Library Celebrates International Women's Day
Every March 8 marks International Women’s Day. This widely recognized initiative celebrates the remarkable contributions and achievements of women throughout history, and across the globe, while raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. This day is also an excellent opportunity to support and fundraise for female-focused charities.
International Women’s Day has occurred for over a century, and is symbolized through the colours purple, green, and white. Purple represents justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. White represents purity, albeit a controversial concept. The colors originated from the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK in 1908.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. By working toward a gender-equal world free of bias, discrimination, and stereotypes, where difference is valued and celebrated, we can collectively forge and continue to strengthen women’s equality.
To recognize and celebrate this important day, the Education Library has created a book gallery on the Education Guide and print display of recent picture books and young adult information books that focus on the groundbreaking achievements, inventions, and discoveries by women throughout history, and the present day. Both of these exhibits will remain for the duration of this week (March 7 – 11). Additional resources for promoting and celebrating #IWD2022 are also available through the official website.
The library welcomes and encourages all members of both the Queen’s, and local communities, to visit the newly renovated Education Library to browse, and borrow from the print display in person, and to utilize the Education Guide toward exploring resources and expanding perspectives on the incredible impact of women.