The International Women’s Day celebration took place at IDI - Ottawa on March 7th, 2017. The theme of the program was "Refugees and the Canadian Mosaic: Women Walking Hand in Hand for Our Common Future." Speakers: Sally Dimachki, IWSO Board Member and Project Coordinator at Refugee 613 Dr. Rouba Al-Fattal, Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa It was featured with Live a “Guzheng” performance by Angela Wang. There was a wonderful environment and people really enjoyed the program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MStpX9Su_XU
Intercultural Dialogue Institute of Ottawa (IDI) invites you to the International Women's Day Celebration one more time. This year is "Cultural Transcendence Through the Language of Music". cordially invites you to the Women's Day Celebration Banquet -in celebration of International Women's Day- Theme: "Cultural Transcendence Through Language of Music " Keynote Speaker: Professor Anna Hoefnagels, Department of Music, Carleton University Honorary Host Committee: Marianne Wilkinson, Councillor, Kanata North Wen Jean Ho, President, Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre Featuring: Croatian Folklore Dance & Ensemble Chinese Cultural Dance & Tea Demonstration Charity Partner: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre-Chrysalis House (15% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Chrysalis House) When: Thursday, March 10th, 2016 (6:30 pm – 9:00 pm) Where: Intercultural Dialogue Institute-Ottawa 335 Michael Cowpland Dr, Kanata, ON K2B 2C5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Information about last years celebration. Click here to buy tickets for this years International Women's Day.
A gathering of 90 women and men hailing from countries around the globe came together on 5 March 2015 to celebrate International Women’s Day via the theme of “Exploring Tolerance in a Time of Intolerance: Building Bridges from Women’s Perspectives.” The evening included a fabulous dinner, folk dancing and talks from four diverse, articulate and intelligent women. The event was led by The Ven. David Selzer who served as the MC, Feyza Celik who offered a provocative greeting on behalf of IDI and The Rev. Karen Coxon, who served as the moderator. The speakers who challenged the audience to look at intolerance and considerations for moving forward included Joan McKenna, Acting Superintendent, Criminal Investigations Unit of the Ottawa Police Service, Brenda Merckley, Secretary of the Bridlewood Community Association, Dr. Susan Braedley, Professor in the School Social Work and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, and Mine Khan, Member of the Turkish Muslim faith community. The Djerdan Folk Dance Group delighted the audience with their talents and beautiful interpretation of Turkish folk dances. The evening concluded with birthday greetings and cake for one of the participants and a bake sale of several delightful Turkish delicacies. The proceeds from the sale were donated to Chrysalis House, a safe house for women and their children in Kanata. The highly successful International Women’s Day event, a first of its kind for IDI-Ottawa, promises to become an annual event for the IDI-Ottawa and the entire Ottawa community. Host Committee: Marianne Wilkinson, Councillor, Kanata North Angela Sumegi, Professor, Department of Humanities and Religion, Carleton U Marianne Williamson, Author and Writer Lori Beaman, Professor, Department of Classics and Religion, uOttawa The.Rev. Jane McCaig, Incumbent Priest, St.Thomas Anglican Church
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: As usual, International Women’s Day was celebrated at IDI-Ottawa on March 6th 2014. This year’s attendees were mainly from religious communities. Muslim ladies were really interested in listening to the speeches and the discussion. Their intentions to participate in the upcoming years’ celebrations because they would like to hear more about women’s issues.