WOMEN'S CONFERENCE SET
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.