Media Advisory - Rising of the Women is the Rising of us All! - International Women's Day



    TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Celebrating and still marching - 100 years
(1908-2008) of International Women's Day.
    The March and Rally will be held in Toronto on March 8th to highlight the
ongoing fight for women's rights, equality, justice and peace.
    The rally will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 at the OISE -
(Ontario Institute of Studies in Education) Auditorium located at 252 Bloor
Street West, Toronto. The march gets underway at 1 p.m. from the OISE
building.
    A fair and workshops will also be held from 2:00 pm to 4:30 p.m. at 55
Gould Street (Ryerson Student Centre). All events are free.

    
    WHAT:  Rally and March to recognize the Rising of the Women is the Rising
           of us All!
           We demand:
           the right to unionize!
           the right to equal pay!
           an end to war!
           an end to Violence!

    WHEN:  Saturday, March 8, 2008
           -  Rally: 11:00 a.m.
           -  March: 1:00 p.m.
           -  Fair & Workshops: 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

    WHERE: OISE Auditorium (Ontario Institute of Studies in Education)
           252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (adjacent to the St. George subway
           station)

    Thousands will march through Toronto's downtown for women's rights,
equality, justice & peace. Hundreds of women's groups, community
organizations, peace activists and labour unions will participate.

    PHOTO & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
    -   Call the contacts below to pre-book interviews. Interview
        opportunities during the Rally, March & Fair.
    -   Photo/video opportunities at the Rally & during the March along Bloor
        Street West & Yonge Street.
    

    For further details, visit online: www.iwdtoronto.com





For further information:

For further information: Judy Vashti Persad, (416) 441-3663 ext. 224,
email: jpersad@labourcouncil.ca; Carolyn Egan, (416) 806-7985, email:
c.egan@sympatico.ca; Jenny Ahn, (416) 271-3489, email: jenny.ahn@caw.ca

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