International Women’s Day event brings local women together

Women came together on March 11 to celebrate an International Women’s day event called “Nevertheless She Persisted.” They listened to presentations by groups such as the Coalition for Muslim Women, as well as the creator of the event and NextGenWR, Karen Scian. MC of the event was Regional Councillor of Waterloo, Jane Mitchell, who hopes that events like these will help motivate women to go into leadership roles. People wrote the names of the missing indigenous women across the square in a way to show that these women and girls will not be forgotten. Spoke TV’s Justine Fraser was there to help celebrate.

Videographer: Justine Fraser