Social Issues | October 2019   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
Info/grap hics corner

Highlights from the new Alberta budget 
To see which programs were maintained and which will see cuts, read  this info sheet

The  Gender Wage Gap 2018 report
Released this month, it shows Canadian women earning $4.13 less per hour than men - see the  one-page infographic
f or why  that's the case.
Events in the Community 

Calgary Climate Symposium

From November 2-7, the City of Calgary is hosting a Climate Symposium, opening up discussion on climate change, how it affects Calgarians, and what you can do about it.

For the schedule of free events, list of speakers, and more information, visit the website here .

Femme Wave Festival

Calgary's only feminist arts festival is taking place from
November 7-11. Check out their schedule, full of music, visual art, film, comedy, workshops, and more. Many of the events are pay what you can.
 
Marda Loop Justice Film Festival
 
Marda Loop Justice Film Festival presents some of the world's best documentaries on the issues that are important to us as individuals, Canadians, global citizens, and humans.
 
 

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Women's Healing Ceremony
 
The Calgary Indigenous & Non-Indigenous Women's Talking Stick Healing Ceremony meets monthly to offer a sacred and safe space for women to gather and share their life stories, offering healing, support, and community.
 
This month's event will take place on  Sunday, November 24, 1-4pm at the   Scarboro United Church

To register, contact: 
Workshops at the Women's Centre

Learn how to plan your own workshop and gain effective facilitation tools and techniques for creating an engaging workshop for participants. This workshop is open to anyone interested in improving their facilitation skills.


Register here
 
This free workshop is hosted with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre, and guides you through making your own moccasins, while conversing and learning more about Indigenous cultures.


Register here .
Ways to Connect 

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Women and Politics


 
"As a middle-aged single mom from rural Quebec, I feel invisible during this election campaign"
 
Prior to 1929, women were not considered persons in the eyes of the government. Five women fought the fight to change that. It was a good but imperfect fight, explains a Women's Studies professor at U of C, as many were left behind.
 
Gender Equality & Cities 

Years of effort to remove entrenched economic, cultural and social barriers to women's progress are not achieving the results we all expected by now.

Indigenous Issues
Culture and Technology
 
"Black audiences want films that explore Black vitality, not just Black pain."
"As adult women, we're always walking with our younger selves."
 
Environmental Issues
 
Miscellaneous
'Had It Coming' author Robyn Doolittle on what's changed, and what's stayed the same, since the landmark trial.
 
Some special ingredients that you find in women-focused spaces that do make a difference can be exported to co-ed environments.
 
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.