Cultural Calendar

This year on March 8, The Link joins community groups across the city, country and world to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

This day is marked by an influx of female-driven, cultural content and output. The following is a compilation of some things to go and see to commemorate female culture throughout the month.

Today, March 8, why not check out the following:

The Slaves of the Slaves Rise Up!
Cabot Square
6:00 p.m.

Opposing capitalism, imperialism and patriarchy within and outside the home, in the political, economic and religious spheres, the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins stated that this year’s march, entitled “The Slaves of the Slaves Rise Up!” will also celebrate landmark anniversaries of different women’s groups.

Attendees are encouraged to bring banners, signs and noisemakers.

Join Me on the Bridge
Jean Drapeau Metro Station to Jacques Cartier Bridge
6:00 p.m.

The Women for Women International will mark IWD by inviting women to join together at 6 p.m. at the Jean Drapeau Metro Station on Ile St. Hélene and walk to the Jacques Cartier Bridge, carrying 100 candles to represent the 100th anniversary of IWD

Tell Her Story
All day

Our Pink Thoughts will be posting inspirational stories about Canadian women on their website, as told by various authors, all day during IWD.

Attention Féministes!
Cinéma ONF (1564, Saint-Denis, Montréal) 7 p.m.

Vidéo Femmes invites you to the launch of Féministes!, a film by Rozenn Potin, which will be attended by the producer and protagonists, who will participate in an open debate after the screening on March 16.

The film will be at the Cinéma ONF, from March 14 to 17, each day at 7 p.m. and is free of charge.

The Edgy Women Festival

In its 18th edition, the Edgy Women Festival, taking place March 19th to April 2nd, gathers local, national and international artists together to explore themes of identity, gender and power dynamics through performance and community-building activities.

This year’s “Edgy Offenders” include San Fran Dyke darlings Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, Japanese performance artist anti-cool, and Brooklyn-based Narcissister, to name a few.

For more information about the extensive and exciting programme, check out­

For the rest of March, the Concordia Student Union, in association with Volunteers in Action, will be hosting a series of events to commemorate women. Each of the events, unless otherwise specified, will take place on the 7th floor Lounge in the Hall Building.

Wednesday, March 9
Film Screening: Soul Sisters
A film screened during Montreal’s 2009 International Black Film Festival
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 10
Photo Exhibit: What does Feminism Look like?
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Workshop: Women’s Sexuality
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location TBA

Monday, March 11
Women of Rock: Local bands celebrate IWD with music.
Featuring Triggered Response, Curism The Dryheaves, Medusa.
Café Campus (57 Prince Arthur St. E.)
Tickets $15

March 12 & 13
Self-Defence Workshops
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

March 12 & 23
The annual 78/100 Bake Sale
Women get to pay for goodies at the standard they’re salaried, which remains at 78 cents to a man’s dollar.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, March 15
Panel Discussion: Feminism Through the Eyes of Concordia
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This article originally appeared in Volume 31, Issue 25, published March 8, 2011.