March 6, 2013
For immediate release
Toronto, ON–To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, The Philippine Women Centre of Ontario (PWC-ON) is hosting a film screening, dinner and discussion on the ongoing and historical struggles of women in Canadian society. Featuring Karen Cho’s “Status Quo?: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada” (2013), the event will no doubt carry on the critical dialogue on feminism in Canada that the director has sparked as she continues to take her film into Canadian universities, libraries, and various public venues. The screening takes place Friday, March 8th at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE, 252 Bloor Street West) Room 5280 from 6 to 8 P.M. (Dinner will be served for five dollars to attendees prior to the screening, to be followed by discussion and dessert.) “Status Quo?: The Unfinished Business of Feminism” will prove an engaging cross-examination of the historical debate surrounding women’s issues, such as those outlined by the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1971. PWC-ON aims, in its discussion of the film, to make the connections between past struggles faced by Canadian women and current attacks on women through the various neoliberal policies of the Canadian state.
As the documentary makes clear, the issues faced by Canada’s women then–from child care to reproductive rights and violence against women–are still urgent issues today not only for women, but for all of society.
In marking one more milestone on the revolutionary road towards genuine women’s equality, development, and human rights, this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day reminds all women of the urgent need to militantly and steadfastly advance the struggles of working class women, both in Canada and beyond.
Celebrating IWD: A film screening of “Status Quo?: The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada”
Hosted by the Philippine Women Centre of Ontario
Friday, March 8th, 6:00-8:00 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Room 5280
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Above St. George subway station)
Dinner is available for $5
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