Join International Women's Day Celebration on March 8 (online)

02/15/2022 12:08 pm

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse International Women’s Day Committee invites members of the La Crosse community and beyond to a virtual celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. central.

Black woman with hands in X gesture

The celebration will consist of a panel discussion with a special emphasis on how women are celebrated in their country as well as their experiences in both their country of origin and the U.S. Panelists will include Labelle Sandra B. Mpemwangi representing Congo, Oryssia Felts representing Ukraine, and Thanh Bui-Duquette representing Vietnam. This year’s celebration will take place via Zoom and is free to the public. 

International Women’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world each year on March 8. The theme for the 2022 International Women's Day is #BreakTheBias: Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

Community members are encouraged to strike the IWD #BreakTheBias pose (see example below) and send a selfie to Miranda Panzer at We'll be posting selfies on the International Women's Day social media.  

Sponsoring organizations include the American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters of La Crosse, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, North Woods International School, the Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse, Viterbo University, and the International Women’s Group.

For more information, please contact: Erica Koonmen, AAUW ( OR Miranda Panzer, UWL (

For more details about the history and traditions of the celebration around the globe, please visit

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