March 8, 2019 is International Women’s Day. It is a day when we celebrate all that women have accomplished and is an important day for the women’s rights movement. The 2019 campaign theme is balance, specifically gender balance, and people are encouraged to take a picture facing the camera with arms bent, palms facing up and posting it to the hashtag #BalanceforBetter.
The Library has many books on the women’s movement. Here are a few that can help you celebrate International Women’s Day.
Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world by Rachel Ignotofsky. Q 141 I33 2016
Women who dig: farming, feminism, and the fight to feed the world by Trina Moyles and K.J. Dakin. HD 6077 M69 2018
The glass ceiling in the 21st century: understanding barriers to gender equality by Manuela da Costa Barreto, Michelle K. Ryan and Michael T. Schmitt HD 6060 G63 2009
Malala’s magic pencil by Malala Yousafzai LC 2330 Y6825 2017
I can be anything!: don’t tell me I can’t by Diane Dillon PZ 7 D57917 Iak 2018
GIF via: Boutte, Angele Young. “International Women’s Day.” Secondlineblog. 8 March 2018. Retrieved on 01 March 2019 from: https://secondlineblog.org/2018/03/international-womens-day/
Inspirational people come in all shapes, sizes and genders – but with International Women’s Day coming up on March 8th, 2019 we want to help illuminate the glories of women past, present and future.
With the theme of #BalanceforBetter, this year’s IWD2019 is all about celebrating women’s achievements throughout history while calling for a more equal world at the same time. To join in on the festivities, we at the SAMHC office will be hosting an interactive display designed to revel in the wonder of the incredible women at Medicine Hat College and beyond!
Running for a three-day blitz from March 6th to March 8th, our display will take students, staff and faculty on a historical journey through the eyes of the women who helped write the pages of history. Alongside the archival anecdotes of some of the most influential ladies that have walked the planet, we will have space for those on campus to write the praises for the women in their present lives that share their light, joy, strength and bravery daily.
Everyone is welcome and we hope that together we can create change to make a world that is balanced for the better!