Happy 100th International Women’s Day, everyone.
Women for Women, an American non-profit organization, has organized and encouraged a series of events to rally for peace, particularly in the name of women. On their website, womenforwomen.org, or on YouTube, you can see a promotional video of an event last year, as well as the way they’re using mapping to show their own and other “Join women on the bridge” events.
89-year-old Ursula Franklin was particularly well-spoken this morning on CBC Radio’s The Current, as were two additional guests. I’m sure the episode will be up later today; it is worth listening to. The discussion focused on the increasing wage gap in Canada as well as on the history and meanings of feminism.
Status of Women Canada features the theme, “Girls’ Rights Matter”, and suggests that we organize our own events in celebration of International Women’s Day. You can download a logo or poster from their site. They report four positive statistics there on the status of women in Canada today.
A good one might be the opening tonight at Artistri on Parc, featuring work by women artists here in Canada and around the world.
Or you could check out the many videos on YouTube about the subject, starting with one featuring Judi Dench and Daniel Craig.