The offshore economy-where dirty money mixes with tax avoidance and evasion, bribery, and the criminal trafficking of drugs, arms, and human beings-has negative effects on rich and poor countries alike. Too often, though, its outsized impact on girls and women goes unnoticed.
Begin the New Year with new knowledge and tools to deal with racism that you may experience. Become more empowered to confront and respond more effectively to both those you may know (family members, friends, co-workers...) or complete strangers who challenge us with racist comments, insinuations, jokes, jibes or dares, whatever form the racism takes.
Brenda Johnston is a Human Rights Educator with the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Council and one of the contributors to the online anti-racism resource CARED (Calgary Anti-Racism Education). Other facilitators TBA.
Wednesday December 6, 12-1pm, University of Calgary
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is held every year on December 6, in commemoration of the 14 women murdered at L'École Polytechnique in Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989.
This year's theme aims to highlight the collective trauma caused by gender-based violence - with a focus on creating a community of caring where survivors of trauma are heard, and are supported with compassion.
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.