Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day! In the weeks leading up to this one we have seen many calls for action, including V-Day, Day of Big Change and A Billion Rising. To find out about more events that are happening in your city this week go to the International Women’s Day Event Page! Right now there are 1062 events in Canada alone!
There are quite a few ways to both celebrate IWD and increase your knowledge on various women’s rights issues. Here are some films that will be screening during the week that should help you do just that:
Also on March 8th Sisters on the Planet, presented by Oxfam and Toronto Climate Coalition, will be showing at Friends’ House. Sisters on the Planet investigates thedisproportionate effects of climate change on women.
To celebrate the day the National Film Board of Canada will be streaming seminal works by/for/about women on their site. Various films will screen all week long so check back often! If you want to learn more about the history and contemporary state of Canadian feminism we suggest you log onto the site on March 8th. Karen Cho’s new movie Status Quo: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada, which provides is a fantastic, sobering account of Canadian feminism will be streaming. Check out our exclusive SDTC interview with her here.
However you choose to celebrate International Women’s Day, we hope it proves to be enlightening, informative and empowering!