International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. For more information, visit www.internationalwomensday.com. #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias
The SkirtsAFire Festival is Edmonton’s only theatre and multidisciplinary arts organization featuring women and non-binary artists. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, this festical runs March 2-12, 2022 at various venues in Edmonton. Programming reflects the true diversity of the thriving arts community in Alberta and Canada, and is adaptive in its approach in order to remain responsive to the needs of artists and audiences. For more information please visit https://skirtsafire.com/the-festival/
Have you heard about Edmonton’s Seedy Sunday? Whether you are a beginner gardener or a savvy seed saver, there is something for you! Encouraging the preservation and sharing of seeds for the promotion of native plants and supporting local seed companies, and in partnership with EPL, it runs Sunday, March 26 at Alberta Avenue Hall from 11am to 4 pm. For more information, visit http://www.edmontonseedysunday.org/2023-event.html.