Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi headlines women’s week events 

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Shirin Ebadi

The Alumni Auditorium H-110 was packed to the rafters as students gathered on March 10 for a chance to hear Nobel laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi speak.

“The women’s movement will succeed, and they will be the carriers of democracy in our society,” she said.

Ebadi’s lecture “Women, Peace and Iran” was one of many activities organized by the Concordia Student Union and the CSU Women’s Caucus to celebrate women’s week, March 8 to 12.

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At the 78/100 bake sales held downtown and at Loyola, cupcakes, vagina-shaped cookies and brownies were sold for $0.78 to women and $1 to men in order to highlight the wage disparity between the sexes.

Some students who self-identified as gender neutral paid 90 cents for their sweets.

The Women’s Caucus, recently revived by Arts and Science Federation of Associations President Leah Del Vecchio, is composed of CSU councillors and is open to club executives as well. Women’s week was their first major event.

Also on the roster: a workshop about healthy sexual practices, a screening of the film The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, and a book reading by Concordia grad Clair Holden Rothman, the celebrated author of The Heart Specialist. A production of the Vagina Monologues will be presented March 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. in the DB Clarke Theatre.

Visit CSU's site for more about the events.


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