Social Issues | November 2019   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Events in the Community 

Noel Festival
From November 28 to December 31 at the Nutrien Centre on the Stampede Grounds, Calgary's new Christmas market is taking place. There is a cost for tickets, however 25% of the ticket proceeds goes towards the Centre when the promo code: WOMENS2019 is used. Click here to purchase tickets.


Free Skate Night
Free Family Skate Night
Come in out of the cold to join us for Free Family Skate Night on December 18, from 7-8:30pm at the Village Square Arena (2623 56 St NE). Bring your skates and hockey helmet or rentals are available free of charge on a first-come first-served basis. For more details click here.

   
Indigenous Languages Day at the Central Library, on Dec 14
In recognition of 2019 as the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, Calgary Public Library is organizing a special celebration to honour Treaty 7 Languages.

10:00 - 11:00 am Indigenous Language Resource Centre Open House (Level 4)
Discover a learning and gathering place where Indigenous culture and languages are shared and celebrated.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm  Treaty 7 Book Launch (Level 1 - Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall)
Join us as we acknowledge and celebrate the authors, illustrators, and translators of 12 children's books written in their respective Indigenous language. The launch will be followed by a meet and greet with the authors and illustrators, and an opportunity to enjoy traditional foods.


Enrich Your Kids: Free Financial Fitness Class
Are you a parent wishing to enhance your child's financial literacy? If so, this free Financial Fitness Class by Alberta non-profit MoneyMentors is for you! On December 11, from 6:30-7:30pm kids can come to this workshop and learn about their finances. For more details and registration click here.

Events at the Women's Centre

There are no workshops in December. Stay tuned to the 
Women's Centre website  for upcoming workshops in the new year. 
 

Solstice Lunch is a potluck-style meal hosted by the Women's Centre to celebrate the beginning of lighter days! It's a non-denominational holiday celebration that everyone in our community can participate in. It is open to all genders. No registration required. 
 

The Women's Centre will close at 5pm on Thursday, December 19. We will re-open for services and regular hours on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 9:30am. We wish you all a safe holiday season and thank you for a great year!
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Gender Equality & Gender Bias

 
H eard of the study which had recently concluded that taking a daily aspirin may reduce the risk of heart disease? It was c onducted in 22,071 men and zero women.

 
The survey discovered there is a difference of opinion between men and women when it comes to figuring out why women aren't advancing in their careers as far as men.
 
Environmental Issues
 
Media and Culture

In 2018, a student at Arizona State University decided to create a Twitter account to document women's experiences with online sexual harassment, in response to a disturbing trend of men becoming increasingly more dismissive of it. The account gained 50,000 followers within two days.
 
Have headlines on violence against women changed in 30 years?

 
Girls

 
Miscellaneous
Given how critical sleep is to our health and well being, some scientists have started framing sleep as the next frontier of social justice. Seeing sleep as a human right could change attitudes about public sleeping.
 
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.