Social Issues Readings | April 2017  
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
 




Racism and Diversity




Environmental Issues


Children and Care
 



If you have any comments or want to talk about any of the issues brought up in these articles please contact Sarelle at sarelle@womenscentrecalgary.org

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Women's Centre Events 

Wednesday May 3rd, 6-8pm
Historically, craft has been viewed as a feminine practice with limited influence outside the domestic sphere. More recently, crafts are being recognized not only as fine art but also as a subversive and effective form of activism. 
In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss how craftivism can impact societies, while also exploring a craft medium that leaves a very literal impression. We will present examples of examples of how crafts have been used in activism and protest.
Bring some objects you'd like to make a shadow image of, and please wear an old shirt or apron. 
Child minding is available for this workshop.  

Monday May 8th, 6-8pm
The Government of Canada has launched an online consultation process to engage with Canadians on key issues related to poverty. We are organizing a community engagement session so you have a chance to brainstorm answers to the survey's main questions with other women in your community. We'll talk about what poverty looks like in your neighbourhood, what your experiences are, and what changes you'd like to see. There will then be time available for you to submit your own official response on computers provided.
No children in this workshop please.
Invite your friends on Facebook. 
 
Saturday May 6th, 1:30pm
For our annual Jane's Walk, we will be getting to know our neighbourhood and celebrating women's histories and accomplishments in Calgary. Everyone is welcome and it will take place rain or shine!
The walk will start at the Women's Centre and end at the Women's Wheel on the River Walk in East Village, with an option to walk back to the Women's Centre at the end of the walk.

Wednesday May 17th, 6-8pm
For the fifth edition of our Environmental Issues Discussion Series, join us and Helen Corbett from the All One Sky Foundation for a conversation about Energy Empowerment. We'll talk about practical strategies and programs that work to help all Calgarians live more energy-efficient lives, while addressing the issue of energy poverty here in Calgary.
 

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Community Events

Wednesday May 3rd, 6:30pm 
Calgary Public Library, Central Library on 5th Floor 
A film about South African women sowing the seeds of change. Free public screening with a question and answer period with the producer to follow. 
 
Sunday April 30th, 2-4pm
Shelflife Bookstore 
Literature is a powerful tool in taking down the patriarchy, and on the last Sunday of every month we will be getting together to discuss a piece of feminist literature. This month, our book of focus is "Men Explain Things to Me" by Rebecca Solnit.


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