International Women's Day program - Intergenerational Storytelling

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International Women's Day program - Intergenerational Storytelling

Celebrate the role of women in the community. Visit the Resource Fair, enjoy entertainment and panel discussions, and children's activities

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Central Library 800 3 Street Southeast Calgary, AB T2G 2E7 Canada

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  • 4 hours
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A coming together of the generations to hear and learn from each other’s stories for a better tomorrow for all women.

Women Owned Narratives (WON) invite you to a one-day celebration of women and their contributions and discussions around the unique barriers each has faced in their journeys. Through intergenerational storytelling, we can spark engaging conversations for people of all gender identities to listen, learn and contribute. Together, we can sew the fabric of allyship through a positive and supportive platform for growth, sharing valuable lessons and learnings in our pursuit to #EmbraceEquity.

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We have a great day planned for you!

Resource Fair - Visit the 20 organizations supporting women, including Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA), DirectHer Network Momentum, TD, The Cognitive Corner, Calgary Newcomers, Skipping Stone, Stardale Women's Group, YW Calgary and more.

Entertainment and storytelling - The program starts with a performance by the Stardale Indigenous Drummers. Enjoy listening to several storytellers and viewing stories and artwork shared by youth about the women who inspire them.

Panel Discussions - Participate in discussions about women supporting one another to advance and find their voices, gain and maintain financial independence, and hear about the experiences of newcomers to the community. This year's panelists include: Cora Voyageur, Sociologist and Author, University of Calgary's Jenny Burthwright, entrepreneur and owner of Jane Bond BBQ and many more. Click on Agenda for the full list of participants.

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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Welcome and Performance by the Stardale Indigenous Drummers

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel - Women Building Community

Ornela Thieba

"I strongly believe in women’s participation in society and that every woman should be given a chance." Meet Onyinye Odih, author and CIWA program manager, who is inspired by the many women that she ...

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Break for Networking, Visit the Resource Fair, Meet Local Authors

Let's Advance Together! The Resource Fair is a cornerstone of the day, showcasing the commitment of women in the community to provide the services and programs supporting women to prosper. From our m...

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Panel - Live Your Dream

Alison Springer

“From Under Dog, to Student of ALL Things, my journey is in every minute starting, veering, tripping on itself, retreating, and any other motion an atom can do,” shares Jenny Burthwright, entrepreneu...

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Visit the Resource Fair / Meet Local Authors

Meet back at the Shake Family Welcome Space, Main Level where local authors will share their stories, we will wrap up the day, thank our partners and sponsors and thank you for spending your day with...