Social Issues Readings | February 2018
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
 
Indigenous Perspectives


(Trigger warning, descriptions of violence) 

Violence


Gender persecution the top reason women seek asylum in Canada
(Trigger warning, descriptions of violence) 

Children Hurt Women's Earnings, but Not Men's (Even in Scandinavia)

Glad you asked: Why your justification for the pay gap is bunk



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 March 7th, 6-8 pm
Are you ready to stimulate your brain and your taste buds?  March's Social Issues Discussion will include a discussion on food and a communal cooking experience.  We'll be making some dishes for the International Women's Day Potluck the next day, and talking about the relationship between dignity, food, and women. Facilitators TBA.

Wednesday March 21st, 6-8 pm
In our monthly Environmental Issues Discussion, we will be discussing the New Age of Recycling. Stay tuned for guest speaker announcements!

Child minding is available for both workshops for children between 19 months and 12 years old. Please e-mail amanda@womenscentrecalgary.org to save your child's spot.
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Community Events
 
Wed Feb 28th, 5-8pm
"GENi: This Is My Story" is a speaker series consisting of four events that will take place over a period of four months on Treaty 7 territory and in Calgary, AB. The four events will weave a narrative analogous to how Elders pass on the story of their tribes and nations to the next generation. This narrative will be focused on including the current and future generations of young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and will look forward to reconciliation between all Treaty People. As Elders pass on knowledge to the next generation through sharing of stories and traditions, today's generation signals a new era, sharing pain and pride, wearing our histories proudly on our backs.

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.