Post Tagged with: "International Women’s Day"

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Examining International Women’s Day in Waterloo

Mar. 8 is known worldwide as International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women, their accomplishments and acknowledging the struggles they still continue to face. “IWD is a opportunity to remember the women who fought for equality in the past and recognize the activists who continue to push for gender parity and human rights,” said Tarah Brookfield, associate professor in […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
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International Women’s Day luncheon aims to educate and advance women in STEAM

On Friday, Mar. 8, the second annual International Women’s Day luncheon, entitled “Advancing Women in STEAM,” was held by Laurier Alumni in partnership with the International Women’s Forum at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Kitchener. Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy gave a keynote address at the luncheon and was followed by a speaker panel, moderated by Ginny Dybenko, former dean of […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Editorial: Recognizing everyday sexism

Editorial: Recognizing everyday sexism

International Women’s Day just passed with a flood of female empowerment related social media posts and appreciation for all of the strong women deserving of recognition. Although we have made considerable progress with women’s rights and the movement overall, there is still a long way to go and it is by no means perfect. I think many — if not […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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International Women’s Day highlights progress of women

March 8, 2018, was International Women’s Day and Women 2018 hosted a successful event in Downtown Kitchener to highlight the progress of women today and movements still to come. The Women 2018 event, which  sold out, featured speakers and artists meant to capture the many problems women continue to face in 2018. The event also aimed to celebrate the social, economic, […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·