Sunday, March 1, 2009

International Women's Day!

Mark your Calenders! International Women's Day (IWD) is fast-approaching!
March 8th is the global holiday celebrating the economical, social and political achievements of women. It started off with a political and human rights theme in Russia and other Soviet Bloc countries. The theme was initiated by the United Nations and looks toward raising social awareness of women's struggles worldwide.

The celebration takes place in many different countries, who hold diverse initiatives and events that are brought about and planned by women. The global women's organization, Aurora has even created a worldwide register of all the IWD events happening. But, be sure to keep your eyes peeled and your ears opened for all of the fem-related events happening in our city!

CJAM's Women's Radio Collective will be hosting ten hours of special programming next Sunday. There will be tons of music and spoken word shows with various female hosts. All the content will be related to women's issues and kick-ass ladies, so be sure to tune in. That week, many other CJAM shows will also be featuring all-women setlists for their shows.

Sonia and I will also be hosting, "International Women's Day Jam" at Phog Lounge that night.
We're gathering up all of our local lady talents for a fun night of celebration and music!
With Smash The Glass coming up in just a few short weeks, we figured getting a few of the Windsor women musicians together would be a fun way to kick things off.
We've got a few local favorites, as well as a few that you may have not heard yet!
Joining us, we have Tara Watts, This is Me as a Woman, Steph Copeland (Perilelle), Amour Amour, Bree Gaudette, Erica Di Maio and Nicole Markham.
Be sure to stop in, tune in, celebrate, etc! This is a day for the ladies!


  1. Hi Crustina, Great post, I hope you have a great night at the Phog Lounge.

    It might be too UK focused for you but I thought you might like to know that Amnesty UK is focusing on violence against women for International Women’s Day.

    We’re asking people to change their Facebook status, Myspace headline and tweet to raise awareness of the fact that each year, around 1 in 10 women in Britain experience rape or other violence. Check out

  2. Thanks for the tip! I'll be sure to twitter/facebook about it!

  3. last year in those interviews I was telling you about, I learned alot about how this day is celebrated globally - the least so right here in North America. looking forward to celebrating it with you and all the other fab femmes at cjam!

  4. Same here Nicole!
    It's going to be a great day.