“Woman is Ubuntu” – Week of celebration of women

When? Between the 8th of March, which is International Women’s Day, and the 12th of March.
Where? Every night of the week, an event will take place at the French Alliance (155 Loop Street), except on Wednesday (6 Spin Street).
How? These events will cover different themes, thanks to different women and men from different countries, through different forms (talks, debates and film screening…)
For who? Everyone is welcome!
Why? Women’s Week aims to celebrate the economic, cultural, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.


Program :

TUES/ 08 : Opening ceremony, medal of the French Order of Arts and Literature bestowed to Lucinda Evans by the French French Ambassador Barbier, performance by Koleka Putuma and vernissage of the exhibition “Woman is Ubuntu”.
6 pm at the Alliance Française.
On Invite

WED/ 09 : Challenges for women in art and culture
In partnership with Arterial Network, celebrating Arterial Day
6pm at 6 Spin Street
Free entrance

THUR/ 10 : Women in Business
In partnership with Cap 40.
6 pm at the Alliance Française
Free entrance

FRI/ 11 : Film screening – Tomboy (2011) by Céline Sciamma
6:30 pm at the Alliance Française
Free entrance
Trailer : https://youtu.be/JvfdCI4MArQ
“A 10-year old transgender boy moves to a new neighborhood with his family. He introduces himself as a boy for the first time to new friends.”

SAT/12 : [HER]OES : Women’s Week party with DJ Tracey Rose
From 9 pm at the Alliance Française
Xhosa dancers

publié le 07/03/2016

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