International Women's Day 2017: Spaces of Power: Women's Stories of Resilience

Wednesday, Mar 8th, 2017 - 6:00 pm
International Women's Day Peterborough

The evening program will be held at Seeds of Change, 534 George Street North, Peterborough, includes a community potluck, educational panel discussion and a celebration, from 5:30-9:00 pm

Special guests this year include:

  • City Councillor, Diane Therrien - Opening Remarks
  • Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine: First African Canadian woman elected to the Canadian House of Commons, Order of Canada
  • Chief Phyllis Williams: Chief, Curve Lake First Nation
  • Dr. Vanita Lokanathan:  Peterborough M.D., specializing in transgender support
  • Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard: Director, First People’s House of Learning, Trent University
  • Yumna Leghari: Writer and co-editor of Arthur Magazine
  •  Please see full biographies - attached! Everyone is welcome. We hope you will join us.
  • THANK YOU to our sponsors: Amnesty International, First People's House of Learning, John Howard Society, Peterborough Community Police, Seeds of Change, Trent Dept. for Gender & Women's Studies, Trent Oxfam, Women for Women in Afghanistan, YWCA Peterborough, Haliburton, Trent Dept of Political Studies
Seeds of Change, 534 George Street N, Ptbo ON