Brock to mark International Women’s Day with series of events

Brock University will celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8 with several events aimed at celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality.

To help the University community learn more about the worldwide day of recognition, which this year is themed #BreakTheBias, Brock’s Office of Human Rights and Equity (HRE) is challenging students, staff and faculty to explore the International Women’s Day website and test their knowledge with a series of follow-up questions. More information on this asynchronous event is available on ExperienceBU.

On Tuesday, March 8 at noon, HRE will also host a workshop about practising self-care, self-regulation practices and mindfulness. The event includes two components: a 30-minute Sakai module, which must be completed in advance, and a one-hour Teams seminar, during which participants will discuss what they learned and engage in experiential activities.

Register on ExperienceBU at least three hours prior to the scheduled seminar to gain access to the Sakai module. The workshop is part of a Gender and Sexual Violence Support Certificate program.

For anyone looking to have a safe and open discussion with the Gender and Sexual Violence Peer Support Team on Tuesday, HRE has its Peer 2 Peer drop-in hours available from 9 to 11 a.m., and noon to 7 p.m. More information is available on the HRE website.

The Brock University Students’ Union, along with other Ontario student associations, will host a virtual talk by Nadya Okamoto, founder of lifestyle brand August and author of Period Power.

Open to all Brock students, Okamoto’s talk, “Finding purpose in menstrual equity and becoming a changemaker,” takes place Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. To register, visit the BUSU website.

In advance of International Women’s Day, Brock’s Faith and Life Centre’s female chaplains have been leading a series called “Women in the Bible” to celebrate the voices of women throughout Judeo-Christian scriptures. The next session in the series takes place Monday, March 7 at 5 p.m. in Alphie’s Trough. More information is available on ExperienceBU.

Brock’s Women in Business Club is hosting its flagship event, The Rise, for Goodman School of Business students on Saturday, March 12. The online event runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes high-profile speakers such as Deborah Rosati, and representatives from Thompson Reuters and Toronto Womxn in Data Science.

Details on other related events taking place later this month, including those hosted by Brock’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies and partners, will be released on The Brock News in the near future.

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