Proclamation - International Women's Day, March 8, 2022
WHEREAS, International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8th by those who believe in gender equality and who seek to improve the lives of all women and girls (trans and cis), two spirit, and gender peoples through cultural, legal, economic, and social change;
AND WHEREAS, On the 111th International Women’s Day, we celebrate and encourage everyone to take actions against gender bias and inequity in support of the 2022 theme of “BreakTheBias”;
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;
AND WHEREAS, International Women’s Day is a time to work toward a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choice, 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.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood,
DO HEREBY PROCLAIM March 8, 2022 as “International Women’s Day” in the Town of Collingwood.