100th International Women’s Day: mapping peace, protest, feminism

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.

You can check out the database of events on http://www.internationalwomensday.com. There are 260 events listed in Canada, including 8 in Montreal.

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.


About M.E. Luka

Mary Elizabeth (“ME”) Luka is a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, HASTAC Scholar, and doctoral candidate (ABD) in the Joint Program in Communication at Concordia University, where she’s probing the meaning and potential of “creative citizenship,” including the work of artists and creative producers in daily life. Her scholarly research and teaching interests focus on production practices and creativity in cultural media production and more generally the creative and cultural industries, and the intriguing dynamics—and networks—generated at the intersection of the arts, broadcasting and digital production. Currently, Luka is teaching a graduate course in media, culture & society at Mount Saint Vincent University. In addition, ME is an award-winning producer and director for television and digital media as well as an experienced consultant in art, culture and media. She is an active leadership volunteer, including as Vice-Chair of Arts Nova Scotia, the new funding body for many artists and arts organizations in the province. For fun, she likes - umm - art, culture, and media, as well as travel, friends and family. @meluka01 | http://moreartculturemediaplease.com
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3 Responses to 100th International Women’s Day: mapping peace, protest, feminism

  1. Pingback: Happy 100th International Women’s Day. | more art culture media please

  2. Jacqueline Wallace says:

    Great post! Thanks M.E.

  3. Pingback: Happy 100th International Women’s Day. | more art culture media please

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