SOCIAL ISSUES READINGS
October 2020

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Events in the Community
Annual Parkland Fall Conference: After the Contagions
Monday, Nov 16 – Friday, Nov 21, 2020
Location: Online
Full conference registration for non-members is $50, and $20 for students and people on low-income.

After the Contagions will explore the complex environmental, medical, racial, economic, political and other contagions that challenge this moment – and, more importantly, what must be done to construct a future world that is more just, democratic and sustainable than the one being left behind.

Monday, Nov 16 – Friday, Nov 20, 8:30 AM -12:00 PM daily
Event Location: Online

The Soul of the Next Economy Forum is where businesses, non-profits, government, and educational institutions converge to change the way we do business and impact society. This is your opportunity to engage with thought leaders who are creating innovative and sustainable solutions to social and environmental issues.
At the Centre
Join us for a fall walk outside and socially distanced through Bridgeland-Riverside to explore women’s connection to nature. This will be a shorter version of our regular feminist walks and will include lots of opportunities for connecting with your fellow walkers. All ages and genders welcome!


November Workshops:
Learn about women’s poverty in Calgary and Alberta, and the various ways in which poverty shows up at the Women’s Centre + how the Women’s Centre addresses poverty through its unique peer model.

For a full list of upcoming November workshops and to register, view our calendar here.
New reports and resources
Behind Closed Doors: Exposing Migrant Care Worker Exploitation During COVID-19 - a report by migrant care worker organizations documenting the experiences of hundreds of racialized migrant domestic workers during COVID-19

Paying for the Recovery We Want - report by the Broadbent Institute
 
What We Want You to Know About AISH - infographic from Disability Action Hall
 
Beyond Hunger: The Hidden Impacts of Food Insecurity - report by Community Food Centres Canada

Knowing Your Rights Toolkit: Sexual and Reproductive Health Bookletnew resource from the Native Women’s Association of Canada