Special Events & Programs

Equal Are we

equal Are We

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Tuesday October 22, 2019

Equal Are We is a full-day, dynamic conference with workshops, speakers and some fun and engaging surprises aimed to make you question: what can I do to make the spaces where I live, work, learn and beyond, more inclusive? How can we move from a place of divided views to a place of more acceptance and understanding?

Step up. Stand together.

This conference is for students 16+ and adults who share our vision for a community where everyone’s voice is equal. We believe every member of the community is an expert in their own space and we want to learn about your vision and ideas. We want you to connect with others and to leave feeling empowered to make your voice heard on what matters to you.

The day will be fast-moving, cover a range of topics, and include a wide breadth of diverse voices. 

When: Tuesday October 22, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Conestoga College, Cambridge Campus, 850 Fountain st S

Cost: Adult tickets are $25; Students attend for FREE & receive volunteer hours for the day. 

Lunch/refreshments will be provided.

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Free Student Registration

Please use this form below to register if you are currently attending a post-secondary institution.
If you would like to register a group of high school students, please download and fill out this form and send it to Kim Decker at k.decker@ywcacambridge.ca

Equal Are We 2019 Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration

9:05 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks: Mayor Kathryn McGarry and EAW Chair Megan Lambe

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Keynote: Dr. Eden Hennessey, Research & Programs Director, Laurier Centre for          Women in Science

10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.  Workshop 1: Continuum of Harm 

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.  Workshop 2: Allyship

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Interactive Theatre Performance: Great Sexpectations by SHORE Centre

1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Inclusion Panel 

Moderator: Isabel Perez-Doherty (Director of Philanthropy, YWCA Canada) Participants: Vanessa Lopak (Supervisor of Accessibility & Diversity Services, City of Cambridge), Washington Silk (OK2BEME Coordinator, Therapeutic Counsellor & Public Educator), Fareeda Adam (Staff Lawyer, Black Legal Action Centre), Myeegun Henry (Manager,            Aboriginal Student Services, Conestoga College)

2:35 p.m.- 3:20 p.m. Janice Jo Lee, Folk/spoken word artist and activist closes out the day.

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If you have a question about YWCA Cambridge, our programs or events, or simply want to get involved, please give us a call or send us an email.

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Address: 102-55 Dickson Street, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 7A5

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