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International Women’s Day Celebrations!

By Alyssa Kornacki, News Reporter

Next Wednesday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Latin American Students & Friends (LASAF) club will be hosting an International Women’s Day event in their club room.

To celebrate the day, LASAF will be giving out roses to women faculty, staff and students on campus as well as educational flyers about the importance of this day. International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights and violence and abuse against women. LASAF is a student-run organization at Canisius that aims to educate the members of our Canisius community on the culture, experiences and traditions of all cultural groups around the world and on our campus. LASAF’s goal is to celebrate Latinx culture and create a support network for students at Canisius. LASAF strives to promote diversity awareness, personal and intellectual growth. Be sure to go and visit them in their club room next week to take part in the celebration! Follow LASAF on Instagram for more information and future events.

Additionally, the Women and Gender Studies Club is holding some events around campus to celebrate International Women’s Day. According to the club’s president, Ariana Afshani, there will be multiple nights of activities that center around women. There will be a trivia night on March 8 in collaboration with the history department, a screening of “Hidden Figures” in Old Main 221 at 7 p.m. on March 9 in collaboration with the ALANA Center and Phi Sig and a Women’s Summit on March 10, during which there will be a speaker and roundtable discussion. Look out for more information around campus or on their Instagram, @canisiusfeminists.

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