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.
350 girls and young women from across Nova Scotia
AMI Girls Conference
International Women’s Day
Rosaria Student Centre, Multi-purpose Room