International Women's Day Celebration: "Women in Solidarity: Celebrating Community"

Women in Solidarity – International Women’s Day 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016 -- Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and the Kawartha World Issues Centre are once again co-hosting a dynamic and interactive evening for International Women’s Day. Taking place at Seeds of Change (in George Street United Church, 534 George St. N.) on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm for an evening of pot luck, music, speakers, solidarity and celebration. This is a free public event that is gender and child friendly, and organized with support from Trent University and several local community organizations.

Peterborough is excited to welcome Canadian author Camilla Gibb, who will be available for book signings, as well as:

·         Drumming by Erin Hayward- Hill, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory

·         Dr. May Chazan, Gender and Women’s Studies, Trent University

·         Fadya Adnan Falah, Draa, Syria

·         Dana Wesley, MA, Gender Studies

·         Lisa Trefzger Clarke, Needs Assessment Project Manager, KSAC

·         Raging Grannies, Musician Lorinda Frudd, Under One Sun and more...

“The theme of ‘Women in Solidarity’ was selected in response to discussions the committee had in which women of varying ages expressed concern at the lack of support often provided for each other,” explains Julie Cosgrove, Executive Director of the Kawartha World Issues Centre. “This plays out in various ways, such as in social media, and competiveness in work or school spaces.” The speakers will bring global and local perspectives to the theme, referencing also a recent Community Needs Assessment conducted by the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and partners.

“This year’s International Women’s Day event will explore why women don’t always support one another, where women are actively supporting each other or acting in solidarity, and how to create opportunities for our community to inspire greater solidarity for women.” Visit kwic.info for more information.