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WTC In Action

Check out what the Women Transforming Cities community has been up to lately.

International Cooperation on Digital Divide Roundtable
July 2021

WTC Co-Chair Joy Mashuara participated in a roundtable hosted by the Inter-Council Network Provincial and Regional Council for International Cooperation on Digital Divide & Public Engagement. Joy spoke about the work WTC is doing to improve accessibility and inclusion in digital spaces, so that everyone can participate meaningfully.

WTC supports rezoning application to expand social housing
July 2021

Women Transforming Cities staff member Mahtab spoke at a public hearing to City Council this past Tuesday, in support of the rezoning application from Soroptimist International Vancouver to expand social housing for no to low-income senior women and women-led families. The development project, which is being spearheaded by an all-women team, would create 135 units of social housing on an existing Soroptimist lot, with fully accessible design, to create a multigenerational living space for residents. The motion passed unanimously. Read more about the project here.

Stories from the Intersections: Racialized Misogyny
July 2021

WTC hosted a panel discussion and storytelling event featuring shared experiences at the intersections of racism and misogyny. Thank you to our speakers: Nic Wayara, Tanvi Bhatia, Niki Najm-Abadi, and Ellen K. for your time and to all our attendees for their participation. The event was incredibly impactful and inspired us to continue learning + taking action.

WTC Summer Picnic
July 2021

WTC community members gathered for an outdoor picnic, featuring a special performance from the band Axis II. It was so great seeing our community members after a long year of virtual gatherings and we are thankful we could get together!

WTC Board Member Terri Brown speaks to Red Eye Radio
June 2021

Kukdookaa Terri Brown, Crow Clan member of the Tahltan Nation and WTC Board Member, spoke to Red Eye Radio After the remains of 215 children were found on the grounds of the old Kamloops Indian Residential School.

WTC Intersectionality Workshop
May 2021

WTC board member Trudi Goels and Tasha Henderson hosted a workshop on Intersectionality at the Burnaby Festival Ideas, and discussed how we can transform our cities into spaces that work for women and girls.

WTC Featured by BCCIC
April 2021

British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) has released their first e-magazine carrying more than 50 powerful stories, poems, and artwork about the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) pledge.⁠⁠ WTC was happy to take part in this project with a piece by co-chair Joy Masuhara on the Women Friendly Cities Challenge.⁠ See the e-zine here.

WTC is on Tiktok
April 2021

WTC is on TikTok! We will be posting short videos highlighting important motions from an equity and intersectionality perspective coming to Vancouver City Council. We want to demystify the council process, draw attention to important motions and encourage people to get involved.