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WTC In Action

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

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WTC received a grant for anti-racism data engagement
December 2021

We received a grant from the provincial government to faciliatate engagement sessions around the development and implementation of anti-racism data legislation. Our community organizer, Diana, facilitated three online sessions to engage a variety of BC residents about how to safely engage with race based data. *Anti-Racism art created by artist Priscilla Yu

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WTC speaks in support of Unite Here! Local 40's report: Unequal Women
December 2021

WTC's Campaign Lead, Mahtab Laghaei, speaks at a the launch of Unequal Women, a report that highlights the negative impacts the pandemic had on job security for women of colour, particularly in the hotel industry. 

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WTC speaks on a panel at National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: Building Solidarities
November 2021

WTC co-chair, Joy Masuhara, spoke at the national forum on anti-Asian racism on a panel titled, "Addressing Sexual Violence Targeted at Southeast and East Asian Communities in Higher Education."

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WTC puts on a Movement Building Workshop for its members.
November 2021

Team member Ash Peplow-Ball and WTC volunteer Aryana Ashrafi put on a beautiful workshop that centered around grassroots movements and what makes them successful at implementing change. We also heard from WTC co-chair, Joy Masuhara, who shared her pivotal role in the Civil Marriage Act in which same-sex marriage became legalized inCanada. 

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WTC co-hosts Lessons from the Past, Calls to Action for the Future
November 2021

WTC co-hosted a live screening of two short documentary films, "Militant Mother" and "Jean Swanson: We Need a New Map" followed by a panel discussion full of Vancouver changemakers and moderated by our co-chair and founder, Ellen Woodsworth. The event took place in a packed Rio Theatre and the conversation was enlightening, moving, and gave us some action items to address as we head into the 2022 municipal election. 

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WTC partners with the HiVE
October 2021

WTC is so happy to have partnered with the HiVE, a co-working space commited to "amplify[ing] the social impact sector by providing the social cohesion, human capital, and resources that enable our members and partners to thrive." We can't wait for more staff team meetings there and to hopefully collaborate with other nonprofits working for change in the urban landscape.

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WTC Speaks at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) SDG 11 Forum
October 2021

Our co-chair and founder, Ellen Woodsworth participated in a panel discussion earlier this month about how WTC contributes to social inclusion via Watch Council, the HPPC, and our empowerment of local authorities to view policy from an intersectional feminist lens.

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What Would Housing Look Like If Vancouver Were a Women-Friendly City?
October 2021

WTC hosted our first of hopefully several housing events. Our incredible panel created an educational and motivating environment for us to reflect on what we can do individually and collectively to combat the lack of stable, affordable housing that allows all women, children, and gender-oppressed folks to thrive in their communities. A big thanks to our moderator, Tesicca Truong, our panelists, Sara Sagaii, Samantha Pranteau, Ginger Gosnell-Myers, and Janice Abbott and all our attendees and donators!