Greater Victoria residents can join people around the world in celebrating women Tuesday (March 8) at a number of virtual and in-person International Women’s Day events.
Camosun College ceremony, vigil and student poster session (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
An in-person event at Camosun’s Lansdowne Campus, featuring Indigenous Elders May Sam and Bernadine Mawson and author Monique Gray Smith. Ceremony and vigil to be followed by a student poster session at the Fisher Foyer from 1 to 3 p.m.
More information: camosun.ca/events
Bridges for Women Society fundraiser (noon to 1:15 p.m.)
A virtual speaker series – featuring the president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, Winona Waldron; president of the BC Nurses’ Union, Aman Grewal; and B.C. parliamentary secretary for community development and non-profits, Niki Sharma – and silent auction by donation.
Proceeds go to women impacted by violence and trauma.
Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour speaker series (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
A Zoom speaker series, sharing four women’s journeys to success and the barriers they faced along the way. Featuring Izabella Rampersaud, an assistant buyer and model; Katie Collar, head coach of Vancouver Whitecaps; Cheryl Sanguinetti, a mortgage broker; and Briana Williams, a California attorney.
Blue Bridge Theatre presenters, performers, and films (7 to 10 p.m.)
An in-person and virtual evening of speakers, performances and film screenings presented by the Kulea Culture Society and Victoria Arts Council.
Admission by donation.
March 8 has marked International Women’s Day since 1911. The 2022 theme is #BreakTheBias.
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