IWD 2020: Know Better, Do Better

Collage of Know Better, Do Better speakers

We are excited to present our International Women’s Day event for the fifth year in a row! We’ve expanded this year into a full day conference as well as bringing back our feminist vendor market.

We celebrate International Women’s Day yet again by using this platform to explore ideas on how we can all work to advance intersectional gender equity. As always, Marit Collective centres local voices with compelling discussion and nuanced examination of key issues.

We uphold that practical focus on knowledge into action in offering this second year of our “Know Better, Do Better” conference — providing opportunities to gain insight & to deeply examine important concepts so that we can grow in our understanding as we push to improve our world.

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International Women’s Day Feminist Market  

We invite you to join us for this day-long immersive conference with talks and breakout workshops on topics including a call to action in creating a more equitable world; gender-based challenges in the workforce as well as equitable hiring practices; reproductive justice; restorative justice in cases of sexual offence; queer allyship; respectful parenting; and arts & culture in Waterloo Region.

Enjoy the beautiful facilities at CIGI as you meet & mingle with other conference attendees while you soak in main stage talks and compelling workshops, with complimentary coffee/tea & nibbles, a fun & thoughtful “climate change cabaret” performance, and a free, curated Feminist Market to browse, featuring an array of local vendors and businesses!

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” —Maya Angelou

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Registration opens at 9:30am; event starts at 10:15am.

Ticket Information

Tiered ticket prices:
$90 – general admission
$30 – low-income accessible pricing
$150 – pay-it-forward pricing for those capable (to subsidize the cost so others can attend)

Early bird ticket pricing of $75 in effect until end of day February 26!

Box lunch catered by EVO available for purchase at $15 per person. We will contact attendees in the week prior to the event to select the type of lunch you would like; information on types of lunches available here: www.evokitchen.com/menu/gourmet-boxed-lunches

*Please note that Causerie membership discounts do not apply to this event.*
*No one turned away due to lack of funds; please contact hello@marit.ca for pay-what-you-can and sponsored ticket options.*

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Marit Collective wishes to thank the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Power Shift Waterloo Region (part of the Waterloo Global Science Initiative), and The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Status of Women Committee for their support of our 2020 International Women’s Day event!

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