Through stories, panel discussions, and keynote addresses we will explore gender in efforts of reconciliation, the trades, politics, the law, and the environment. We will consider how various movements negotiate, claim and use power. Creative and art-making workshops will provide an opportunity to build community as we learn with artists to re-image and re-paint the gendered Canadian landscape.
Judeo/Christian principles permeate every aspect of our society; women defined by these principles as the daughters of Eve are specifically impacted.
Now is a critical juncture in politics and exploring the paths women have taken as political leaders can inspire women of all ages to take up this vital role.
Conversations about the arts are important, as they bring hope and new pedagogies of possibility.
Feminism is for everybody who believes in equality and justice for all – today’s world desperately needs strong feminist voices and perspectives to redress power imbalances and to change the world.
Most of us, who work in and study the justice system, recognize that it is largely a system built by and for men. It is only within the last 40 years or so that women have begun to work in policing, law, corrections in any perceptible numbers.
Victoria is an ideal place to have these discussions as we have the world’s largest Transgender Archives and the world’s only Research Chair in Transgender Studies at the University of Victoria. People have many questions and we hope to be able to answer some of them at this open community discussion.