir about her years in hiding. For eight years, Lea Love was hunted by the FBI, ChildFind, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 1996, she fled an abusive relationship, in Hawaii, with a violent drug dealer old enough to be her father. At the age of 25, she had to choose between obeying the law or following her own moral code as a mother.
Refreshments and a display of student work will be held in the Global Lounge following the panel discussion.
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International Women’s DayDate(s): Thursday, March 8
Time: All Day