The Engaging Women, Transforming Cities Conference is a one-day event designed to bring together municipal officials, urban designers and planners, and women and girls interested in transforming our cities into places where women are more involved in electoral processes, and municipal governments are responsive to the priorities of women and girls in Canada’s urban centres.
Date: May 30, 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business Simon Fraser University, 500 Granville St., Vancouver
The Engaging Women, Transforming Cities Conference program features keynote addresses, morning and afternoon workshops/sessions, and the Best Practice Awards Reception. Speakers and forums will be announced in the coming weeks; watch our event webpage for details.
The triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown has been the cause of tragic destruction, loss and trauma for the affected communities, surrounding areas, and indeed, for the country as a whole. At the same time, this moment in Japan’s history has created unique windows of opportunity for deepened democratization, critical thinking about gender, diversity and social vulnerability, and notably for civil society and women’s active participation in the rebuilding of Tohoku and of Japan.
At events in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, Professor Jackie Steele and Professor Mari Osawa, members of the Japan-Canada Interdisciplinary Network on Gender, Diversity and Reconstruction, will present the preliminary interdisciplinary insights, the gaps in the existing literature on disaster mitigation, as well as the findings from the fieldwork of Network Members. Presentations will be followed by a question period and open discussion with the audience.
Vancouver Event Info:
Date: Monday March 11, 6 pm
Location: Simon Fraser University, Asia-Pacific Hall, Morris J. Wosk Center for Dialogue
580 W Hastings Street