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“Fighter” Video Wraps Up International Women’s Month

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March 26, 2024 — As International Women’s Month draws to a close, Councillor Santos, alongside her band Point of Order, delivers a musical tribute to the theme of empowerment and inclusion. Their rendition of Christina Aguilera’s anthem “Fighter” serves as a resounding call to embrace individuality and champion diversity.

“Inspire inclusion is exactly this,” remarks Santos,  “Being ourselves and sitting here anyway. Rising up and speaking up anyway. Doing the hard work and leading anyway. Bringing our ideas forward and taking action anyway. Making room for other women anyway.”

Following a recent meeting in which Santos delivered a 15-minute presentation at council ahead of International Women’s Day, where she spoke up about facing harassment and discrimination on a daily basis. The choice of “Fighter” resonates with the theme of resilience and determination.

Through their rendition, Councillor Santos and Point of Order aim to ignite a sense of empowerment and solidarity among listeners, fostering a community where all voices are heard and celebrated.

Fighter Video

Photos with Community Members

The production costs of the music video were completely sponsored by Astra Medicare, a woman-owned business based in Brampton.

Featuring the involvement of women-led organizations and businesses:

  • Hope Endoors Community Services Inc.
  • Embrave Agency to End Violence
  • Armagh House
  • Gray Matter Health
  • ReStyle Beauty Boutique

About Point of Order: A point of order arises when an individual in a deliberative assembly highlights a violation of rules during a meeting. Led by Councillor Rowena Santos, the band embodies the spirit of collaboration and creativity, using music as a platform for social change.

About Councillor Rowena Santos: Rowena Santos is a Regional Councillor for the City of Brampton / Region of Peel. She is an elected board member and Chair of the Finance, Infrastructure and Transportation Committee at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Read More.