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Women Diversifying Cities: How To Take Action in Your City Webinar

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Activists and policy advocates for a discussion about how we address barriers to civic participation for all community members.

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Women Diversifying Cities: How To Take Action in Your City

Join us to hear from activists and policy advocates for a discussion about how we address barriers to civic participation for all community members, to ensure leaders and hearing diverse voices to inform their decision making.

Zoom webinar link will be made available the day before the event.

This webinar is the second in a series about women diversifying cities, we welcome you to join us for all three.

Webinar 1: Dare to Run - Monday October 5th

Webinar 3: Making Your Vote Work for Women - Monday November 16th

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Kimberley Wong

Kimberley Wong (黄壯慈) is a queer Chinese Canadian femme whose work mirrors the intersections of her identity. Her ancestors collectively bare railroad spikes, sewing needles, knives for cutting veggies, a bow for playing music, and a pen for writing to the future. Kimberley has been recognized by the city and the province for her accomplishments in climate justice and multiculturalism, and her work continues to evolve beyond this. She currently works with hua foundation, sits on the OneCity Organizing Committee, and chairs the City of Vancouver's Chinatown Legacy Stewardship Group, where she is putting her passion for crafting culturally appropriate and progressive policy to use. In addition to this, Kimberley finds thrill and inspiration in the challenges that campaign organizing brings, having built and executed campaigns since the age of 16. Her experiences working in proximity to the climate action and sustainability, social justice, and urban studies academic communities have given her the tools and opportunities to do work in the fields of youth education, advocacy, and film. Kimberley is finding ways to bridge her training in urban geography and feminist theory with historic and contemporary experiences of racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Priti Shah

As an Educator, Transformative Facilitator, Social Justice Activist, Feminist, Priti brings years of experience and insights to her advocacy work for equity, justice and peace. Her activism has been shaped and influenced by her upbringing in India and as a racialized immigrant in Canada. Over the last 30 years, she has been working with diverse non-profit organizations, public sector unions, governments, interfaith organizations, community advocacy groups and grass roots collectives. She has created over 350 workshops/programs which challenge gender and racial inequality. She encourages organizations to practice intersectionality, and has designed local/international conferences focused on issues of social justice and racial inequality with unions and Interfaith Institutes.

Tonye Aganaba

Tonye Aganaba is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and performer residing on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. They were born in London, England to parents of Nigerian and Zimbabwean heritage, and raised on Treaty 8 and Treaty 6 territory of what is known to many as Canada.

Tonye’s style is fluid (or at the very least non-binary) - and weaves playful threads of Soulful Neo-Folk, Funk, Hip-Hop and R&B. They are a steadfast fixture in their local arts community - and a passionate and political being. When they’re not making music or art - they’re actively unlearning, relearning and having conversations. Join in - @tonyeaganaba on Instagram and Twitter.

Rhiannon Bennett (moderator)

Rhiannon (she/her/hers) is a much-sought-after speaker and is well known for asking tough questions in a manner that encourages engagement and dialogue. She is actively working to create a more equitable world for all. Rhiannon is Musqueam and was raised in Ladner with deep roots in the community with some ancestors living on land since the first sunrise and others who were part of the new fishing community arriving in the early 1900’s. In 2014, she was the first Indigenous person elected to the Delta Board of Education. As a Trustee, she focused on repairing and building stronger relationships with education partners along with ensuring a decolonization lens was applied to all board work.

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Women Transforming Cities

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