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Carleton to Host UN International Day of the Girl Student Showcase

Carleton University’s Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights will be celebrating the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl with an event featuring a student showcase and remarks by guest speaker the Hon. Landon Pearson.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Galleria, Fourth Floor, University Centre, Carleton University
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Opening remarks will be delivered at 2:45 p.m. by Pearson, a former senator and long-time Canadian children’s rights advocate.

The showcase will feature displays by students enrolled in the “Girlhoods in Contemporary Contexts” class. This class is one of a number of cross-listed courses in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology focusing on childhood and girlhood issues led by Prof. Virginia Caputo.

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Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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