International Women’s Day March for Equality
Organized by the Barrie Women’s Shelter and the Women’s Advocacy Council
Supported by the Barrie Sharks and Shannon Murree Group – The MovingSimcoe.com Team – Advocates for Women and Girls Rights – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
March 8, 2023
– Participants will gather inside the City Hall Rotunda at 4:30PM
– Welcome, opening remarks and land acknowledgement at 4:50PM
– March departs City Hall at 5:00pm
– March returns to City Hall at 6:00pm
Starting at Barrie City Rotunda and going across Collier Street, down Clapperton, across Dunlop St, up Mulcaster Street and back to City Hall
A chance for women to come together and march at night though the streets of downtown Barrie and feel safe and be heard! It’s a chance for everyone who loves and supports women to come out and march! The goal of the annual marches is to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, workers’ rights and tolerance.
Put on your Barrie Sharks jersey, grab some teammates and join the march! Everyone is welcome, signs will be provided, and you can also print your own signs!. Pussycat hats will be available for sale.
Following the Women’s March, organizers have invited all participants to Donaleigh’s Irish Public House for the celebration to continue where they are offering half price appetizers for International Women’s Day.
For more information visit https://barrieshelter.com/
International Women’s Day 2023 campaign theme: #EmbraceEquity
For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity.
Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have.
A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA.
And it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.
The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
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