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Isabel Pérez-Doherty, Equal Are We Panel Moderator

Isabel is one of our very own from the YWCA movement. She is dedicated to serving causes that work to end inequity and create opportunities for all. She believes that the most effective and crucial way to achieve this end is by joining forces for diversity and particularly for women’s

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Why Girls?

Today is International Day of the Girl, and we saw no better way to acknowledge it than by hosting a guest blog by one of our participants, Madiha Syed. She’s been a part of The W, our programming space for a long time. Madiha (she/her) is a young spoken word

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Meet Janice Jo Lee, Equal Are We Keynote

Janice Jo Lee (she/her), aka Sing Hey, is a Korean-Canadian artist from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. She is a nationally-touring folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, spoken word poet, playwright-actor, and educator. She is passionate about building flourishing communities based in justice and joy through art. On stage, Janice is known

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Meet Dr. Eden Hennessey, Equal Are We Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eden Hennessey is a social psychologist who researches and mobilizes knowledge related to diversity promotion and discrimination reduction. Her most recent work assesses the consequences of confronting gender bias in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Eden advocates for equity and inclusion on university campuses, and combines arts with

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YWCA KW and YWCA Cambridge staff along with the Region's MPs on the day the Status of Women funding was announced at the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) in Kitchener in April.
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Feminist Shift, Coalition Led By YW Kitchener-Waterloo And YWCA Cambridge, Launches With Region-Wide All-Candidates Survey

WATERLOO REGION, Ontario – The Feminist Shift, a coalition led by YW Kitchener-Waterloo and YWCA Cambridge, officially launched today with an all-candidates survey focusing on gender-based issues in Waterloo Region. The survey, presented to all federal election candidates throughout Waterloo Region was a collaboration among YW Kitchener-Waterloo, YWCA Cambridge, Coalition

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Important Notice Regarding The Potential CUPE Strike

With the possibility of a CUPE strike starting Monday, October 7, it is important that we communicate with our service users who might be impacted by the strike. If a strike happens October 7, our child care services at St. Elizabeth and St. Margaret will be affected. The Waterloo Catholic

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Meet Washington Silk, Equal Are We Panelist

Washington P Silk holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Lethbridge and an MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University. They are a Registered Social Worker and work as a Therapeutic Counsellor with the OK2BME program. Wash is a gender queer person, and uses they/them pronouns, is open and interested

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Meet Fareeda Adam, Equal Are We Panelist

Since beginning her legal career, Fareeda has learned of the importance of naming anti-Black racism and using a critical-race lens to understand the interactions Black people have with the legal system.

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Why We Hold A Conference On Equity, And Why You Should Come

I heard once that for years and years there can be these barely perceptible shifts, and then one day, bam. Earthquake. I saw this conference like that: a way for all these community members with different lived experiences to come together and for us all to collectively tear down barriers

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