Happy International Women’s Day, Toronto!
Globally, March 8 is observed as the annual day to celebrate women. The day is meant to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women worldwide.
And Toronto is no exception. Take the time to check out these Women’s Day events in the city this week!
The Redwood invites you to celebrate, reflect, and take action this International Women’s Day. Head down for a cocktail reception, a documentary film screening of Let’s Talk About It, followed by an engaging panel discussion.
Where: The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
When: Wednesday, March 8 at 6:15 pm
On International Women’s Day 2017 – Sage in Tech and Ecentricarts are inviting you to celebrate women. They’ll be hosting a panel of successful women in the tech industry in Toronto, providing drinks and snacks, and celebrating how far we’ve come.
Where: Ecentricarts Inc, 317 Adelaide Street West, Suite 300
When: Wednesday, March 8 at 7 pm
The Sorority are Keysha Freshh, Lex Leosis, Haviah Mighty and pHoenix Pagliacci. One year ago on March 8, they came together for TeamBackPack cypher that took off. A lot has happened since then, but The Sorority want to take the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day with a showcase event.
Where: The Revival Bar, 763 College Street
When: Wednesday, March 8 at 8 pm
FEMPOCALYPSE: A Cabaret for International Women’s Day, Presented by the Young Innovators with the support of Nightwood Theatre. All proceeds benefiting Native Women’s Association of Canada. Organizers asked an incredible group of female-identifying creators to respond to the current political climate with their art. What they have will blow you away – two interdisciplinary hours of sets celebrating and investigating what it means to be a woman when it feels like the world is ending.
Where: Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity Street
When: Wednesday, March 8 at 8 pm
This is a collaborative multi-medium art-based event that aims to provide a safe(r) sharing space for self-identified women, trans, two spirit, and gender non-conforming/non-binary people (only!) and highlight the voices and creative resistance strategies of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, particularly queer (LGBTTQ2SIA+), trans, two spirit, and/or disabled folks. A sit-down dinner will be provided with vegan and halal options available, with opportunities for attendees to explore art installations and purchase art from local artists, as well as spoken word, storytelling, and poetry performances.
Where: Multifaith Centre for Spiritual Study & Practice, 569 Spadina Avenue
When: Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 pm
Join Oxfam U of T for a dinner and discussion on the unique experiences and challenges of women in war and conflict settings, as well as the role of women in peace building efforts. The event will include live music, silent auction and buffet dinner.
Where: Centre for Social Innovation – Annex, 720 Bathurst Street
When: Thursday, March 9 at 7 pm
International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. This is Toronto’s big rally and march.
Where: 1 King’s College Cir
When: Saturday, March 11 at 11 am to 3 pm
Dancing Damsels, an incorporated non-profit multicultural arts promotions company for women empowerment, is set to celebrate IWD 2017 as a DD Women Achievers Award Gala with vivid programs to make it a resplendent event. As a part of the IWD celebrations, they have invited nominations for Women Achiever Awards 2017, which is the highest honour conferred by Dancing Damsels to women whose outstanding achievement has made a difference in the community.
Where: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
When: Saturday, March 18 at 3 pm