March 4, 2021Print | PDF
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a globally recognized day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and raise awareness about the challenges women and girls continue to face.
In addition to the Celebrating Women’s Leadership and Resiliency Amidst a Global Pandemic panel on March 4, Laurier will host the following online public events:
Join Laurier’s Women Entrepreneurship Centre and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives for an online panel and discussion on Zoom with four prominent Indigenous women entrepreneurs. Tabatha Bull, president of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, will moderate the panel, which includes:
Moderated by Eden Hennessey, manager of Laurier’s Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and research coordinator at the Laurier Centre for Women in Science, this online event will include discussion, interactive activities, musical interludes, artwork and science-focused conversations with the following presenters:
Part of the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa’s African Leadership Lecture Series, this online panel will examine the transformational power of African women in leadership. The panel will be moderated by Professor Funke Oba from Ryerson University’s School of Social Work. Panelists include:
What roles do artists play in the world during challenging times? How can art help communicate, heal, connect and resist?
Join Laurier’s Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Wellness Education Centre at the University of Guelph for an online conversation featuring a five-woman panel of artists whose work is creating change. Mona Mousa, spoken-word artist, will moderate the event, which will also include musical performances by three-time Juno Award nominee Alysha Brilla and folk singer-songwriter Janice Jo Lee.
Join bestselling author and artist Vivek Shraya for a discussion about challenging gender binary and white, feminist approaches to gender equality and how to create change for those impacted by patriarchal systems of power and oppression.
This event is hosted by the Office of Dispute Resolution and Sexual Violence Support at Wilfrid Laurier University and Student Wellness Services at the University of Guelph and is open to members of the Laurier and University of Guelph communities. Register online.
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