Two campus groups are calling on the Western community to commemorate International Women’s Day, held annually on Mar. 8.
“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to look at women’s issues beyond Canada,” said Kelly Wilson, co-ordinator of the Women’s Issues Network.
A breakfast will take place on Monday, Mar. 8, and will feature speakers, entertainment and a meal, Wilson said, noting the event will start at 9 a.m. and is open to everyone in the community.
Also on Monday, a display will be set up in the University Community Centre atrium with information on advances and setbacks to women’s rights around the world, she added.
“On Wednesday, Mar. 10, there will be a film screening of [the documentary] Rape Is at 7 p.m.,” Wilson said. “A seminar discussion will follow.”
The week’s events are being put on by WIN and
the students of Western’s International Women’s
Human Rights Project.
South Asian jam
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to jam to the best South Asian tunes around — the 14th annual culture show is here to rock you!
The culture show, entitled Sitaron ki Mehfil, will be presented by Western’s Indo-Canadian Students’ Association on Mar. 12 at the John Labatt Center from noon until 6 p.m.
“Fourteen schools, including some from the [United States], will be participating in this megaevent that showcases South Asian culture,” said Uday Krishnan, VP-publicity for WICSA, adding a crowd of over 4,000 people is expected this year.
Tickets for the show can be bought through Ticketmaster or purchased at information booths that will be set up in the University Community Centre, with the prices set at $22 for members and $26.25 for non-members.
For more information, visit www.wicsa.ca.
Call for tardy soph wannabes
All of those yearning to become a soph in time for next year’s Orientation Week still have a chance to apply, as the deadline has been pushed back.
The deadline for soph applications is now Mar. 7 by 5 p.m. The date was moved from Mar. 1 due in part to logistical details and the temporary confusion after Reading Week, said University Students’ Council O-Week co-ordinator Laura Burke.
“You can apply to your home faculty team, one of the charity teams, an info team or your affiliate college,” Burke explained, adding all of the spots for in-residence sophs have already been filled.
“Getting involved in the Orientation program is an excellent way to give back to the Western community,” she added.
Anyone seeking information about applying can
go to www.usc.uwo.ca/oweek.