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Celebrating the strength of women

International Women’s Day Dinner on March 6

February 21, 2017 — 

Under this year’s International Women’s Day banner of #BeBoldForChange, AESES and the University of Manitoba’s Office of the President jointly host the 15th annual International Women’s Day Dinner on March 6th.

Deborah Stienstra

Deborah Stienstra

The United Nations began celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 during International Women’s Year 1975. Two years later, it adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. In Canada, we also celebrate International Women’s Day on this date.

This year’s event at the U of M features keynote speaker, Dr. Deborah Stienstra, professor in the department of disability studies. She will share her talk on Implicating Inclusion: Women with Disabilities as Visionaries, Innovators, and Pioneers.

Stienstra’s stories of women with disabilities draw intimate connections between the pioneering and innovative work of these and other women. The stories run parallel to the goals of inclusion and accessibility at the U of M and beyond, highlighting themes of equity and disability rights.

Dinner Details:

Monday, March 6, 2017
Reception 5:30 PM | Dinner 6:15 PM | Keynote 7:30 PM
Marshall McLuhan Hall, University Centre, 2nd Floor, Fort Garry Campus
* A cash bar service will be available.


Tickets for the dinner are $25 and can be purchased at either campus (cash, cheque or department budget numbers accepted):

  • Fort Garry Campus: Faculty of Arts Office, 3rd Floor, Fletcher Argue Bldg or 204-474-9100
  • Bannatyne Campus: Department of Internal Medicine, GF324 General Centre or 204-787-1103
  • The keynote portion of the evening only is free and all are welcome to attend.

Any questions? Please contact the AESES office at 204-949-5200.


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