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A YWCA City Shift Series

Watch the main event
Reimagining Our Cities Event

REIMAGINING OUR CITIES

Keynote speaker Maria Vassilakou, Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna, spoke about her how Vienna become an equitable and liveable city, followed by a diverse panel of local community leaders who imagined what our cities could be if equity, inclusion and justice were at the heart of decision-making.

  • Keynote: Maria Vassilakou, Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Austria.
  • Moderator: Andrea Reimer
  • Panelists: Kristen Rivers, Nic Wayara, Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, Kevin Huang
  • Indigenous opening: Deanna Lewis
  • Poet: Elliott Slinn
  • Graphic artist: Tanya Gadsby
REIMAGINING OUR CITIES GRAPHIC RECORDING
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Not everyone has had an equal voice in how we build and grow our cities.  

YWCA City Shift is aims to make our region more equitable, prosperous and just by supporting Metro Vancouver cities to challenge assumptions, incorporate diverse perspectives and support actions that serve the entire community.

 

Learn more about City Shift 

Watch the All-Candidates Forum
Photo of candidates for the Vancouver local elections 2022 sitting in a circular meeting space at the Centering Equity, All Candidates Forum

CENTERING EQUITY ALL-CANDIDATES FORUM

Hosted by Women Transforming CitiesYWCA Metro VancouverSFU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and SFU Public Square, Vancouver City Council candidates were asked about their priorities and platforms, and how they will work together to make Vancouver a city where everyone belongs.

Workshop
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Past event
Local Government Advocacy 101

Thursday, October 6, 2022
5:30pm-7:00pm
Online via Zoom

This workshop was hosted by Women Transforming Cities to help participants gain a deeper understanding of how local governments in Metro Vancouver work, as well as learn how to advocate to local government on issues that are important to them and their communities.

 

Workshop
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Past event
Speaking Power to Power

Building Power Literacy to Advance Policy

Saturday, October 22, 2022
9:00 am to 1:00 pm    
Online via Zoom

Power literacy and power competency are skills like any other that can be learned and perfected.

This workshop was facilitated by Andrea Reimer and allowed participants to better understand their own power and the power of others, as well as how to use power literacy to advance policy goals.

Workshop
Hero image with purple background and light purple diagonal banner at the bottom. Background graphic of a person painting a graphic of Vancouver on the  right hand side. YWCA Metro Vancouver and YWCA City Shift logo is at the bottom left. Text on the left hand side reads "Creating Zines to Reimagine Our Cities// With Luna Aixin".

Past event
Creating Zines to Reimagine Our Cities

October 26, 2022
5:30pm - 7:30pm
535 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Artist and facilitator Luna Aixin (GaGiNang Productions) will lead a group of participants in an inquisitive, heartful, and imaginative in-person zine-making workshop to imagine what our cities can be. The group’s creations will be collated into a collective zine. Registration will be limited to 20 participants.

YWCA City Shift aims to make our region more equitable, prosperous, and just by supporting Metro Vancouver cities to challenge assumptions, incorporate diverse perspectives, and support actions that serve the entire community. 

City Shift is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada

City Shift is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada