March 8th is recognized as International Women's Day as a global celebration of women’s cultural, economic, political, and social accomplishments. IWD is a collective call for gender equality and an opportunity for reflection and advocacy. Our community came together to spotlight the invaluable contributions of women during our Tuesday and Wednesday morning assemblies.
To honour International Women's Day, students were able to personally interview and hear from individual members of our community who have had a tremendous impact in their field, including Barbara Goodwin-Zeibots, Krista Hill, Helen Gin, Valerie Turner, and Alumni Leandra Karen. Guests shared their moving and inspiring stories, experiences, challenges, and successes. As a community, we learned how to stand up against inequality, call out bias, and question stereotypes. The complete interviews and videos with our International Women’s Day guests will be in YorkNet under Student Life. Click Here to access YorkNet.
Women’s Club Initiative
The Middle and Senior School Women’s Club worked together to share an inspiring message to our community during the International Women's Day assembly. Our students recited Amanda Gorman’s poem, The Way Forward.
Amanda Gorman is a National Youth Poet Laureate who performed at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration in January. Gorman’s poetry serves to inspire hope and a collective sense of purpose, and she’s a force for change that will continue to lift future generations of young girls and women behind her.
Canada's first co-educational independent IB World School The York School is a co-educational JK to Grade 12 independent school located in the heart of Toronto. The York School was founded in 1965 and is the first school in Canada accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) from junior kindergarten (JK) to university entrance. As an IB World School, The York School's motto is Experientia Docet or Experience Teaches.