March 8 is International Women's Day (IWD). YUFA members may wish to participate in the following IWD events, one at York on Wednesday, and one downtown on Saturday.
An image of the poster for an International Women's Day rally at York University, with all the logos of the member groups of the York Cross-Campus Alliance displayed at the bottom
International Women's Day: Coffee & Roses Rally
Wednesday, March 8
March 8, 2017 marks International Women's Day. The theme for this year is #BeBoldForChange. In the United States, women are planning on going on on strike to challenge not only President Trump's misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, and racist policies, but also the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labour rights. They will be joined by women in more than 30 different countries around the world.
Here at York, International Women's Day will be celebrated by various student and union groups coming together for a rally at Vari Hall at 12:00 p.m. The rally will help mark the recent victory of the York food service workers' strike.
An image of the poster for the 2017 International Women's Day Toronto rally and march
2017 International Women's Day Toronto
Saturday, March 11
NEW starting location: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, Auditorium (1 King's College Circle)
Rally at 11:00 a.m. (1 King's College Circle)
March at 1:00 p.m.
Fair at 2:00pm (Ryerson Student Learning Centre - Yonge/Gould)
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Stop the hate. Unite the fight. Build the resistance. Unity is power.
This event is wheelchair accessible and sign language interpretation will be available at the rally. For details on the Medical Sciences Building's accessibility, please click here.
For tables at the Fair, please email [email protected].
Rally and March organized by Women Working with Immigrant Women and IWD Organizing Committee
Funding provided by United Steelworkers, Unifor, Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canadian Federation of Students Ontario, and Society of Energy Professionals - IFPTE Local 160
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
IWD has been celebrated for more than 100 years. In Toronto, IWD has traditionally been a rally and march, and is organized by the IWD Organizing Committee, Women Working with Immigrant Women, and social justice, labour, health, and women's rights activists.