March 5, 2015
For Immediate Release
BRANTFORD – In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Wilfrid Laurier University faculty, staff and students will offer a week of activities including a workshop, an information fair and a film screening from March 9 to 13.
The week of events on Laurier’s Brantford campus is being led by Laurier’s Collective for Feminist Action and Research (CFAR) and Women’s Safety Action Group (WSAG). Vanessa Oliver, Laurier Brantford’s women’s faculty colleague and assistant professor of Youth and Children’s Studies, is sponsoring the week.
"I am very proud of the time and effort that CFAR and WSAG have contributed to organizing International Women's Week," said Oliver. "We have worked together to create a number of events – ranging from workshops, to lectures, to artistic performances – which will provide students and community with many avenues to celebrate International Women's Day, and to take action in solidarity with women locally and around the world."
All Laurier Brantford events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Sunday, March 8, 2:30 p.m.: Film Screening of the award-winning documentary Particle Fever about the hunt for the elementary particle the Higgs boson – the biggest experiment ever built. Hosted by the Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WINS), the event will feature a panel of scientists and experts after the screening to discuss science, gender and film. Free and open to the public. Register at eventbrite.com.
WINS also hosts the mystemstory.wlu.ca website, which shares stories from women around the world about what it is like to be a woman in physics today.
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