International Women's Day Mar 8th 2021

Monday, Mar 8th, 2021 - 6:30 pm
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Peterborough IWD 2021 #Choose to Challenge
Monday, March 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
“We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the treaty and traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg, Treaty 20 and Williams Treaties. We offer our gratitude to the First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations. May we honour those teachings.”
We hope you will join us for this free, annual Nogojiwanong/Peterborough event to mark International Women's Day 2021.
Due to anticipated Covid-19 restrictions, we have organized a virtually inspiring and interactive IWD event with opportunities to learn from our guest speakers and each other. We’ll explore gender equity - and its connection to the Sustainable Development Goals, the intersection of sexism and racism, and how we take care of ourselves and each other during turbulent times
Special guests include Chief Laurie Carr of Hiawatha First Nation, Erin Hayward, Fleming College, Reem Ali, Interim Director of Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, Elder and Knowledge Keeper Wanda Whitebird, and Jennifer Maramba of the Kapwa Collective, OCAMA Birthworkers Collective, and the Centre for Babaylan Studies. Spoken word artist, Sarah Lewis, will close the evening activities. 
Everyone is welcome. Details and registration on Eventbrite: [1] or at
*Please bring into the event a poster or symbol of what you are choosing to challenge this year and we'll take a few minutes to share these virtually.*
IWD 2021 Program6:30pm

o Opening Drum: Erin Hayward

o Welcome: Chief Laurie Carr, Hiawatha First Nation

o Event Protocol: The Grandfather Teachings: Angela Connors

o #ChooseToChallenge Live: Share your placard, poem, image of what you are challenging.

o Speakers:

- Reem Ali, Interm Director, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre

- Elder Wanda Whitebird, Knowledge Keeper

- Jennifer Maramba, Kapwa Collective, OCAMA Birthworkers Collective and the Centre for Babaylan Studies

o Community Discussion Groups (Breakout Zoom Rooms)

o Closing Performance: Sarah Lewis, Spoken Word Artist




We are dedicated to creating accessible, inclusive and welcoming spaces. Please do let us know on the registration form if there are any other accommodations that you require to enable your fullest participation.

Photo & Recording Permissions:

Please complete the registration form to confirm your knowledge of the recording and permission for photos during the virtual meeting.