Calendar of Events. International Women’s Day 2021

On March 8, International Women’s Day, around the world women organize rallies, marches and gatherings of all kinds to assert their claim as women to a say and control over all the affairs of society. Their struggle to affirm their collective rights is part and parcel of the fight to defend the rights of all.

One hundred and ten years ago, International Women’s Day was established to highlight the fight of women for peace, for their rights as workers, and for their right to participate in political affairs and to take their place in the vanguard of all fields of human endeavour.

Online Event
Women in the Trenches/Mujeres en las Trincheras
Monday, March 8 — 7:00 pm AST / 6:00 pm EST /
5:00 pm CST / 4:00 pm MST / 3:00 pm PST
To register for event, click here: Zoom
Meeting ID: 865 843 1563 / Password: mujer8
Duration: 45 min. A discussion on the occasion of International Women’s Day on the role of women on the front lines. With special guests from Venezuela, Bolivia and Canada.
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Organized by: ALBA Social Movements Canada
Montreal
Webinar: Overcoming the Pandemic — Women Resist Increased Inequalities
Saturday, March 6 — 10:00 am
To register for webinar, click here: Zoom
With English-French-Spanish interpretation.
Facebook
Organized by: Women of Diverse Origins
Virtual Meeting: Women Leading the Struggle for Rights
Monday, March 8 — 7:00 pm
To register for meeting, click here: Zoom
Meeting ID: 859 6419 4423
Women speak out on their struggles in their workplaces, on the situation of migrant workers, and the situation of women abroad, incluing in Haiti, Colombia and Cuba. More information to come.
Quebec City
Regional March: Listen to Women and Take Action
Monday, March 8 — 12:00 pm
Depart from in front of St-Roch Church, 590 St-Joseph E.
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Organized by: Coalition régionale de la Marche mondiale des femmes
The march is making the following demands:
• that women be provided with an income that covers all basic needs;
• that all forms of violence against women be recognized and ended;
• full recognition of rights for migrant and immigrant women;
• climate justice, access to drinking water and food security;
• justice for Indigenous women and girls and respect for their rights.
Physical distancing and wearing of masks is mandatory.
Gatineau
Online Rally
Monday, March 8 — 6:00-8:00 pm
To register, click here
Organized by: World March of Women Outaouais Regional Committee
Online Roundtable on Violence Against Women in Haiti, Mexico and Canada
Wednesday, March 10 — 5:00 pm
View on Facebook Live
Organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico-Canada and Accompagnement des femmes immigrantes de l’Outaouais (AFIO)
Quebec-Wide
Weekly Videoconferences March 3-31 on the Demands of the World March of Women
For more information and to register for the conferences, click here: spqc.ca
Organized by: Syndicat de professionelles et professionels du gouvernement du Québec
Toronto
Virtual Rally: Rising Above the Pandemic — Fighting for a Just Future for All
Saturday, March 6 — 1:00-4:00 pm
Share the event here
View the event via Facebook Live
Organized by: IWD Toronto

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Hamilton
Webinar: The Evolution of the Revolution
Wednesday, March 10 — 7:00-9:00 pm
To register for webinar, click here: Zoom
Organized by: Hamilton & District Labour Council

London
Online Event: Women Recover
Sunday, March 7 — 1:00-3:00 pm
To register for event, click here: Zoom
Speakers from the London and District Labour Council, OPSEU, Ontario Health Coalition and ANOVA
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Organized by: London Regional Social Forum
Calgary
Online International Women’s Day Celebration
Monday, March 8 — 6:00-7:15 pm
To register for event, click here: Eventbrite
Facebook
Organized by: Women’s Centre of Calgary
Edmonton
Solidarity Pickets to Celebrate Women on the Frontlines
Saturday, March 6 — 2:00-4:00 pm
Join one of the pickets below:
• Royal Alexandra Hospital (North/111 Ave. entrance)
• University of Alberta Hospital (East/112 St. entrance)
• Grey Nuns Hospital (main entrance)
• Misericordia Hospital (87 Ave. main entrance)
• Capital Care Lynnwood (165 St. main entrance)
Or contact women4re@gmail.com to organize another one. We will gather in groups of 10, spread out around the buildings, wear masks and physically distance.
Organized by: Women for Rights and Empowerment
Online Forum: Women and Human Rights in the Philippines
Saturday, March 6 — 4:00 pm
To register for event, click here: Zoom
Co-hosted by: Migrante Alberta and Women for Rights and Empowerment
Online Forum: No Going Back — Women Fight for the Future!
Monday, March 8 — 6:30 pm
Event link to come. With videos from pickets, speakers and cultural performances.
Email women4re@gmail.com to participate.
Facebook

Vancouver
Car Caravan to Support Hotel and Hospitality Workers
Monday, March 8 — 12:00-1:00 pm
Support the thousands of hotel and hospitality workers, mostly women, who have been put out of work by hotels that refuse to recall their long-term workers and are using mass firings to strip away the workers’ gains.
Participants can also join the caravan on foot, or take part via Facebook Live
Organized by: Unite Here Local 40
Virtual Event: She-Cession — Economic Impact of the Pandemic on Women and Families
Monday, March 8 — 6:00-7:00 pm
To register for event, click here: Zoom
With Iglika Ivanova, Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher at Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, followed by Q&A.
For information, visit: Vancouver & District Labour Council

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