Social Issues Readings | October 2017
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
 
Keeping Transit Affordable for All 

The Sliding Scale Low-Income Transit Pass has seen huge uptake since its launch in April 2017. Thousands of low-income Calgarians are now riding the bus using a $5.05/month transit pass that opens doors to civic and community life. H owever, due to the overwhelming response to the sliding scale, the City is projecting a $3 to $4 million funding shortfall.
A city budget adjustment meeting on November 27th will review this program and explore ways to deal with the shortfall. 

T ogether with Fair Calgary Community Voices, a local transportation advocacy group, we're asking Calgarians to write to their Councillors about the need to keep Calgary's Sliding Scale Low-Income Transit Pass affordable and accessible. Reach them online here.

Find other ways to connect on our blog.

Feminism 

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Women's Centre Events   
Wednesday November 15th, 6-8pm

In this discussion, we will explore the meaning of sustainability, communities, and families on a personal level. How can women build sustainable families and communities in their daily lives? What are healthy and enriching ways to bring environmental education to children, the family, and community? Let's explore how we as women can educate our communities and families to feel an ongoing and active responsibility to the environment.
Free child minding is available.

Letter Writing Campaign
  
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Community Events

Sunday  November 5, 7-9pm
Join Oxfam and partners on a national speaking tour inspired by Duncan Green's new book How Change Happens, which explores how political and social change takes place. Each event will feature four speakers: Duncan Green, Author of How Change Happens and From Poverty to Power, Shirley Pryce, President of the Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU), Julie Delahanty, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, and a local women's rights activist.

November 14 - 19, 2017
The mandate of a film festival is usually very simple: present the best films available to a varied audience. But the annual Marda Loop Festival is more than just film. Screenings includes post-show discussions with local and international artists and experts, and opportunities to interact and connect with community, no matter how you define it. 21 documentary films will be screened at 3 locations. 
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.