Volume 90, Issue 86

Friday, March 07, 1997



Celebrating women

In 1907 women in New York protesting poor working conditions were met with resistance and hostility as they were stopped by police.

In 1910, International Women's Day was proposed to commemorate the first public struggles of women in the work place and, in 1978, the United Nations gave it official status.

Today in London and the Western community, events are taking place in honour of International Women's Day.

At Brescia College, the video "Through Women's Eyes" will be shown followed by a coffee house with singer/songwriter Faith Nolan. The event is hosted by the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre and London Status of Women Action Group.

The Women's Issues Network also has an information booth located in the University Community Centre atrium.

An International Women's Day march begins at 11 a.m. from the women's monument in Victoria Park.

–Carey Weinberg

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