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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.