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Art as Activism: Engaging with Feminist Art to Spur Social Change

2018-01-31T17:03:14+00:00January 23, 2018|Uncategorized|

Often times activism is seen strictly as people in the streets protesting with signs and chanting. Although protesting is an important part of feminist activism, it’s far from the only way to engage meaningfully in creating social change. One of my favourite ways to engage with the fight for gender equality is through my art and through my work with the Feminist Art Conference, a Toronto-based showcase for multi-disciplinary art that touches on themes of rape culture, transphobia, racism, violence, environmental degradation, Indigenous issues, Islamophobia, and more. The conference aims to provide a space for discussion and the exploration of these issues in order to initiate progressive change.”

Meet Tina Tchen: A Champion for Gender Equality from the Obama Administration

2017-12-19T16:17:11+00:00September 6, 2017|Uncategorized|

“Every social change movement goes through ups and downs … we may be in one of those step-back moments, but we’re not going all the way back.”

Although she’s concerned, Tina Tchen’s unique vantage point helps her put things in perspective: Tina served as Assistant to President Obama, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls. She also led the first-ever United State of Women Summit.

You can join us for a rare opportunity to hear Tina’s outlook on leadership, public policy, and empowering women and girls, at the Canadian Women’s Foundation Breakfast events in Toronto and Calgary this October.

Keep reading to find out how she’s continuing to rally for equality, and why she sees a silver lining in the storm clouds.