The Prince George Citizen - - Opinion - Cit­i­zen staff

It's the fifth an­nual In­spir­ing Women Among Us se­ries of events that will be cel­e­brated with the theme mas­culin­i­ties, mak­ing space and mov­ing for­ward.

It's im­por­tant to ac­knowl­edge the achieve­ments of in­spir­ing women while rec­og­niz­ing there are per­sis­tent bar­ri­ers and chal­lenges women and girls face while try­ing to suc­ceed in build­ing ca­reers.

“Re­cently, we have seen both the rise of re­gres­sive male lead­ers us­ing au­thor­i­tar­ian and mas­cu­line-as­so­ci­ated lead­er­ship styles and a pow­er­ful suite of fe­male (and ally) up­ris­ings de­mand­ing more of so­ci­ety,” UNBC en­vi­ron­men­tal science pro­fes­sor An­nie Booth, one of the or­ga­niz­ers of the event, said.

All events are open to all gen­ders and ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend.

Youth-friendly events are also on the sched­ule.

Here are some of the events:

• Devi Mucina's talk on in­ter­na­tional con­cepts of healthy mas­culin­i­ties, as part of the Global Fri­days talk se­ries, Fri­day from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 5-175 at UNBC.

• Rose­mary Ward­ley, National Ge­o­graphic, Map­ping in a Man's World (talk), Fri­day from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room 8-164 at UNBC.

• Tom­boy – film show­ing and dis­cus­sion with Gen­derOut­lines, Trans So­ci­ety of PG, Fri­day from 5 to 7 p.m. in room 1-306/Cin­ema CNC room at the Col­lege of New Cale­do­nia.

• Fem­i­nist Sto­ry­time, Satur­day from 10 to 11 a.m. at Books & Co., 1685 Third Ave.

• The Pa­per Bag Princess, a play by Pocket The­atre, Satur­day and Sun­day from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in room 1-306 at the Col­lege of New Cale­do­nia.

For a full sched­ule of events visit www.unbc.ca/in­spir­ing-women/events.

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