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October 18, 2018
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International Women's Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day - a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face. Join us in March for the following special programs:

Taboos & Traditions


The United Nations has called for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030. Dilshad Tavawalla, a Canadian family and child protection lawyer, joins us to share her story, insights and work in fighting to ban and eradicate FGM.

Program sponsored by CFUW. FREE. Drop-in.
Georgetown Branch: Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30 pm



Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story


Icon. Immigrant. Inventor. Hedy Lamarr, the most beautiful woman to appear on screen, also had a brilliant mind and laid the basis for our modern cell phone and Bluetooth technologies. Bombshell weaves together never-before-heard audio of Hedy speaking about her incredible life – from her experience as an Austrian Jewish émigré, her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy, to her ground-breaking but uncredited inventions that revolutionized the way we communicate.

Tickets: $10, at the John Elliott Theatre box office
John Elliott Theatre: Tuesday, March 20th at 7:30 pm



Has Feminism Succeeded?

Feminists have been fighting for equal rights for women for over a century. And yet, women still make less than men and sexual harassment and sexual assault continue to be major issues. In what ways has feminism succeeded? Where has it failed to achieve its goals? What can the movement do to create equality in the future? Join us as Dr. Catherine Carstairs, Chair of the Department of History at the University of Guelph, addresses these questions.

Tickets: FREE , at the John Elliott Theatre box office
John Elliott Theatre: Wednesday, March 21st at 7:30 pm