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International Women's Day

Ryerson International Women's Day
Week of Events

Ryerson International Women's Day Week of Events

  • WHAT:
    Ryerson International Women's Day Week of Events
  • DATE:
    March 04, 2019 - March 09, 2019
  • TIME:
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • OPEN TO:
    Ryerson Community

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join Ryerson University in celebrating women at Ryerson University. To find out more about International Women's Day visit internationalwomensday.com

Viola Desmond Awards Ceremony

March 4 | 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Podium (POD) 250

Join us in celebrating the work and achievements of accomplished Black women from Ryerson University and the greater Toronto community at the annual Viola Desmond Awards ceremony.

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Food Drive for Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto

March 4 - 8 | Varying Campus locations.

Let’s feed women and children in our community.  Donate non-perishable foods and/or gift cards to Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto or at our  events or at Human Rights Services located at POD 254.

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An Evening with 'Me Too' Movement Founder Tarana Burke

March 5 | 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

In honour of International Women's Day, join Me Too Movement founder, Tarana Burke, for a riveting discussion on the fight to advance gender equity worldwide. Hear directly from Tarana and then listen as she sits down with CBC Radio host Nana aba Duncan to discuss her global campaign to address sexual violence. Co-hosted by the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Consent Comes First Ryerson's Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education. All proceeds from the evening will go to funding LEAF's advocacy to advance the equality rights of women and girls in Canada. Consent Comes First has reserved 100 FREE passes to current Ryerson students who identify as Black and/or have been affected by sexual violence to attend. Please fill out the form to reserve your spot.

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Real Talks for International Women's Day

March 6 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Tecumseh Auditorium

Come to Tecumseh Auditorium to listen to guest speakers, workshops, enjoy food and be empowered!

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International Women's Day Comedy Night

March 6 | 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | SLC Amphitheatre

Join us for an evening of laughs in the SLC Amphitheatre featuring performances from Courtney Gilmour, one of Toronto's fastest rising comedy talents, and SHADE hosted by Anasimone George, a comedy troupe that represents and celebrates comedians of colour, comedians from the LGBTQ+ community, and comedians who identify as women.

Courtney Gilmour is an award winning Canadian comedian who has been featured at Just For Laughs, The Comedy Network, SiriusXM, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, and CBC. As a multiple limb amputee, Courtney manages to share her quips and musings about daily struggles with charming presence and unique relatability.

Following Courtney, Anasimone George will host the group SHADE - a comedy troupe that showcases women comedians from LGBTQ2S+ community and comedians of colour. SHADE flips the common narrative that dominates comedy clubs by "centering and celebrating diverse performers while paying them for their time. The showcase also eschews racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic humour still typical in the city’s comedy clubs". (Now Toronto, 2017)

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Crafternoon & Poster Making

March 7 | 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Equity Service Centre Lounge, 2nd floor of the SCC

Crafts, colouring & poster making for International Women's Week.

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DMZ  Panel: Scaling Women’s Entrepreneurship

March 7 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | DMZ: 10 Dundas St. East, Suite 600

The funding gap is real - and larger than we thought.

Ahead of International Women's Day 2019, join us for a purposeful and engaging panel discussion with leading Canadian investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders about the current state of Canada’s investment ecosystem - access to funding, systemic inequalities, underrepresentation and opportunities. business leaders about the current state of Canada’s investment ecosystem - access to funding, systemic inequalities, underrepresentation and opportunities.

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Womxn Empowering Womxn by RU Leadership & the Tri-Mentoring Program

March 8 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | POD 250

Hear exhilarating stories from women representing various identities such as racialized women, women in STEM and Muslim women. You will learn about how they are pushing boundaries, creating change and advocating for gender equity in their spaces. Please RSVP on ConnectRU.

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Book Display

March 8 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | POD 250

Check out a sample of Ryerson Library’s wonderful selection of books on remarkable women and gender based themes.

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Not Here By Accident: Trans Women and Work

March 8 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | POD 250

Trans women face multiple barriers in gaining meaningful employment. Explore how we can better support trans women to be hired and create trans-affirming workplaces. Join Kimberley Nixon, Yasmeen Persaud, Rosalyn Forrester and others as they discuss the strategies and realities of being trans women in the workplace.

Explore how we can better support trans women to be hired and how can all work together to create trans-affirming workplaces.

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Women's Writing Circle: International Women's Day 2019

March 8 | 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | POD 250

"How might your life have been different if there had been a place for you … a place of women, where you were received and affirmed? " —Judith Duerk

Participants will choose from a wide array of creative materials, images, and writing prompts to create their personal mission statements that reflect their values, hopes, and beliefs.  

No writing experience required, open to all who identity as women.

Facilitated by artist educator and poet, Sheniz Janmohamed.

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International Women's Day Rally & March

March 9 | Rally at 11:00 a.m. & the March at 1:00 p.m. | OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St W.

Int’l Women’s Day March (Toronto-wide)

Rally begins at 11 am, and the march starts at 1 pm(OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor St W.)

This will be followed by the IWD Fair in the SCC lobby

After the march, the crowd is expected to go through the SCC lobby where we will have 35 vendors set up at tables to promote their organizations, products, causes, etc. Please sign up for the Annual IWD fair call for volunteers.

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