Upcoming Events

September 30th, 2021

University of Calgary/Calgary Public Library events for Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Orange Shirt Day: Sept. 30 On Sept. 30, 2021, Orange Shirt Day recognizes and raises awareness about the residential school system in Canada, bringing people together in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the experiences of Indigenous peoples. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to explore the impact of residential schools, intergenerational trauma, and Indigenous resilience. The date was chosen as it aligns with the time of year when Indigenous children were forcibly taken from their homes to attend residential schools. Many did not return home, many were traumatized for life, and some were brave enough to share their stories. Through the acknowledgement of truth and increased awareness, we aspire to become a country where “Every Child Matters.” Join UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement and the Calgary Public Library for a day of online programming focused on intergenerational trauma and healing through the lens of Indigenous literature and film.
 
Indigenous Writers’ Panel: Literature on Intergenerational Trauma and Healing
Sept. 30, 2021
12 – 1:30 p.m. MST Online (via Zoom) Join UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement, in partnership with the Calgary Public Library, in welcoming Eden Robinson, Richard Van Camp and Lee Maracle who will share their literature on intergenerational trauma and Indigenous resilience. Panel to be moderated by Dr. Michael Hart, UCalgary’s Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement), with opening prayer by Stoney Nakoda Elder Una Wesley and reflective remarks from Sarah Meilleur, Calgary Public Library’s Interim CEO.
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Monkey Beach: Film Screening and Discussion Sept. 30, 2021
6:30 – 9 p.m. MST Online (via Cya.Live)

Monkey Beach is a feature film adapting the novel by Eden Robinson, a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations in B.C. The novel draws the reader deep into a traditional world, a hidden universe of premonition, pain and power during a time when tragedy strikes a West Coast Indigenous community. This story explores the healing journey steeped in intergenerational trauma as the main character discovers deep connections with her ancestral world and spiritual beliefs. Presented by the Calgary Public Library in partnership with UCalgary’s Office of Indigenous Engagement, the film will be followed by a discussion with director Loretta Todd and actors Tina Lameman and Nathaniel Arcand. Event hosted by Judy Aldous from CBC’s Alberta at Noon, with opening prayer by Siksika Elder Adrian Wolfleg and reflective remarks from Dr. Michael Hart, UCalgary’s Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement).
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starting May 4th

The Women’s Centre is offering peer support and employment help online! 

Women can join us online every week starting May 4, 2021:  

·       Mondays 1-3pm 

·       Wednesdays 5-7pm 

·       Thursdays 10am-12pm 

There is no need to sign up. To find the link, people can just visit womenscentrecalgary.org/calendar and look for Online Peer and Employment Support at the day and time they are interested in. 

What can women access online?  

·       A safer, women-only space to connect and chat with other women and volunteers – join to say hello and have a virtual coffee or tea with other women. 

·       Up to 30 minutes of peer support in a breakout room where you can access information and referrals for food, clothing, furniture and more.  

·       Up to 30 minutes of employment support in a breakout room with a skilled volunteer who can help review resumes, assist with job searching, practice interview skills, and more 

Once you click the link above and answer a couple of questions, a host volunteer will welcome you in and help get you set up with whatever you are looking for.  

Do you have questions about getting online with us? Email allison@womenscentrecalgary.org or call 403-264-1155.