Imagine a world that is free of discrimination, bias and stereotypes – a world that is equitable and inclusive, that recognizes women’s rights, equality, and gender fairness.
International Women’s Day (IWD) arose from a conviction in this vision for humanity. It originated from labor movements in North America and Europe during the early 20th century, and has been commemorated annually by the United Nations and much of the world since 1975. IWD is a global event and has served as an annual catalyst to move the world from where it is now to where we believe it can be in the near future.
You are warmly invited to a local International Women’s Day commemoration on Tuesday evening, March 8th at 7:30 pm MT, via this zoom link.
Through a panel presentation, we will learn how women from a wide range of backgrounds and interests are putting their beliefs and aspirations for this vision of a fair and equitable world into action. These presentations highlight women’s experiences, achievements and ongoing commitment to working in the field of international development; student advocacy for schools that are safe from gender-based violence; advancing women’s work in the civil service, health care professions and the trades; plus choosing between a continued career or raising your children at home.
We eagerly look forward to your participation – women and men, to celebrate and commemorate women’s achievements to date and to advance our understanding of what is needed to bring us all closer to this vision of a thriving world of the future.
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Attached below is a letter from the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Calgary to Calgary’s School Administrators requesting permission for Bahá’í students to be excused from school on Bahá’í Holy Days. (click to download the full letter)