Celebrating International Women’s Day
Women of all ages celebrated their gender and spoke up for equality in Picton yesterday for International Women’s Day.
The day began at Books & Company with two talks, presented by Alternatives for Women. The first speaker was Carole Levesque, chair of Tyendinaga Native Women’s Association, who discussed the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women. She was followed by Tamarack Verrall, who spoke about her work with the woman-focused non-profit, World Pulse.
The talks were followed by sign making. The signs were prepared to use during the march. Participants gathered at the cenotaph in Picton that evening and marched through town.