International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day 2020!

On Sunday, March 8, 2020 the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women hosted their annual International Women’s Day event. The theme of the event was “Like a Woman.”

To be “like a woman” is to celebrate women’s skills and resiliency and beauty. To be “like a woman” is to advocate for safety and justice and inclusion. To be “like a woman” is to express sorrow and rage and hope. As women and all people who believe in gender equity, we demand recognition of women’s innate equality and right to full global participation.

The program celebrated women with speakers representing many cultures and experiences in PEI. There was singing, music, dancing and movement led by diverse women.The afternoon was participatory and informal, with a children’s activities area and a button-making station for all ages on site. Admission was FREE and snacks were provided. All ages and genders were welcome.

Speakers:
Debbie Langston, Council Chairperson
Hon. Antoinette Perry, PEI Lieutenant Governor
Hon. Natalie Jameson, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
Mame Faty Sarr, Action Femmes
Selvi Roy, Cdn Council for International Cooperation
Rosanne Kressin, HIVE PEI

Performers:
Julie Pellissier-Lush, Indigenous Round Dance
Clair Byrne & Cameron Cassidy, Chilean Resistance Movement
Reequal Smith, African dance and drumming
Carol Stevenson-Seller, bread and Roses anthem

Emcee: Farahnaz Rezaei