"Learn how to Speak Up and Speak Out to City Council" Workshop II
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About The Event
Following the success of our first 'Learn How to Speak to City Council" workshop that motivated women to speak to and even run for council, we have prepared this second workshop to equip interested individuals with the skills and confidence to voice their concerns and affect change.
Intersectionality is a topic that's gaining a lot of momentum in Council chambers. As the issues facing cities become more complex, so does the need for more representative policies that reflect the true diversity, and needs, of residents. Let's continue to push Councils across Metro Vancouver to dig deeper and consider how city policies and programs impact diverse women and girls across the region.
At this cafe, you'll hear from New Westminster City Councillor, Nadine Nakagawa, and WTC Co-Chair and former Vancouver City Councillor, Ellen Woodsworth (bios below) on how to make your message impactful and how to stand out in City Council chambers. Nadine and Ellen have a breadth of experience advocating for change in their communities; both as residents and as elected officials. They are no strangers to successfully holding Council accountable to equity and social justice.
- Nadine Nakagawa is an activist, organizer, listener, intersectional feminist, and city councillor. She has worked on issues relating to housing, public spaces, reconciliation, public engagement, and childcare. For her work in the community, Nadine was named the 2017 New Westminster Citizen of the Year. Nadine is most passionate about finding ways to amplify under-represented voices. She works in the non-profit sector, has a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and was elected to New West City Council in 2018. When not working on community projects, Nadine is a creative writer, curls at the Royal City Curling Club, and spends time with her golden retriever Gus and two cow-patterned cats Bill and Moo.
- Ellen Woodsworth is the founder of Women Transforming Cities and Co-Chairperson. She works to make cities work for self identified women and girls all over the world, from local neighbourhoods to global gatherings like UN Habitat 3. She thinks that women and girls work for cities but cities don’t work for women and girls. She believes cities must put a gender intersectional lens on policies, programmes, budgets, funding, staffing and governance in order to create women-friendly cities.
We can't wait to see you there!
While the event location remains to be determined, we encourage you to register below so we can plan accordingly. We'll send you an udpdate as soon as the venue is confirmed.
Childcare not provided, but babies and children are welcome!