The Carolina Women’s Center, Student Life and Leadership, and CUAB have joined together to celebrate International Women’s Day. The organizations have coordinated an International Women’s Day celebration that will take place on Wednesday, March 8th from 11am to 2pm in the Carolina Union's West Lounge and Art Gallery.
The celebration will consist of various of activities/stations and giveaways. One of the stations is dedicated to letter writing - specifically letters of gratitude to important and impactful women in your lives. Another station at the celebration is dedicated to providing feminine hygiene products to those who need them. Carolina Cupboard will be accepting feminine hygiene product donations and PERIOD.UNC will be having a packing party with the hygiene products. These products will be available to all who have a menstrual cycle whether they identify as female or male.
Also, there will be an opportunity to play to play trivia for a chance to win International Women’s Day t-shirts, stickers, and posters. In addition to all the fun activities is cupcake decorating and food giveaways. “It’s great that students are taking the lead to bring attention to these global issues for women and gender equity,” said Gloria Thomas, director of the Carolina Women's center.
The celebration will also include a book giveaway that has been staggered to take place at the following times: 11-11:20am, 12:05-12:25pm, and 1:10pm-1:30pm. The books that are offered through the giveaway are: Becoming by Michelle Obama, I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb, milk and honey by Rupi Kaur, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Girl with Seven Names by Lee Hyeon-seo, and Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. Make sure to come by the Pit to grab a book written by an inspirational female-identifying author and to honor International Women’s Day!