Victoria joined cities around the world Jan. 19, 2019 for the third annual Women’s March. This Tuesday (March 8), area residents can attend numerous virtual and in-person events marking International Women’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria joined cities around the world Jan. 19, 2019 for the third annual Women’s March. This Tuesday (March 8), area residents can attend numerous virtual and in-person events marking International Women’s Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria events mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday

Virtual speaker series, performances, film screenings throughout the day March 8

Greater Victoria residents can join people around the world in celebrating women Tuesday (March 8) at a number of virtual and in-person International Women’s Day events.

Camosun College ceremony, vigil and student poster session (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

An in-person event at Camosun’s Lansdowne Campus, featuring Indigenous Elders May Sam and Bernadine Mawson and author Monique Gray Smith. Ceremony and vigil to be followed by a student poster session at the Fisher Foyer from 1 to 3 p.m.

More information: camosun.ca/events

Bridges for Women Society fundraiser (noon to 1:15 p.m.)

A virtual speaker series – featuring the president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association, Winona Waldron; president of the BC Nurses’ Union, Aman Grewal; and B.C. parliamentary secretary for community development and non-profits, Niki Sharma – and silent auction by donation.

Proceeds go to women impacted by violence and trauma.

Registration: eventbrite.ca

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Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour speaker series (4:30 to 6:30 p.m.)

A Zoom speaker series, sharing four women’s journeys to success and the barriers they faced along the way. Featuring Izabella Rampersaud, an assistant buyer and model; Katie Collar, head coach of Vancouver Whitecaps; Cheryl Sanguinetti, a mortgage broker; and Briana Williams, a California attorney.

Registration: sniwwoc.ca/events

Blue Bridge Theatre presenters, performers, and films (7 to 10 p.m.)

An in-person and virtual evening of speakers, performances and film screenings presented by the Kulea Culture Society and Victoria Arts Council.

Admission by donation.

Registration: cinevic.ca/events

March 8 has marked International Women’s Day since 1911. The 2022 theme is #BreakTheBias.

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