Proclamation: International Women's Day
WHEREAS International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8th by those who believe in gender equity and who seek to improve the lives of all women and girls (trans and cis), two spirit, and gender diverse peoples through cultural, legal, economic, and social change. Today on the 110th International Women’s Day, we celebrate and encourage everyone to take actions against gender bias and inequity in support of the 2021 theme of “Choose to Challenge”; and
WHEREAS Women and girls, in particular women with disabilities, racialized women, immigrant women, two spirit and gender diverse peoples experience many forms of oppression impacting their safety, job opportunities, health, housing, and education; and
WHEREAS International Women’s Day is a time to work toward a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education, having an income, and living in societies free from violence and discrimination; and
WHEREAS The Town of Collingwood is committed to promoting equity and justice and will continue to work to address the systemic and structural oppressions that perpetuate inequity; and
WHEREAS Town of Collingwood, in partnership with My Friends House have organized an event to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021 with a Virtual Panel and Networking Social via Zoom from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and a flag to be raised in front of the Collingwood Library.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM March 8, 2021 as “International Women’s Day” in the Town of Collingwood.
Dated this 8th day of March, 2021