The best International Women’s Day events 2021 in Toronto


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,

March 4-31.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.




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