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May 5th is Red Dress Day

Red Dress Day – the National Day of Awareness and Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) – marks a day of remembrance and awareness for the profound violence experienced by thousands of Indigenous women, gender-diverse people, and their communities. Join the Women’s Centre on May 5th at 11:30am to walk […]

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The Impact of Inclusive Storytelling in Entertainment

The Impact of Inclusive Storytelling in Entertainment

The Impact of Inclusive Storytelling in Entertainment In the quest for inclusive storytelling, it’s crucial to recognize that diversity in the entertainment industry extends beyond gender alone. True representation encompasses a tapestry of identities, including those of racialized women, trans individuals, non-binary talents, and more. This holistic approach ensures that narratives authentically capture the richness

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Wildfires and Gender

The Northwest Territories evacuation order for Yellowknife and British Columbia’s declared provincewide state of emergency are the latest additions to Canada’s record-breaking reports on wildfire devastation. With over 13.4 million hectares of land burned, the severity of Canadian wildfires is undoubtedly a result of climate change. Rising greenhouse gas emissions and global temperatures have led

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Join Us for a Community-Based Discussion – Gendered Housing Crisis

Join Us for a Community-Based Discussion on the Gendered Housing Crisis with the Federal Housing Advocate! On August 8, 2023, the Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network (WNHHN), Calgary Women’s Centre, and the National Indigenous Housing Network (NIHN) will be hosting Federal Housing Advocate Marie-Josée Houle for a community-led discussion on housing precarity and homelessness

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Pandemic Recovery: Building a More Equitable Future for Women

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and deepened inequities in our society, especially for women with intersecting social identities and experiences (such as race, Indigeneity, disability, immigration status, gender identity and income status). As we look towards recovery, how do we ensure that in the future, wealth, work and care responsibilities are more fairly distributed and

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MMIWG2S Awareness

Today is May 5, a time designated to honouring the spirits of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2-Spirit People. It is a day to raise awareness of, and speak out on violence inflicted against Indigenous people. REDdress installation at the Women’s Centre of Calgary The REDdress Project – Jaime Black The Red dresses

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5 Canadian Women to Celebrate

Celebrate Herstory—get to know 5 incredible Canadian women in 3 sentences each. Viola Desmond First on our roster is Viola Desmond, who you may recognize from the Canadian $10 bill. Viola was instrumental in spurring the Canadian Civil Rights Movement in the 1940s by standing up against segregation in a Nova Scotian movie theatre and refusing

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Black History Month—4 Black Feminists You Should Get to Know

Black History Month started as a movement to acknowledge the contributions that Black people have made to the developing framework of society and will continue to make. Despite Black women’s immense contributions to the feminist movement, they have been largely discredited and excluded from leadership positions in the feminist strife. Here are four notable black

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