Zabrina Chevannes stands up to boost Femme International on March 12.
SOLAR WOMAN POWER
Watch award-winning documentary Rafea: Solar Mama, following 40 grandmothers through their solar engineer training at India's Barefoot College, in celebration of International Women's Day at the Noor Cultural Centre. Rafea brings her education home to Jordan and attempts to change her Bedouin culture by sharing her newfound knowledge with women. Friday (March 7), 7 pm. Free. 123 Wynford. See the trailer and get more details at noorculturalcentre.ca.
FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Do it for your grandma, your mom, your sister, your aunt and for yourself. It's not a national holiday in Canada, yet, but International Women's Day needs your support. Come out to take power, demand a living minimum wage, rally and march. All are welcome. Join your sisters and be stronger together. Saturday (March 8). Free. Rally 11 am at OISE, 252 Bloor West. March 1 pm ending at 55 Gould.
HILARITY AND HYGIENE
It's a well-documented fact that women who have information about their sexual health and hygiene are more likely to be effective agents for change. Femme International is committed to educating females and sending them supplies. The Red Panty Diaries funder for the org presents a night of stand-up on the subject of menstruation, featuring Zabrina Chevannes, Jess Beaulieu and many more comics sure to make you see red - but in a good way - Wednesday (March 12), at 8 pm. $15. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas West. 416-588-0307.