Events Aplenty! Montreal’s Busy International Women’s Day 2012

Here are the events I know about that are happening in Montreal today, March 8, to mark International Women’s Day. There are probably many more taking place so if you know of an event, please post a comment.

Coop La Maison Verte (in NDG, 5785 Sherbrooke W. between Melrose & Wilson) – all “female identified folks are more than welcome to a free drink today.”

Women walking into any YMCA today will find classes and activities offered free of charge

12:30 p.m. There are two events happening at the same time:

  • At the Atwater Library (Atwater, just south of Ste. Catherine) Montreal author Merrily Weisbord (a very interesting woman) will read from and discuss her acclaimed book The Love Queen of Malabar: Memoir of a Friendship with Kamala Das,
  • Or visit the Y des Femmes (YWCA) (René Lévesque & Crescent) at 12:30 for the launch of Urban Life Stories, an art exhibition with images and stories” by 12 women who have experienced issues related to homelessness.” Coffee, cake and surprises will be served at 1 p.m.  Women are asked to bring their own photos and stories about inspiring women to add to an Inspiration Mural at the YWCA. Or post a photo of an inspiring woman as your Facebook profile photo today.The Women’s Y friperie, Fringes & Cie, is having a special sale today.
Montreal’s first-ever feminist tweet-up, Je suis féministe,  happens from 5-7 p,m at the Royal Phoenix Bar (5788 Boul. St-Laurent)

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Restaurant (1476 Crescent) non-profit group Artistri Sud is hosting Tales of Triumph:Inspiring Women Share Their Stories

6 p.m.

Women, children and supporters (men are welcome) are invited to gather at Norman Bethune Square (de Maisonneuve, just east of Guy) for a family-friendly demo organized by Women of Diverse Origins

There at least four events happening in different parts of town at the same time.

Two Free film screenings, both at 7 p.m.:

Also at 7 p.m.

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Events Aplenty! Montreal’s Busy International Women’s Day 2012

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