Sharing Our Stories: Resilient Women, Resilient Communities

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Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (Check description for event room location)

350 West Georgia Street

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How do women support resilience in our communities in the face of climate change and disasters? Five diverse women share their experiences.

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LOCATION: Montalbano Family Theatre, 8th Floor (Overflow Rooms 919/920). Check-in opens 30 minutes before the session starts.

Part of the Women Deliver Satellite Sessions , presented by the City of Vancouver.

Resilient Women, Resilient Communities

How can women support resilience in our communities in the face of climate change and disasters? Five women with lived experience share their stories and invite yours.

Moderated by Veronika Bylicki of City Hive, Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George, Vivienne Antoine, Anthonia Ogundale and Dalia Gonzalez-Harney share their perspectives on community resilience —and how women can support resilience in the face of unprecedented, rapid change to our climate and environments.

Each will share their experience of resilience in the face of climate change and disasters—from extreme heat, to floods, to wildfires. What role do women play in our communities’ ability to recover from disaster? How can intersectional feminism lead to greater resilience in Vancouver and across British Columbia?

Join us for this illuminating conversation, and share your own stories of resilience, as part of the City of Vancouver’s Women Deliver Satellite Sessions.

Following the speakers, food will be provided and participants will have an opportunity to connect with speakers and each other, and to share their own stories.

Please register to include childcare and accessibility requests.

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VERONIKA BYLICKI - MODERATOR

Veronika is an engagement innovator, community builder and sustainability strategist. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of CityHive, a not-for-profit on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in civic processes, in particular planning and decision making. Veronika completed her BSc in Global Resource Systems at UBC, with a specialization in Urban Sustainability, Policy and Planning. She was awarded as a Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalist in Canada in 2015 and has delivered a TEDxYouth talk on Urban Sustainability.

CHEPXIMIYA SIYAM' CHIEF JANICE GEORGE

Chief Janice George graduated from Capilano University, North Vancouver BC, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM, USA. She is an accomplished weaver and teacher from the Squamish Nation who co-founded the L’hen Awtxw Weaving House to share the teachings and practice of traditional Coast Salish wool weaving. George is a hereditary chief, trained museum curator and educator. She is from a prominent Squamish family and has numerous ceremonial and cultural responsibilities in her community.

ANTHONIA OGUNDELE

Anthonia is currently the Manager of Business Continuity, Emergency Planning and Environmental Sustainability at Vancity Credit Union. With over 15 years of Emergency Management experience, Anthonia has been a part of large-scale response efforts, such as community evacuations to advancing planning for large scale events such as the G8/G20 in Toronto. Some of the more interesting work she has been involved in was emergency management consulting on the National military exercise program.

DALIA GONZALEZ-HARNEY

Dalia holds an MBA from the University of Hertfordshire and a BBA from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. She is currently the Director of Ancillary Services at Camosun College; previously, she held other administrative positions at the University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University and in environmental organizations in Mexico. Born and raised in Mexico City, as a young girl Dalia experienced the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City. She developed a keen interest in social and environmentally responsible organizations that has led to her involvement in sustainability projects through her career.

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Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (Check description for event room location)

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Canada

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