Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Help celebrate International Women’s Day in the Chilliwack Library

The Chilliwack library will serve coffee, tea, and cookies for all students, faculty and staff throughout the day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Dr. Jean Scott will be in the student lounge on the Chilliwack campus at 3 p.m. The 98-year-old Scott is a local author, women’s rights activist, labour negotiator, co-founder of Chilliwack’s transition house, UFV honorary doctorate recipient, and Governor General’s Persons Case award winner. For Jean Scott, International Women's Day is personal. It's a reminder that the struggle is not over yet and that all women are sisters no matter their ages or backgrounds.

The United Nations International Women's Day theme this year is "Equal access to education, training, science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women." This theme fits in well with UFV's mandate as a post-secondary institution.

This year UFV library is looking at the history of International Women's Day with a display at the Chilliwack library. Watch for the upcoming display on the bulletin board at the entrance to the Chilliwack library.

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