Hon. Olivia Chow to deliver International Women’s Day speech today at York U

TORONTO, March 6, 2014 – The Hon. Olivia Chow, MP Trinity-Spadina, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration today at York, the theme of which is inspiring change.

She will be joined by aboriginal elder Laureen Waters, featured speaker, with remarks by Rhonda Lenton, York’s provost and vice-president academic, and Professor Enakshi Dua of the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and director of the Centre for Feminist Research.

What:  International Women’s Day Keynote Speech by The Hon. Olivia Chow, M.P.

When:  Thursday, March 6, 2014

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Where:  Senate Chambers, 940N Ross Building, Keele campus (Building 28 on the map) York University, 4700 Keele St. | Map & Directions

Admission:  Free (open to the public)

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Media Contact: Robin Heron, Media Relations, York University, 416 736 2100 ext. 22097, rheron@yorku.ca