This March 8th 2017, YWCA is ready to celebrate International Women’s Day! On the menu of the day, we have the launching of an awareness campaign; a play, an exhibition, testimonies, and much more! This bunch of activities, which highlight women, have been developed on the profits generated by the Hotel Y Montreal and the Auberge YWCA. Located in down-town Montreal, these two accommodation facilities reinvest the entirety of their turnovers in YWCA.
Here’s a glimpse of the activities of the women’s day
Launching of the “Je mets mes culottes” awareness campaign
This campaign launched on Women’s Day is the result of collaboration with the DDB ad agency. In addition to broadcasting videos and a large-scale publicity campaign, panties bearing the campaign logo will be sold for $ 15 on the website jemetsmesculottes.com, as well as at Fringues Friperie.
All profits generated by this fundraising campaign will be sent to the Women’s Y Foundation in order to support the organisms’ programs and services.
SEVEN, a documentary play – theatrical reading in English language
To raise awareness and prevent violence, Moving Forward Productions, and the Women’s Y Foundation will present the Montreal premiere of SEVEN on March, 9th , 10th and 11th at 8 pm in Holden-Fisher Hall at the YWCA, 1355, boul. René-Lévesque West. For more information about the play, visit the play’s page.
20$ tickets are available online or at the door the day of the vent. All benefits will go to the Foundation to develop YWCA’s programs and services.
Photo exhibition Des femmes et des
This exhibition project has been developed from A to Z by young women part of Strong Girls, Strong World project. It will feature more than a dozen of well-known female personalities chosen for their inspiring role in society. After the opening, you are invited to take part in the traditional #SlamYourMArch8 event, a feminist poetry slam #OpenMic night.
The March 8th event will take place at 5.30 pm at the BAnQ, located at 535 Viger Avenue Est, in Old Montreal.
Check out the full activities program YWCA organizes to celebrate International Women’s Day. If you want to be part of this International Women’s Day, share the information around and tell the women you care for.
Staying at Hotel Y Montreal or at Auberge YWCA means you support the YWCA activities. These two accommodation facilities offer a tranquil and affordable stay in the heart of downtown Montreal to men of women. Read the reasons you’d better give the Hotel Y Montreal a try.