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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.