7 ways to celebrate International Women's Day in Montreal

Mar 7 2018, 8:15 pm

Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s day and events celebrating women and their accomplishments will be taking place in Montreal and around the world.

The purpose of IWD is to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. It may be 2018, but the fight for rights for all women still has a long way to go.

Here in Montreal, there is no shortage of events and things you can do to celebrate International Women’s Day. Here are some of our top picks:

Women’s Contribution in Politics – Filminst Festival

To Celebrate International Women’s Day and kick off the first day of the Filminist Festival, this event will highlight the contribution of women in politics. With Montreal electing its first female mayor to women’s leadership roles in politics, there will be plenty of empowering topics to explore. There will also be a screening of the documentary Ada for Mayor and a live DJ on site.

Where: Golden Lion Cabaret, 1676 Ontario East
When: March 8, 2018
Time: 7 pm to 3 am

Enchantment: The Future is Women 

Take part in an evening of celebration and discussion of female success in an empowering and positive atmosphere! The evening will begin with a guided meditation followed by a panel of speakers.

Where: Space L, 5333 Boul. St-Laurent
When: March 8, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Intersectionelles Screening

As part of the International Women’s Day, Force des Daughters and Force du Monde invites you to the screening of our documentary entitled “IntersectionnELLES” at the Holden-Fisher Hall of the YWCA Montreal.The documentary will be followed by #Slamton8mars, an open mic evening of slam and feminist poetry.

Where: Holden-Fisher Hall of the YWCA, 1355 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
When: March 8, 2018
Time: 6 to 10 pm

Women food 5 @ 8

A networking evening for women seeking to collaborate in the fields of gastronomy, wines and spirits, and food.

Where: Holden-Fisher Hall of the YWCA, 1355 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
When: March 8, 2018
Time: 6 to 10 pm

Free Hugs for International Women’s Day 

Free hugs for International Women’s Day is hosted by the Raelian movement. Come out and spread the love!

Where: Berri-Uqam
When: March 8, 2018
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm

Salute the women in your life! 

Say a grateful “thank you” to those who contribute so much in such a seamless fashion you barely even notice. Show the moms, grandmas, daughters, aunts, and all the female mentors in your life that you appreciate them and all they do!

Follow the #IWD and #InternationalWomensDay hashtags on Twitter

Following these hashtags on social media is a great way to learn more about Women’s Day,  and women who are changing the world. It also allows for global perspective and diverse voices to come together on social media.

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