A YWCA City Shift Series
REIMAGINING OUR CITIES
Keynote speaker Maria Vassilakou, Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna, spoke about how Vienna became 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
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.
CENTERING EQUITY ALL-CANDIDATES FORUM
Hosted by Women Transforming Cities, YWCA Metro Vancouver, SFU 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.
Local Government Advocacy 101
Thursday, October 6, 2022
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.
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.
Creating Zines to Reimagine Our Cities
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
5:30pm - 7:30pm
535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Artist and facilitator Luna Aixin (GaGiNang Productions) led a group of 20 participants in an inquisitive, heartful, and imaginative in-person zine-making workshop to discuss and imagine what our cities can be. The group’s creations was collated into a collective zine which can be found here.
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