Community event: Mount Saint Vincent University celebrates International Day of the Girl Child

The Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social
Justice at Mount Saint Vincent University is set to host its first-ever celebration of the UN
International Day of the Girl Child featuring the stories of inspirational girls from across Nova Scotia.

The event features nine young women from diverse backgrounds who are working on facets of social justice. They include activists, dancers, singers, YouTubers, poets and artists.

“The International Day of the Girl Child has not yet been talked about in Nova Scotia or even nation-wide in any significant way this year or even in the last few years,” says Dr. Susie Brigham, Chair of the Alexa McDonough Institute and Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Mount. “The goal of this event is to help bring awareness to challenges that girl children face, showcase some, inspire some and provide an opportunity for girls in Nova Scotia to get together.”

This free event is open to girls from around Nova Scotia of all ages. Those interested can register at:

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Multi-purpose Room, Rosaria Student Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway



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