I Am Powerful Because I Am A Girl!

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International Women's Day

“I am powerful because I am a girl!” The words of 10-year-old Brookelyn Takacs as she recited her oral in front of a packed room of Women and Men at The Annual International Women’s Day Event at The Delta Hotel presented by Women in Crisis.  Brookelyn attends St. Mary’s French Immersion and she had the attention of everyone in the room as she presented her oral called ‘I am A Girl.’

Women In Crisis organizes this yearly event to celebrate International Women’s Day which is every March 8th.  This year’s theme is Pledge for Parity.  The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York; it was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union.

This free event to celebrate the day included, a lunch, giveaways and beautiful presentations of speakers and dance with The Healing Lodge Singers, Brookelyn presenting her oral, and The Jingle Dress Dancers.

Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. Everyone can pledge to take a  step to help achieve gender parity more quickly at http://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme

Women have much to celebrate today.