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

Women and Childcare



Indigenous Perspective
If you have any comments or want to talk about any of the issues brought up in these articles, please contact Caro le at carole@womenscentrecalgary.org 

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Women's Centre Events   
                         
The way motherhood is thought of in society profoundly impacts women, whether they have children or don't, making this topic a genuine feminist issue. What are the implications for mothers? What about for women who are not able to have children or do not wish to be mothers?
 
For this Social Issues Discussion, we will unpack the historical and social context in which motherhood can be understood and explore the connections with feminism and gender.
Join us for this opportunity to have an honest discussion in a safe and respectful environment with Gillian Ranson, Professor Emerita of sociology at the University of Calgary .
 
This event is for all women-identified people.
 
Child minding is available. Please call Amanda at 403-264-1155 to save a sport for your child(ren).
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Coffee Chat: Environment |Thursday, October 12th, 6:00-7:30 pm
 
Come chat with Krystal, who helps coordinate the Women and Environment program at the Centre. We'll chat about some of the environmental issues impacting women in Calgary, share our thoughts about connecting with nature, and talk about the connections between gender and environment. This event is for all women-identified people. 
 
No children in this workshop please.
 
 
The Women's Centre invites you to an afternoon celebration marking 20 years of being a space for women to find connections, community, and support. Join us for tours of our space, birthday cake, reminiscing about the past, and fun! All our community members are welcome to celebrate two decades of community building at the Women's Centre!!!!!  
  
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Community Events

 
Join this free event to learn about municipal issues, engage candidates, and inform yourself and your community before heading to the ballot box on October 16! This event is hosted by Public Interest Alberta and the Calgary & District Labour Council. Nevena, our Public Policy Coordinator, will be one of the speakers and she will address the municipal role in improving access to affordable, quality child care.   
   
  
On October 17, 2017 - the United Nations' International Day to Eradicate Poverty - Poverty Talks! invites you to join them for an evening of spoken word, where Calgarians with an intimate understanding of the impacts of poverty will perform original pieces on the theme of "hope". This is a free event.
    
Webinar: Supporting immigrants & refugees with disabilities | Wednesday, October 25th, 12:00-1:00 pm
 
People with disabilities may experience hindered participation in society and immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience additional challenges. In this webinar, social work professor and longtime activist Yahya El-Lahib, will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers could improve their practices. This free webinar is organized by the University of Calgary.  
 
Our Vision: Women Supporting Communities, Communities Supporting Women.