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International Women’s Day Celebration
March 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Celebrate International Women’s Day and Embrace Equity. Event open to everyone.
All ages and genders are encouraged to attend.
Included in your luncheon ticket:
- Inspirational keynote
- Hot lunch
- Silent auction raising funds for a bursary to send a woman in Niagara to Leadership Niagara.
- Vendor booths
Date and time
Central Community Centre 680 York Rd Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S1J0
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kate Bezanson
Special Advisor on Gender & Rights, Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.
Dr. Bezanson holds an Honours BA (Trent University), MA and PhD (York University) and LLM (Osgoode Hall Law School). Her analysis and commentary have appeared in international print, radio and television media such as the New York Times, CBC, Globe and Mail, National Post, and CTV.
Panel Discussion featuring:
- Dr. Kate Bezanson
- Dr. Tapo Chimbganda
- Trecia McLennon
- Dr. Samah Sabra
IWD Award Recipient: Michele-Elise Burnett
Michele-Elise Burnett, Naawii Cappo, Métis of Ontario citizen with Algonquin roots, Bear Clan, is President of Kakekalanicks, an Indigenous arts and consultancy company which helps promote and educate Indigenous art and artists to a broad audience. Ms. Burnett is the president of Landscape of Nations 360°, a unique national Indigenous education and tourism initiative, Artpark’s Indigenous Producer of Arts, and the Artistic Producer of Artpark’s Annual Strawberry Moon Festival, all providing a far-reaching platform for the community to embrace and honour the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of Indigenous peoples.
In recognition of International Women’s Day and the global call to action for gender parity, we have partnered with United Way Niagara to help women facing period poverty.
Nearly 1 in 4 women in Niagara struggle to buy period products for themselves or their children, but you can change that. The Period Promise initiative brings attention to the need for making period products accessible for those living in poverty. We invite you to make your Period Promise and bring a box of unopened products on March 3.
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