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posted by Robert DeVet in on Mar 1, 2015 - View profile


Celebrate International Women's Day in Halifax

- 3:00pm
Sunday March 8 2015

Venue: Grand Parade

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Celebrate International Women's Day
Our Bodies, Our Territories.

The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council invites union members, social movement activists, and members of the public to celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8th at 1:30 pm at Grand Parade in front of Halifax City Hall.

The last number of years have seen a series of anti-women actions from both the federal and provincial governments, as well a number of major news stories about sexism and sexual assault in our workplaces, communities and schools. The Labour Council is working with our allies in the women's community to build support for real equity programmes and an end to sexism and gender-based violence. We demand action on child care, equal pay, reproductive health care, and a inquiry into the hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in our country.

Labour Councils across the country will be organizing International Women's Day events under the slogan 'Our Bodies, Our Territories' with actions planned in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and dozens of smaller cities around the country.

When: Sunday, March 8th at 1:30 pm
Where: Grand Parade in front of Halifax City Hall
Why: To celebrate International Women's Day and demand action
Who: Everyone concerned about women's equality in our society

Bring your banners and flags! :)

For more information contact:

Dawn Ferris, VP Women's Rights at the Labour Council

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