International Women’s Day events on Abbotsford campus, today, March 8

Along with the UFV Gender and Society Network, the FSA Status of Women’s rep and Human Rights & International Solidarity rep are hosting International Women’s Day events on the Abbotsford campus, today, Thursday, March 8.

A panel discussion on the theme “International Year of the Woman?” will take place in B101 from 12 pm to 2 pm, including the following panelists:
Eyerusalem Abebe (Alumni and staff at Abbotsford Community Services)
Jeanette LaBerge (Student)
Joss Klinck (Student)
Nicola Mooney (Faculty)
Fiona MacDonald (Faculty)
Corinna Steffan (Alumni and Staff at Abbotsford Food Bank)
Jessica Jahn (Alumni)

Local author and blogger Lea Love will read from her memoir about her years in hiding. For eight years, Lea Love was hunted by the FBI, ChildFind, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 1996, she fled an abusive relationship, in Hawaii, with a violent drug dealer old enough to be her father. At the age of 25, she had to choose between obeying the law or following her own moral code as a mother.

Refreshments and a display of student work will be held in the Global Lounge following the panel discussion.

Anastasia Anderson, FSA Status of Women Rep
Kulwant Gill, FSA Human Rights & International Solidarity Rep

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