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WEST presents IWD’s Virtual Gala
March 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 was #ChooseToChallenge “A challenged world is an alert world and, from challenge comes change.” To acknowledge the vital role that we can all play in creating change, Community Leaders of all ages in Windsor-Essex contributed to WEST’s #ChooseToChallenge Campaign to remind us that our voices and actions have the ability to make the impossible…possible.
Our 2022 Keynote Speaker:
Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Relations & Outreach, University of Windsor
Dr. Beverly Jacobs is recently appointed as Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Relations and Outreach at the University of Windsor and she practices law part-time at her home community of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Her research focuses on Indigenous Legal Orders, Indigenous Wholistic Health, Indigenous Research Methodologies, and Decolonization of Eurocentric Law.
Beverly is also a consultant/researcher/writer/public speaker. Her work centres around ending gendered colonial violence against Indigenous people and restoring Indigenous laws, beliefs, values, and traditions. A prolific scholar, her published work has earned her numerous awards; her research combined with her advocacy has translated into national and international recognition.