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


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Women's Centre Events 

February 1st, 6-8pm  
Whether we're talking about substance abuse or process addiction, addictions affect millions of individuals and families across Canada.  In this workshop, we will discuss the unique challenges women with addictions face in Calgary. Each situation varies; however, we will touch on some of the causes of addiction specifically for women, the stigma behind it, common misconceptions, barriers to treatment (institutional, personal and societal) and why women are more successful in treatment when given a targeted gender-specific recovery program.
Child minding is available for this event. 

February 8th, 6-8pm
For the February edition of our Environmental Issues Discussion Series we're talking about an issue that affects each and every one of us - FOOD. Join us for a discussion and workshop on the topic of food security. We'll discuss food  insecurity and the way it is experienced worldwide, and learn about local initiatives and sustainable solutions being implemented here in Calgary.
Child minding is available for this event.   

February 21st, 6-8pm
Want to learn about creating change in your community? Join us for a workshop on active citizenship and learn how to navigate systems with change in mind. We'll also talk about the Women's Centre's Work for Change area, and how volunteers can get involved. This workshop is open to all women.
No children in this workshop please.

Community Events

February 10th, 9am-3pm
This day-long event will interrogate the possibilities of transformation within the context of higher education and academic scholarship. The invited speakers will address issues of gender and race inequity in hiring, retention and promotion, sexual assault on campus, mentoring, and experiences of racialized students and faculty


February 14th, 6:30-9:30pm at Scarboro United Church
The Memorial March works to raise awareness and inspire change in regards to violence against women.  Although gendered violence affects all women, Indigenous women face compounded and unique risks. 
The Women's Centre will be in attendance to support the organizers of this event. Meet us there to participate. 

Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.