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March 6, 2019

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The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender & Social Justice (AMI) will be hosting 350 girls from across Nova Scotia at the eighth annual Girls Conference to celebrate International Women’s Day. This Friday, March 8, teenage girls aged 13 to 19 from junior high and high schools as well as community organizations will begin arriving at Mount Saint Vincent University campus at 8:30 a.m. to start a day of guest speakers and workshops themed “Girl Empowerment”. Media are welcome to attend.

Welcome and introductions (including an inspiring video greeting from Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada) will kick-off at 9:00 a.m. in the Rosaria Student Centre multi-purpose room. This will be followed by a keynote address by guest speaker Mam-Yassin Sarr who is the co-founder and director of Starfish International. Sarr will talk about how this non-profit organization seeks to advance humanity through girls’ education and service-learning opportunities in The Gambia, West Africa. 

Who:
350 girls and young women from across Nova Scotia

What:
AMI Girls Conference

When:   
International Women’s Day
Friday, March 8, 2019
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  
Rosaria Student Centre, Multi-purpose Room
Mount Saint Vincent University Campus

The AMI Girls Conference is a one-day event that offers workshops and speakers aimed at helping girls build confidence, develop stronger minds and bodies, pursue their professional and personal goals, and explore various topics in a safe space. The conference aims to empower girls to change the world.

For more information:

Leanne Beddow
(902) 488-3256
Leanne@studio11.ca