International Women’s Day Gallery 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 was another happy celebration of women’s progress and a call for better worldwide.

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate and to keeping pushing for equality: Hon. Sean Casey MP, Hon. Paula Biggar Status of Women Minister, Hannah Bell MLA, ACSW Chairperson Yvonne Deagle; speakers Jenna MacNeill, Jan Devine, and Paola Flores; performers Samantha Lewis (Indigenous Round Dance), Cynthia Dennis (yoga), Helen Gough-Conboy (Irish Set Dance caller), Tuli Porcher (fiddle) and Jessie Periard (guitar). Thank you to Kate Dempsey for leading in singing the Bread and Roses anthem.

Financial and time resources were contributed by local unions, women’s, and social justice organizations (see complete sponsor list at the end of the photo gallery). Jane, Becky, and Dawn were invaluable as always.

A special thank you to the women of the IWD Organizing Committee who set up and arranged the participatory activities and excellent presentations on March 8th:

  • Amy and Olive Clerk
  • Megan Dorrell (a rockstar at the Kids Station!)
  • Paxton Caseley
  • Paola Flores
  • Donna Dingwell
  • Rinku Upadhyaya
  • and Mistress of Ceremonies Farahnaz Rezaei.
(You can view the photos by scrolling down on this page or click on the first photo and flip through the photo carousel that displays, using the arrows).




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