The best International Women’s Day events 2021 in Toronto

Celebrate the accomplishments of women and fight for gender equality at these seven virtual events


International Women’s Day with TIFF

TIFF kicks off a month-long program of films and digital events spotlighting the achievements and impact of women in film. Highlights include Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby, screenings and discussions, including a conversation with A Dry White Season filmmaker Euzhan Palcy, TIFF’s newest Share Her Journey Ambassador (March 17 at 7 pm, facebook.com/TIFF).

March 4-31. digital.tiff.net

2021 IWD Toronto Virtual Rally

The annual rally shifts online with theme Rising Above The Pandemic – Fighting For A Just Future For All. The pandemic has had a disproportionate economic impact on women, making this even more urgent than ever. (No FB account needed to watch.)

March 6, starts at 1 pm. Free. facebook.com/IWDToronto

International Women Rising Festival

The Latin Grammy-nominated musician Claudia Acuna plays two livestream gigs from Northampton’s Academy of Music Theatre. Tune in via Zoom so you can be “seen.”

March 6, 3 & 8 pm. US$15-$40. thirdrow.live

IWD Celebration In Honour Of African Women

She Be Lady’s two days of virtual events celebrating African women includes health and wellness workshops, a virtual marketplace and panels on Africanfuturism and more. An evening concert features two of our favourite local performers: rapper Haviah Mighty and singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim.

March 6-7. Tickets from $11-$26. eventbrite.ca

Revolution Her: International Women’s Day

Lawyer, author, founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and Kamala Harris’ niece Meena Harris participates in a virtual conversation about family, justice, women’s rights, challenging norms and more.

March 7. 2 pm. revolutionher.com

Empowerography: Live Women’s Empowerment Conference

This day-long series of online talks and discussions features 24 inspirational women with empowering messages to share.

March 8. 10 am-6 pm. $20. empowerographypodcast.square.site

Women In The Works Of Taras Shevchenko

The Shevchenko Museum presents a talk by Dr Maxim Tarnawsky about the work of poet, painter and humanist Taras Shevchenko.

March 9, 7 pm on Zoom. Free. shevchenko.ca

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