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Gender, Care Work and the Unequal Impacts of the Pandemic
February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Our Social Issues Discussions return this February, with a conversation about gender, (paid and unpaid) care work, and the unequal impacts of the pandemic.
The pandemic has exposed and deepened inequalities in our society and threatens to roll back decades of progress towards gender equality. At the same time, not all women and gender-diverse people have experienced the pandemic in the same way, and racialized and Indigenous communities, lower-income workers, and caregivers, for example, continue to face distinct struggles.
Join us online on Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. for a discussion of how diverse women—with a particular focus on women from communities experiencing marginalization—have been “frontlined and sidelined” by the pandemic. Our speakers are: Meriam Bravante, Researcher and Policy Coordinator with Action Dignity, Rebecca Leong, Executive Director of the A.C.E. Child Development Centre and a member of the Alberta Early Learning and Care Leaders Caucus (ALC), and Dr. Naomi Lightman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Calgary.
This event will be held online via Zoom and is open to women-identifying individuals only. If you have any questions please email RSVP@womenscentrecalgary.org. Please register and we will share the Zoom link access closer to the event.