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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Women’s HERstory Month at the Women’s Centre

Happy Women’s Herstory Month from the Women’s Centre of Calgary! Here are 8 ways to support the Centre this month and help celebrate the women in our community. Celebrate with us Commemorate International Women’s Day by celebrating with us on March 8th! You can also attend our other events, programs, and workshops happening this March. …

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Celebrating Black History Month

What comes to mind when you think of February? I used to think of candy hearts, chocolate, and sappy music, but this year, I’ll be thinking of the fascinating herstory of the Black community in Alberta. This month marks the second year that Alberta has recognized and proclaimed February as Black History Month. The three …

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Ourselves

Twenty-five years ago, feminists lobbied the federal government to make October Women’s History Month. Their goal was to commemorate women’s political, economic, and cultural contributions. It’s a time to share the stories of “ordinary” women whose lives and work tend to go unnoticed. Women like the extraordinary group who organized twenty years ago to found …

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Jane’s Walk 2017 – Spaces, Places, and “Herstories”

The beautiful spring weather this past weekend encouraged us to  get to know our neighbourhood better, just in time for our annual Feminist Jane’s Walk. This year’s walk was bigger than ever! We were joined by over 40 people, and spent a sunny afternoon exploring the neighbourhoods of Bridgeland, East Village and Calgary’s downtown core. …

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Women’s History Month Wrap-Up

There aren’t enough days in the month of October to do justice to women’s contributions to politics, culture, and the economy. Here are few ideas to help you celebrate women’s history year round. Wheel of Women Plaza Let’s face it. There aren’t enough commemorations of women in Canada. So when you stumble on public art …

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