Women and Power: Leadership for Transformation and Possibility
My coach said I ran like a girl, and I said if he ran a little faster he could too. - Mia Hamm
Building on the successful conference of 2016, this conference provided an opportunity to further our knowledge, visionary capacities and ability to read, critique, and re-create ourselves and our communities. It was a space for dialogue, debate, sharing, active listening, joy, and creativity.
The central themes of the conference were power and transformation. We explored how to not only identify societal problems but also how to develop ideas and tools needed to implement social change.
Through stories, panel discussions, and keynote addresses we explored gender in efforts of reconciliation, the trades, politics, the law, and the environment. We considered how various movements negotiate, claim and use power.
Creative and art-making workshops provided the opportunity to build community and learn with artists to re-image and re-paint the gendered Canadian landscape.