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The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Feminist Politics and Gender Equality. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Feminist Politics and Gender Equality
July 19-20, 2021
Cost: Varies

Register here. 

In this first session of the ‘Finding Japanese Poetry’ series, the Japan Foundation invites poets and translators, YOTSUMOTO Yasuhiro and MORIYAMA Megumi (who has recently released her work, Nakazora), to trace the role of female poets from ancient to contemporary Japan, discussing their creativity, the gaze of women, and the impact their verses made upon Japan and its literary society. The talk will be led by Michele Hutchison, an award-winning translator.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 
8:00 AM EST 
Cost: Free!

Register here. 

Calling all Alberta-based Indigenous women entrepreneurs!

About this event

You are invited to join us for an interactive roundtable session on Thursday, July 8. AWE is bringing together Indigenous women entrepreneurs from across Alberta to share stories of their business ventures and discuss not only the economic contributions of Indigenous entrepreneurship, but also the challenges facing Indigenous women in their pursuit of success.

We are hoping this session will serve as a pulse check on the emerging needs of Indigenous women entrepreneurs. Join us for an open and honest conversation on how the ecosystem can better support Indigenous women entrepreneurs.

This event is open to ALL Indigenous women entrepreneurs based in Alberta.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the zoom link shortly before the event.

Date and time

Thu, July 8, 2021

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Cost: Free

To Register.

While leading Suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth were commemorated in 2020 with New York City’s first statue of historical women, they were by no means the city’s only Suffrage advocates. From teachers and writers to doctors and lawyers — and preachers and labor leaders to actresses and activists — this is the story of New York’s role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the women from every borough and background who helped change the world.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Cost: $10
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At the beginning of 2020, Naming a Transnational Black Feminist Framework: Writing in Darkness was released. Shortly after the release, Hall posted the following “COVID-19 & Movement Rising Re-Alignment” message at www.writingindarkness.org: “With recognition that Black life is so much more than the absence of Black death, the book tour is going online and off campus in a 1-year series that features monthly conversations with Black feminist artists and activists about their work and the transnational Black feminist guiding principles.” Hall will discuss the transformative year of conversations, following the June 2021 release of the paperback version, Naming a Transnational Black Feminist Framework.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
3:00 PM EST 
Cost: Free!

Register here. 

Since the pandemic, many small businesses have moved to remote working, empowering employees to work from home where possible. Unfortunately, this has created an environment where data breaches and unintended privacy leaks have become all too common.
Join Marilyn Sing for this informative and fast-paced webinar and learn the key points of BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). You’ll discover what businesses must do to comply with PIPA, the regulator’s role and the consequences relating to non-compliance. The session will conclude with best practices for improving your business’ privacy and how to foster a strong culture of data protection.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Cost: $39

Register here

Join us as our guest speakers expose the conceptual differences and differing struggles of various variants of feminism across the globe.

About this event

Some of the questions we will be addressing include:

1. What are the challenges today for African feminisms?

2. Are African feminisms more inclusive or exclusive? (whose interests, class, sexual orientation do they prioritise?)

3. What are the commonalities/differences between African feminisms and western feminisms?

4. Can African feminisms build a transnational alliance with western feminisms?

5. Can we have Pan-African framework for scholarship on women in Africa?

6. Are African female scholars and writers feminists ?

7. Is Feminism truly unAfrican, anti-men, divisive etc.?

8. Are transgender women part of the feminist’s struggles?

Date and time

Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 09:30 EDT

Cost: Free

Register here. 

 

Join this panel of authors to discuss their latest books, all centered around the theme of work, inequality, gender, and modern capitalism.

About this event

This event is presented in partnership with our friends at The New Republic.

