Windsor’s First ever Women in Culture Month Windsor
The Arts Council Windsor & Region is initiating the first ever, Women in Culture Month. For the month of March, ACWR has begun the initiative to celebrate and recognize arts and culture events led or developed by women. These events will be hosted on the ACWR’s website on a shared community calendar. This initiative is a response to the 2017 study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives that ranked Windsor the worst place to live for women for the second year in a row.
ACWR will co-present a series of programs led and/or created by women: Get Your Show on the Road: Touring in Canada by Allison Brown, Art+Feminism: Wikipedia-Edit-A-Thon, and the film Birth of a Family, Directed by Tasha Hubbard.
ACWR encourages any organization that has a cultural event that shares original content developed by or led by women to participate in our initiative by adding their event to our calendar on ACWR.net using the hashtag #womeninculture, and by using this hashtag on social media. Arts Council Windsor & Region supports International Women’s Day call to action, “to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive”.
ACWR events are open to everyone, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation, religion and disability.
“It is very evident that women play an important role in culture and that many women are in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector in our region. I think that Windsor is a great place to live, but I want the community to understand that there are systemic barriers and conditions that have hindered gender equality. It is necessary to celebrate the achievements of women for International Women’s day and to press for change”, says Julie Tucker, ACWR Director of Public Programs & Advocacy.
To register your event visit online.