MCHS to celebrate International Women’s Day

MCHS’s Activism Club will host an International Women’s Day gathering to celebrate women and equality for all

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Madison Wise

Students and staff at MCHS have gathered before school to celebrate International Woman’s Day for the past three years. This year’s event will take place in the Main Gym at West and the flagpole at East both on Friday morning at 7 p.m.

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

On March 6, MCHS is holding its annual International Women’s Day (IWD) to empower women and promote gender equality. The theme this year is #EachforEqual. 

IWD “Is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women,” stated the International Women’s Day website. “The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” 

The IWD event at MCHS was started a few years ago by a group of students and is now run by the Activism Club. Since then, it has been a recurring event that empowers students through talks given by various female teachers and celebrating women together. 

“I think it’s a great morning just to celebrate being a woman and bring awareness to some of the problems we have in our society,” said Stacy Rockweiler, head of the Activism Club.

IWD started in 1911 in Austria. Today, IWD is celebrated by many people all over the world. 

“It is celebrated a lot more in other countries than it is here,” said Rockweiler. “You’ve only just seen it kind of started taking off in the last few years. I like to just celebrate it here [at MCHS] to bring awareness to gender inequality.” 

The IWD event will take place in the Main Gym at West and the flagpole at East both on Friday morning at 7. All students and staff interested in celebrating IWD is welcome.