Panelists include:

Heather Berg writes about sex, work, and social struggle. Her book Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism takes readers behind the scenes to explore what porn performers think of their work and how they intervene to hack it. It tells a story of crafty workers, faltering managers, and shifting solidarities. Her second project, “Sex Workers Against Work,” is an intellectual history of the sex worker left. It engages anti-capitalist sex workers’ critiques of straight work, unpaid sex, and state violence and explores their experiments with alternatives. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University.

Sarah Jaffe is a Type Media Center Fellow and an independent journalist covering the politics of power, from the workplace to the streets. She is also the cohost, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as a columnist at The Progressive and New Labor Forum. Her latest book, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone, is a deeply-reported examination of why “doing what you love” is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives.

Gabriel Winant is a historian of the social structures of inequality in modern American capitalism and an Assistant Professor of US History and the College at the University of Chicago. His book, The Next Shift: The Fall of Manufacturing and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America investigates the rise of the “service economy” in the aftermath of manufacturing and locates the origins of today’s social inequality in America’s postwar political economy. Using Pittsburgh as a case study, the book shows how deindustrialization triggered the ascent of the care economy and stamped it with the inequalities produced by the New Deal state’s hierarchies of race and gender.

Date and time

Tue, July 6, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Cost: PWYC

Register here. 

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Noteworthy Events

The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Feminist Politics and Gender Equality. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Feminist Politics and Gender Equality
July 19-20, 2021
Cost: Varies

Register here. 

Calling all Alberta-based Indigenous women entrepreneurs!

About this event

You are invited to join us for an interactive roundtable session on Thursday, July 8. AWE is bringing together Indigenous women entrepreneurs from across Alberta to share stories of their business ventures and discuss not only the economic contributions of Indigenous entrepreneurship, but also the challenges facing Indigenous women in their pursuit of success.

We are hoping this session will serve as a pulse check on the emerging needs of Indigenous women entrepreneurs. Join us for an open and honest conversation on how the ecosystem can better support Indigenous women entrepreneurs.

This event is open to ALL Indigenous women entrepreneurs based in Alberta.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the zoom link shortly before the event.

Date and time

Thu, July 8, 2021

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Cost: Free

Register here.

In this first session of the ‘Finding Japanese Poetry’ series, the Japan Foundation invites poets and translators, YOTSUMOTO Yasuhiro and MORIYAMA Megumi (who has recently released her work, Nakazora), to trace the role of female poets from ancient to contemporary Japan, discussing their creativity, the gaze of women, and the impact their verses made upon Japan and its literary society. The talk will be led by Michele Hutchison, an award-winning translator.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 
8:00 AM EST 
Cost: Free!

Register here. 

While leading Suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth were commemorated in 2020 with New York City’s first statue of historical women, they were by no means the city’s only Suffrage advocates. From teachers and writers to doctors and lawyers — and preachers and labor leaders to actresses and activists — this is the story of New York’s role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and the women from every borough and background who helped change the world.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Cost: $10
Register here

At the beginning of 2020, Naming a Transnational Black Feminist Framework: Writing in Darkness was released. Shortly after the release, Hall posted the following “COVID-19 & Movement Rising Re-Alignment” message at www.writingindarkness.org: “With recognition that Black life is so much more than the absence of Black death, the book tour is going online and off campus in a 1-year series that features monthly conversations with Black feminist artists and activists about their work and the transnational Black feminist guiding principles.” Hall will discuss the transformative year of conversations, following the June 2021 release of the paperback version, Naming a Transnational Black Feminist Framework.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
3:00 PM EST 
Cost: Free!

Register here. 

Since the pandemic, many small businesses have moved to remote working, empowering employees to work from home where possible. Unfortunately, this has created an environment where data breaches and unintended privacy leaks have become all too common.
Join Marilyn Sing for this informative and fast-paced webinar and learn the key points of BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). You’ll discover what businesses must do to comply with PIPA, the regulator’s role and the consequences relating to non-compliance. The session will conclude with best practices for improving your business’ privacy and how to foster a strong culture of data protection.
Monday, July 19, 2021
Cost: $39

Register here

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