International Women's Day

Disrupt and Celebrate: The future of gender equality for women, girls and gender diverse people in the Halifax region.  

Featuring keynote speaker Natteal Battiste

We welcome you to join us for the municipality's International Women's Day celebration on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. This event is presented in partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality's Office of Diversity & Inclusion/ANSAIO, Halifax Central Library, YWCA Halifax, Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, and the Immigrant and Migrant Women’s Association. Funding for this event is also generously provided by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

All are welcome to this free virtual event. 

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Zoom

Click here for the Interactive Agenda

Natteal Battiste

Natteal Battiste

 

The event's keynote speaker is Natteal Battiste. The event will also feature performances and a panel discussion around this year's theme, Disrupt and Celebrate: The future of gender equality for women, girls and gender diverse people in the Halifax region.    

This year's International Women's Day event is about two equally important ideas; celebration and disruption. It's a time to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of women, girls, gender diverse and non-binary people living in the Halifax region. On March 8, we highlight the organizations and diverse communities working tirelessly and creatively towards gender equality. But, at the same time, we want to create space to have conversations about inequality in our communities.

These conversations are meant to disrupt and spark dialogue about the complex relationship between gender inequality and barriers such as ableism, racism, reconciliation, homophobia and transphobia, among many others and how they impact people living in the Halifax region.

Through this interactive, virtual event featuring keynote speaker Natteal Battiste, participants are invited to hope for a better future and learn about inspiring leaders in our communities who are disrupting gender inequality and building a more inclusive Halifax region.