Social Issues | February 2019   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Monday March 11th, 6-8pm
Join the Women's Centre of Calgary for Women Outside, an evening of discussion and connection for women passionate about enjoying outdoor spaces in and around Calgary. Hosted as a part of our Women and Environment Discussion series, Women Outside will feature presentations from women in Calgary's outdoor community. Join us to get hyped by inspiring presentations, and note we will have plenty of opportunity for participants to connect with other women interested in outdoor pursuits. Whether you're crushing it outside on a weekly basis, or are new to the world of outdoor fun, this event is for you!

Radio Spotlight

Yeah, What She Said is celebrating black histories, presents and futures with a love letter to black people.  Starting with Adora Nwofor's keynote speech on growing up with the racism dream in Calgary at a Diversity Days Event and wrapping up with some #blackgirlmagic music.

Community Events

#101 223 12th Avenue SW
Thursday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

Action Dignity is hosting a panel to centre Black folks within conversations of intersectionality, display the intersectionality that exists within the Black community, and reclaim the term intersectionality.
Women's Centre of Calgary
Friday March 8, 5:30-7:30pm

We're celebrating women's accomplishments everywhere with a potluck, dancing and door prizes! Bring food if you can. All ages and genders are welcome. 
Tuesday March 19th, 2:30pm

Sable Sweetgrass is a mother, a writer/storyteller and a member of the Kainai Nation in Southern Alberta. She was born and raised in Calgary/Mohkinstsis and has worked in Indigenous art and culture within various organizations in the city.

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It devours our land (photo essay)
A historically willing participant in oilsands operations, the Fort McKay First Nation is taking the Alberta government to court over its failure to protect Moose Lake, a sacred site, from rampant industrial development
Caste, the Patriarchy, and Climate Change
The Dalit female farmers of India's Tamil Nadu state are working together to overcome a daunting set of challenges.

Leadership and Representation

When it comes to the subject of root causes, most would agree that the root causes of poverty are a mix of individual and systemic problems.

Canadians visited food banks 1.1 million times in March 2018
The driving factor behind food bank use is poverty. Economic disruptions, low incomes, and government policies that don't provide adequate support are what keep the number of food bank users persistently and unacceptably high.
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.