International Day of the Girl
October 11, 2012
Peter Clark Hall 10:00 am - 2:00pm
The University of Guelph “International Day of the Girl” is a youth focused event that recognizes girls in their diversity and multiplicity and examines issues from their perspectives and contexts. Celebrate “what it means to be a girl” but also to learn about the challenges that girls face within Canada and beyond our borders.
75 million girls in the developing world do not have the opportunity to receive an education. By attending this event you can make a difference and be part of the change.
Activities for the day include:
- key note speaker, Kim Crosby
- interactive and dynamic workshops
- theatre vignettes
- social media activity (real-time live tweets)
The event is free.
Kim Crosby is an artist and Youthline Award Winner for her “Outstanding Contribution to Community Empowerment”.
Each day we have an opportunity to remake the world. We have an opportunity to break down the systems and structures that prevent us all from creating communities that are safe and accessible.
Let us all with courage and kindness work to make our corners of the world more habitable and humane.
Girls, the world needs you now more than ever.
Register now for the program.
**Source: International Day of the Girl, http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/dates/idg-jif/idj-jif-poster-eng.pdf, Status of Women Canada, 2012. Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, 2012. **