An art display featuring works from young female artists is set for tomorrow night.
The Dress (de) Code exhibition, co-hosted by the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Antigonish Culture Alive, opens Saturday at the People’s Place Library.
Rachel Power, arts coordinator with ACA, said the overall project is a collaboration with the resource centre and ACA. She said the parties teamed up and received a grant for supplies and 10 young women between the ages of 12 and 14 signed up, with the program beginning in October. She said the purpose of Dress (de) Code was to connect the artists with the tradition of fabric arts and the feminist movements and “to draw connections to contemporary social dialogues.”
Power said they are extremely proud to see the eager young women sign up and come out for the project, noting the artists are pleased with their work.
The exhibition reception begins on Saturday at 2 p.m.. The public is welcome to attend.
The executive director of the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre Lucille Harper says recent developments have prompted women to speak openly about their own experiences of sexualized violence. Harper says it’s a result of a combination of the #MeToo movement and the recent sexual assaults at St. FX University.
Harper says violence against women has not abated.
Harper says it’s clear we need to take action on violence against women.
Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at a Montreal Engineering School They died because they were women.
This afternoon at 4, the Women’s Centre will host a panel discussion to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program at the Clare Marie Gathering Place
Wednesday is International Women’s Day, and events are planned in Antigonish to celebrate the progress toward equality for women. Events have been happening all week to highlight the importance of women and to achieve equal opportunity in all aspects of their lives.
Wyanne Sandler works at the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre. Sandler has also been one of the organizers for the events taking place for International Women’s week here in Antigonish. The theme for this year is creative resilience, a point that is more important now than ever:
Today, many businesses are stepping up to show appreciation on International Women’s day by offering free coffee and food. A march is also planned for today at noon and will start at the entrance to the Coady Institute. Other events this week include a panel discussion tomorrow night at Dennis Hall and activities on Friday and Saturday.