City of Brampton to participate in campaign for International Women’s Day


Published March 7, 2023 at 4:01 pm

Brampton City Hall

Along with a series of events, the City of Brampton will be participating in a campaign in honour of International Women’s Day (IWD) to celebrate women leaders, entrepreneurs and artists while focusing on embracing equity and working toward creating an inclusive world.

IWD, which falls annually on Mar. 8, aims to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discrimination and take action to drive gender parity.

This year’s campaign theme for IWD is #EmbraceEquity, which seeks to get the conversation going about why “equal opportunities are no longer enough” and can be exclusionary, rather than inclusive.

To support the campaign, the City of Brampton is encouraging residents to take a photo with women who inspire them and tell them their stories.

In the photos, residents are encouraged to strike the IWD #EmbraceEquity pose to show solidarity and post them on social media by using the hashtag #IWDBrampton.

The City of Brampton will be sharing these photos and stories leading up to IWD.

“Together, we can embrace equity and work towards an inclusive world,” reads the City of Brampton’s website.

The City is also hosting a series of events at Brampton City Hall on Mat. 8 to honour the achievements and contributions of women and individuals who identify as women.

The events will feature a retail market with all local women-driven small business owners, fireside chats with local leaders and musical and dance performances with women artists and creators.

The market will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the fireside chat and performances will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The fireside chats will be hosted by Brampton writer Jael Richardson and feature women leading Brampton, as they share their experiences of embracing equity.

Speakers include Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor for Wards 1 and 5, Navjit Kaur Bar, Regional Councillor for Wards 2 and 6, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament, Brampton South, Kathy McDonald, Peel Region School Board Trustee, Wards 3 and 4 and Clare Barnett, Director, Economic Development.

Participants will also be able to take concrete actions to educate themselves and others on the impact of systemic inequalities and their collective responsibility to address them.

“At the City of Brampton, we know that allyship and authentic conversations are important tools in building an equitable workplace and community,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.

“Thank you to Councillors Santos and Brar for continuing to champion this work both inside City Hall and on a broader level in our community.”

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