Ubuntu-Mobilizing Central Alberta is set to host a an in-person event on International Women’s Day. (Black Press file photo)

Ubuntu-Mobilizing Central Alberta is set to host a an in-person event on International Women’s Day. (Black Press file photo)

Central Albertans to celebrate Women’s Day in Red Deer on March 12

A Women’s Day march and panel session on “breaking the bias” will be held March 12 in Red Deer.

Ubuntu-Mobilizing Central Alberta, who organized the event said in a release that the in-person event will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Snell Auditorium at the Red Deer Public Library Downtown branch.

With the theme “it takes a village to break the bias” the organization is looking to host conversations with central Alberta women

International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year to draw attention to issues affecting females.

“This event is a step to achieving this goal by having an open forum for women to communicate, create a dialogue of change and share in a safe environment in hopes we can collaborate and find solutions to these issues that we continue to face everyday,” said Julaine Beattie, social work student at Red Deer Polytechnic and a UBUNTU Mobilizing Central Alberta practicum student.

A panel discussion will be held featuring women from across central Alberta, discussing women’s bodies and health, reproductive and birth justice, and dealing with grief and loss.

Anyone interested is invited to support this initiative for women’s rights and for celebrating achievements in the fight for equity. Those who are not feeling well should show support by staying home and engaging in conversations on social media.

Participants are encouraged to register at www.eventbrite.ca/e/red-deer-womens-march-tickets.

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