Who will be at Make One Change?

On June 15, the Women’s Centre is inviting all women to learn about the critical issues facing women in Calgary and to explore systemic and policy-focused solutions required for change. A diverse line-up of local groups committed to the advancement of women’s rights will be leading the day’s discussions.

Some of the workshop topics and presenters include:

  • A panel discussion on barriers to women in politics featuring City Councillor Gael MacLeod, Melanee Thomas of Equal Voice and Rachel Notley, MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona
  • Afghani Immigrant Women in Calgary: Challenges, Expectations and Opportunities presented by Women’s Development Portfolio – Ismaili Council for Canada
  • Changing Canada with Culture and Conversation presented by Idle No More
  • Childcare – It Impacts All presented by Women from United Nurses of Alberta
  • Devaluing Immigrant Women’s Educational Skills and Economic Contributions presented by Alberta Network for Immigrant Women
  • Early Childhood Education For Life! presented by Canadian Federation of University Women
  • Equality and Transwomen presented by The Trans Hub
  • Human Trafficking: A Look at Local Trends presented by Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT Alberta)
  • Life After Conflict with the Law: The Truth About Re-integration presented by Inside Out Action Research Team
  • Nowhere Safe to Go presented by Women of Servants Anonymous
  • Proud of Our Differences presented by Women from the Disability Action Hall
  • Reproductive Justice – Moving Beyond the Pro-Choice Debate presented by Calgary Sexual Health Centre
  • Safe & Affordable Housing: A Women’s Perspective presented by Women and Housing
  • The Flat Tax is for Fat Cats presented by Women, Creativity and Political Voice and Women Together Ending Poverty
  • The Power of Women Connecting in a Neighborhood presented by Bridgeland-Riverside Ladies Network
  • Violence Against Women: Visibility and Voice presented by Take Back the Night
  • Women and Food Insecurity: How We Are All Connected presented by Oxfam Calgary
  • Women and Social Isolation presented by Calgary Vietnamese Women’s Association (Hoi Phu Nu Calgary)

Entertainment includes drumming by Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes and Chantal Changon, a musical performance by Vi An Diep, and an art display by the Women’s Art Collective: People Inchoate.

Click here to see the full schedule for the event.

Who will be at Make One Change 2013? We hope it’s you! Click here for registration information.

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