Coady International Institute is pleased to collaborate with Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association (AWRC) and many local organizations for International Women’s Week Antigonish 2019 – featuring more than a dozen local events in Antigonish and Guysborough Counties.

Standing Together: Women Organizing for Justice is the theme for the local chapter this year. With this week of learning forums, celebrations, community gatherings, and the annual International Women’s Day Rally and March, we use the International Women’s Day (IWD) as a platform to recognize current and historical gaps as we organize for justice for all women.

Coady Sponsored Events

Keynote Address: Karen B. K. Chan

Thursday, March 7, 7pm
Dennis Hall, Coady International Institute, StFX University
Coady International Institute will host the International Women’s Week Antigonish Keynote Address with Karen B. K. Chan.

Karen B. K. Chan is an award-winning sex and emotional literacy educator in Toronto, Canada, with more than 20 years of experience. Trained in creative facilitation, productive thinking, and non-violent communication, B.K.’s favourite ways to learn and teach are through stories, metaphors, diagrams, and things that make people laugh.

B.K. is dedicated to having difficult conversations that are real, transformative, and kind.

International Women’s Day Rally and March

With Mayra Jimenez
Friday, March 8, 12pm
Coady International Institute (Main Entrance)

Mayra Jimenez will lead the International Women’s Day Rally and March from the front steps of Coady International Institute.

Mayra is a co-founder of 8 Tijax, a collective that supports the families of victims and the survivors of the Hogar Seguro tragedy where 41 girls were killed and 15 left severely injured in a fire at a state-run centre on International Women’s Day in 2017.

Full Schedule of Events