Dawson Gives, Events, Well-being for all, Women’s/Gender Studies
International Women’s Day at Dawson
Each year on March 8, International Women's Day marks the day when we are all invited to reflect on the role gender plays in our lives, work and the planet.
Have you ever wondered why March 8? Well, it all started in New York City on March 8, 1857, when female textile workers marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women. It was one of the first strikes organized by working women.
The theme this year is DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality. The goal is to highlight the need for inclusive and transformative technology and digital education.
At Dawson, there will be two events marking the day. One is a lunch and book sale co-organized by the DSSU and DTU on March 8 in 7C.5 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The money raised via the book sale and donations will be donated to Chez Doris, a nearby shelter that offers a wide range of services and programs to meet the basic needs of vulnerable and homeless women. A light lunch will be offered for staff and faculty (in limited quantities).
The second event is organized by the Women/Gender Studies Certificate which is holding a Renaming and Reclaiming of Metro Stations activity and home-baked goods sale in Conrod's (2F.4) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The funds raised will go towards scholarships for Dawson students.