October is Women's History Month, Covergalls Celebrates
Posted by Joanne Pearce on
October is Women's History Month and here at Covergalls we are proud to celebrate the amazing contributions and achievements of women and girls in the past, present, and future.
Throughout this month Covergalls will be celebrating the contributions of women and girls through our social media and blog.
“We celebrate despite the obstacles we face.”
- Patrisse Cullors, a founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, on Women’s History Month
On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement in regards to this month, remarking how long women have been trailblazers in creating a better, more inclusive and equal Canada.
Women and Gender Equality Canada have also set this year's theme as “Women Making History Now.”
It's amazing to see all this recognition for amazing Canadian women who help to promote gender equality and change. Every year it feels like we are taking steps towards doing better.
This month starts right after we recognized the first ever National Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30th. We hope you wore orange and took the day to reflect and learn more about the land you live on. Even as we start the new month, we hope you don't stop reflecting or learning.
We recognize the importance of opening a space for dialogue, celebrating diversity, and giving solidarity through difference and gender inequality.
In October, we celebrate all the amazing women out there like Camille Orridge, Lesley Hampton, Eugenia Duodu, Amanda Jetté Knox, Lorelei Williams, Sandra Oh, Malala Yousafzai, Donna Strickland, Autumn Peltier, Roberta Bondar, Chrystia Freeland, Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell and many, many others.
Read, watch, react:
CBC Ottawa marks Women's History Month with new series
How Do Women Feel About Women’s History Month? Conflicted.
The Incredible Black Canadian Women You Should Know
Collection of films put together by the National Film Board
24 Canadian books to read during Women's History Month
OPINION: Women’s History Month centers cisgender, heterosexual women. That’s a problem
Nominate a woman of impact in Women and Gender Equality's online gallery, which celebrates women’s achievements and contributions to Canadian society