International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.


Hart House and the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education present the short film "She Carries On" centreing women in sport and physical activity hosted by KPE Professor Caroline Fusco and Hart House Senior Director Michelle Brownrigg followed by a discussion with a panel of academic and organizational leaders.

"She Carries On"

The documentary short "She Carries On" focuses on Indigenous women's engagement with and reclaiming of a traditional sporting activity within the community. Among the Cherokee people in North Carolina, the cultural tradition of stickball exemplifies “more than a game”. Cherokee women played the game at the turn of the 21st century for several years and reflect on their time playing and what the game means to the past, present, and future of Cherokee people.

Timeline of the day

  • 11:50 am  Registration opens – Guests welcomed
  • 12:00 pm  Lunch available
  • 12:15 pm  Welcome remarks – Dave Kim
  • 12:20 pm  Introduction to Film – Caroline Fusco
  • 12:25 pm  Film – "She Carries On"
  • 12:45 pm  Panel Introduction – Michelle Brownrigg
  • 1:15   pm  Audience Q & A
The poster of the She Carries On


Presented By

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Hart House

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  • Date: Thu, Mar 7, 2024
  • Time & Duration: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (EST) (1h 30m)
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  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Debates Room (2034)
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