International Women's Day 2016

    Martie Russel, Anju Kurup Nair and Stephanie Knox (President)

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The Junior League of Toronto hosted their annual International Women's Day Event in spirit of women everywhere. The evening consisted of a documentary screening of The Boxing Girls of Kabul, Documentary Film which features a remarkable group of young Afghan women and their dream of representing their country as boxers in The Olympic Games, 2012. The film was both personal and political, and incredibly moving for all viewers. A Q&A followed the film. 

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PREVIOUS INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY EVENTS ______________________________________________________________________________________________


“What would you do if you were not afraid to fail?” This was the question posed to members and friends of the League on March 4th at the Women’s Art Association of Canada, as part of the Canadian Federation of Junior League’s celebration of International Women’s Day

One hundred members and guests attended a screening of the “Empowerment Project”, followed by a dynamic panel discussion.

The documentary - presented exclusively in Canada to Leagues in the CFJL- showed ordinary women, from all walks of life, doing extraordinary things.

The speakers that followed were all graduates of Working for Change’s program “Women Speak Out”. Made up of three dynamic women - women not afraid to fail - the panel shared their own extraordinary stories. Dr. Anju Nair, Lubna Khalid and Nada Mabsout captivated the audience, by relating their personal journeys from their homelands to Canada, and their struggles to find freedom of human rights. Catherine Porter, an award-winning journalist at the Toronto Star and a global hu- manitarian, moderated with probing questions and thoughtful insight.

“They are so brave, determined and able to exe- cute change in their lives... I was in awe” said Wendy McLaughlin

Thanks to Michelle Hannikainen, our CFJL rep, and the Training Committee for or- ganizing an event that was a smashing success and had all of the attendees abuzz when it ended. Just another way the Junior League of Toronto helps to inspire and train civic leaders.

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