Women and Environment 2017 in Ottawa


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What do women and the environment have to do with each other? Everything.

Here’s some of what’s happening in Ottawa on International Women’s Day, Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017:

ONE Carleton is organizing a Rally for Education – International Women’s Day, to support women and girls around the world seeking equal access to education, sanitation, health care and other services. They’ll be at the University Centre on Wed. afternoon, then travelling to Parliament Hill by bus at 6 p.m.

Around 10 local organizations are hosting The Future is Feminist – International Women’s Day 2017 starting at 6 p.m. at Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.). The event, which celebrates women’s activism, achievements and diversity, includes awards, an activist fair, arts performances, refreshments and a dance party. Admission and on-site child care are free.

There’s a Public Lecture on Planetary Solidarity: Gender and Climate Justice in a Global Perspective at Saint Paul University amphitheatre, 7-9 p.m. Hilda P. Koster (Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota) will speak about the intersection of gender justice and climate justice, in Canada and around the world.

The Canada-India Centre and Carleton International are hosting Gender and Empowerment 2.0 from 6-8 p.m. at Residence Commons, Carleton University. Keynote speaker is Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.


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