Social Issues | August 2019   
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Community Events

 
Willard Metzger, Executive Director of Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), will lead a public dialogue on key policy issues in advance of the fall federal election. CPJ will be engaging voters with a series of Town Hall gatherings in cities across Canada to provide a non-partisan look at major issues.
 
Thursday, September 12 7:00pm-9:00pm  
 
Ambrose University,  
150 Ambrose Circle SW
 

Violence Against Women Monday, September 23 6:00-8:00pm
 
Violence Against Indigenous Women Tuesday, October 1 
6:00-8:00pm
 
Friday, October 4 
Sign-making 10:00am
Walk to vigil 11:00am
 
Women's Centre of Calgary
39 4 St NE
 

Monday, September 30
1:00-3:00 pm
Women's Centre of Calgary
39 4 St NE

Join us for an  information session on Orange Shirt Awareness Day. Learn about the history of Residential Schools and why Orange Shirt Day was created.  
































































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Indigenous Issues

The federal government recently extended eligibility for Indian status by bringing into force legislation aimed at removing sex discrimination from the Indian Act.

The invisibility of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada is reflected in media coverage.
    
One author provides suggestions on how to speak to children about MMIWG, residential schools, and ways to take action towards reconciliation.
   
Kristen Longdo is updating a widely used sociology textbook to include Indigenous perspectives and knowledge.
 
Environment
A recent study found that biodiversity on Indigenous-managed lands is higher than that on non-protected lands.    
 
Women in Congress get higher scores on environmental issues
A new report finds that women legislators in the US are more likely to vote in favor of legislation that protects the environment.
 
Scientists say measures to save the environment are often seen as typically 'feminine' things to do.
Children and Youth

A new study shows mothers are primarily responsible for the daily struggles involved in drawing up plans for a household's childcare needs. 
 
A girl's personal reflections on the gender gap in STEM classes.

StatsCan report says two biggest difficulties for parents are lack of spaces and affordability. Link to the full report.
 
Equality and Representation
New data confirms that women remain both underpaid and under-represented in academia.  

Researcher explores the impacts of gender roles on female soldiers in the military.

Why we need to keep talking about equality in physics
Authors discuss the implications of poor diversity in the field and how it could be overcome.
Miscellaneous
Researchers interviewed conference organizers and speakers to better understand the barriers women face.
 
"Ethical" ways of eating are better for the environment, but inaccessible for many. Can we eat well while supporting not only local farmers but also all Calgarians ?

A personal perspective on a culture that seems to only understand gender through appearance.

In 2012 a nongendered pronoun entered Swedish discourse and is now helping people see the world differently.

We would like to acknowledge that the Women's Centre is situated on the traditional
 
territories of the Treaty 7 First Nations people and is also home to M├ętis Nation of Alberta, Region III.