2014 International Women’s Day Events


There is a lot going on this year for International Women’s Day!

A Promise is a Promise – Time for Action to End Violence Against Women

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When: Thursday, March 6th from 10am until 3pm
Where: YWCA – 75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton

The International Women’s Day Committee, coordinated by SACHA, invites women in Hamilton and area to participate in the celebration of International Women’s Day.

Lunch and child minding will be provided.

For more information or to request ASL interpretation please contact Sandra at 905.525.4573 or sandra@sacha.ca.

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Rock Our Souls – International Women’s Day Celebration

Poster by Evan Do

Poster by Evan Do

When: Friday, March 7th from 6:30pm until 9:30pm
Where: Bridges Cafe at McMaster University, Hamilton
Presented by: United in Colour

Join us at Bridges Cafe at McMaster University for a night of artistic expression as we come together to celebrate the ways which women and trans women of colour resist violence in their communities. Tickets are pay what you can and can be purchased through Eventbrite. All proceeds will be donated to SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton Area).

We are still looking for performers and art submissions!!! Please find the links below for the form and call for submissions and send your completed forms to palmeal2@mcmaster.ca


Call for Submissions Poster/Theme Info:

This event is brought to you by: Anti Oppressive Education Committee, MUSSWSA, Disability Action Committee, Social Work Queer Trans, and United in Colour.

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Empowerment of Women and Post-Conflict Resolution

Who: Senator, Lieutenant-General (retired) Roméo Dallaire, hosted by Zonta Club of Hamilton II

What: Dinner, speech and book-signing (Shake Hands with the Devil and They Fight Like Soldiers; They Die Like Children — The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers)

When: Friday, March 7; book signing 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., dinner and speech from 7 to 9:15 p.m.

Where: Carmen’s, 1520 Stone Church Rd. E., Hamilton

Tickets: $100, including wine at the table. Call the box office at 905-387-0007.

Hamilton Spectator article: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4378225-mahoney-friendship-has-dallaire-coming-to-hamilton/

International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women’s Achievements


When: Saturday, March 8th at 2pm
Where: Delta United Church – 47 Ottawa Street South, Hamilton

A warm invitation is extended to all to attend a mid-afternoon event of art, discussion and music.

Special guests include:

María Eugenia Lemus Valenzuela
Feminist, teacher, mother, grandmother, and an activist in the women’s movement in Guatemala since 1980. Co-founder of the Tierra Viva Women’s Organization, she developed educational programs with Gua-temalan women of different ethnicities on Human Rights, in particular Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

Sandy Shaw
Author of the inaugural Women and Poverty report for Hamilton and developing a micro-lending program aimed at providing small entrepre-neur loans to local women. Sandy has served on many governance boards and was elected the first-ever female Board Chair for FirstOn-tario Credit Union. Sandy is presently the only female candidate for City Councillor in Ward 1. However, Sandy will tell you that her greatest ac-complishment is being a proud mom of two and grandmom to two young busy boys.

Roxane Tracey
This incredibly talented Toronto artist will return to Hamilton again with her display of wearable art. Roxane works locally and internationally to inspire youth to express their emotions and communicate their experiences in a creative manner.

RSVP: Juanita Maldonado at 289.440.1623

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A Night of Celebration and Inspiration – Illuminessence’s Awards Gala

Gala-invitation-FINAL-web2When: Saturday, March 8th at 6pm
Homewood Suites by Hilton – 40 Bay Street South, Hamilton

Tickets: $65 at EventBrite or by calling 289.689.2358

Special Guests: Hon. Jean Augustine, Hon. Andrea Horwath, Major Bob Bratina & Carol Bratina

Awards Emcees:  Zakiya Toby — Founder, PurpleRedPR, Martinus Geleynse — Creative Director, MGi Media

Red Carpet Emcees: Sherry Mousavi — Writer, Illuminessence & Chair, Hamilton Media GuildRoger Brown III — Manager, Commercial Real Estate Lending Scotiabank & 2013 Hamilton HIVE Treasurer

Live entertainment by: DJ Jan, Ms. Paige, Freedom Studios, Salsa Soul Productions


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