Women’s History Month, October, is an opportunity to celebrate women in history and their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian society.
Thanks to the efforts of five Alberta women; Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards (known as the “Famous Five”), October 18, 1929 commemorates the day when Canadian women won the right to be officially recognized as “persons” and be eligible for appointment to the Senate of Canada.
Join us on at Newnham Campus on Thursday, October 17, 2013; 6pm as we celebrate the opening of a series of events that will highlight women’s achievements in the arts:
• D Building (2nd Floor) - See how changing ideologies has affected women's clothing over time;
• Throughout Newnham Campus - Participate in a scavenger hunt and learn more about the female artists who have contributed to Seneca College’s Permanent Art Collection;
• Newnham Library - Discover resources available in the field of women’s studies and women’s literature (specifically Canadian women’s literature).
Stay tuned for further information on upcoming events during the month of October.