The Women’s Resource Centre offers fun, informative workshops and activities throughout the year.
December 6th was declared by Canada's Parliament as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women following the murder of 14 women at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on this day in 1989. Remembering this horrific event has become the basis of recognizing and supporting action against widespread violence committed against women in our society.
The “Women Leaders Speaker Series” presents local women leaders who will share the challenges they have faced in their careers, how they overcame them and how they defined their own paths. This may involve stories about social pressures to assume traditional female roles, struggles in attaining higher positions in male-dominated work environment, impact of media stereotypes, difficulties balancing family and career life and other challenges unique to women.
In 2012, sixteen women of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina initiated a campaign that is titled “Who Needs Feminism?” The goal of the campaign is to reclaim the word “feminism” and to reduce and revise the antagonism and apprehensions towards the term. To achieve this, the group has launched a PR campaign for feminism by taking photographs of individuals and their response to why they need feminism.
The Women’s Leadership Conference provides leadership and skill development to all students attending the University, regardless of age, leadership experience or year of academic study. It connects students at the university to strong female leaders and positive role models within the institutional and greater Calgary community. It stimulates dialogue and mentorship between students, faculty and staff, and provides an opportunity for students to develop integral leadership skills that will support their success post-graduation.
The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For 16 years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.