20. January 2018 - 13:00 till 15:00

March On Edmonton - Official Women's Anniversary March | Alberta Legislature Building | Saturday, 20. January 2018

On January 21, 2017, over 4000 people here in Edmonton gathered at the Alberta Legislature joining thousands across Alberta, and millions around the world, as we stood against hatred and bigotry in our public discourse and affirmed that Women's Rights are Human Rights.

WE BELIEVE THERE IS STILL WORK TO DO.
AND SO, WE MARCH ON.

On January 20, 2018 the March On Edmonton Collective will be in solidarity with cities across North America for this anniversary event. Join us at 1 p.m. again at the Alberta Legislature for Edmonton's Official Women's Anniversary March. Speakers/performers to be announced.

The March On Edmonton Collective is a grassroots group of women that formed from last year's march, and includes those who originally organized it. We welcome input and feedback, especially from Indigenous women and Women of Colour. You can reach the organizers at wmwyeg@gmail.com.
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  • Make sure to join all of us on January 20, 2018. Women rights are human rights. Merry Christmas 🎄 and 😃New Year
  • Learn more about the Women's March, and consider making a donation to help us serve women in need in our community @generosity https://igg.me/at/fIGWyoK2zIA . Thank you in advance! #wmwyeg #yeg #yegwomen #WomensMarch2018 #Jan2018yeg #AbLeg
  • We have exciting news about another speaker for January 20, 2018! Nasim Kherani is the President of the Edmonton chapter of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. Here is her bio: Nasim Kherani is a long-time volunteer having served extensively both within and outside the Muslim Ummah over the past forty years. While serving as Treasurer of the Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), Nasim helped restore and find a new home for Edmonton’s first Mosque at Fort Edmonton Park, Al Rashid Mosque. Following service as President of the Edmonton Chapter and Treasurer of the Western Canada Group of Soroptomist International, she returned to service of the Ummah becoming Director of the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities chairing the Interfaith Portfolio. As the Resource Development Coordinator for the Aga Khan University, she has coordinated over five major fundraising drives aiding in the creation of an international-standard medical school, nursing school and sports centre in Karachi, Pakistan, and Nairobi Kenya. Most recently, Nasim served as President of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action working to optimize interfaith relationships in Alberta’s capital city. Currently she is the President of CCMW, Edmonton Chapter and also has been elected to be part of the CCMW National Board. In her professional life, Nasim completed accounting designations (FCCA, CGA, CPA) in both England and Canada. After working in Public Practice in London, England and then as a Senior Financial and Management Auditor with the Alberta Social Services for more than a decade, Nasim switched focus to the health sector managing and accounting for a large dental office for over three decades. Using this experience Nasim has spent the last seven years consulting for the Aga Khan University Nairobi on dental practice management and expansion as part of a larger public-private-partnership. Nasim has completed further training to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and now operates a group of companies focused on investment and real estate development. Nasim is honoured to speak at this event. #whyimarch #wmwyeg #womensmarch #jan2018yeg #yeg #yegwomen
  • Stephanie Shostak will be joining us on January 20, 2018! She is a Transgender Advocate from Edmonton, who focuses on diversity, inclusion, stakeholder collaboration and engagement with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community. Stephanie is also a Director/Board Member on the Trans Equality Society of Alberta (TESA), who has a mandate to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning Trans Albertans. Stephanie has assisted in bringing positive change to Trans Albertans by working with the previous and current provincial government to make changes to or to bring about new legislation. This included the Vital Statistics Act and Traffic Safety Act which allowed for easier changes to Birth Certificates, Drivers Licenses and Provincial Identification Cards; An Act to Amend the Alberta Bill of Rights to Protect our Children (aka Bill 10) that allowed for the formation of Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) in schools; and Alberta Human Rights Amendment Act, 2015 (aka Bill 7) which brought in both gender identity and gender expression into this enactment. In addition, Stephanie was the only Albertan who served as a member of the Organizing Committee for the 2017 Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) Conference and served as the Moderator for the Plenary titled "Fostering Safety & Celebrating Inclusion in Service Provisions, Systems & Sectors. Stephanie also engages and collaborates with stakeholders in the development of policies, guidelines and other diversity and inclusion specific documents and makes herself available to speak to students at schools, colleges, and universities; at various sessions, seminars, events, symposiums and conferences in Canada and the United States.
  • Debbie Reid has worked with the disability community for over 45 years, most recently with the SKILLS Society, from which she retired this past summer. She also made media headlines when she was one of the women from Edmonton to travel to the Women's March on Washington. Debbie will be speaking about her experiences and the barriers that women with disabilities **** in their lives.
  • We are pleased to welcome Mimi Williams as one of our speakers on January 20, 2018. Mimi Williams is a long-time community volunteer, political activist and media commentator. With roots in the labour movement, she has been an active participant in feminist, anti-poverty and anti-racism movements in Edmonton for over 30 years. Mimi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours - Political Science) degree from the University of Alberta where her thesis examined the ways in which state regulation impacted women's work, economic independence, and citizenship. Her graduate studies focused on municipal government. Mimi is self-employed and works as a freelance journalist and consultant to non-profit organizations in the areas of fund development and organization. Mimi recently ran Edmonton City Council for Ward 7.
  • We would not be here today without women activists who have gone before. The Raging Grannies are a presence at almost every event in Edmonton concerning social justice and human rights, and we welcome them back to our Anniversary March on Jan. 20, 2018!
  • Muriel Stanley Venne is the President and Founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. A tireless human rights activist, she recently became the first Indigenous woman in Alberta to have a Provincial building named after her! We are honoured that she will be speaking at the Women's Anniversary March about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. #wmwyeg #whyimarch #mmiw
  • We are proud to be on Treaty 6 Territory. Elder Elsie Paul from The Kokom Kisewatisowin Society will make the blessing at the beginning of our event. Some of you may remember Elder Elsie Paul from our Women March Forward event in March.
  • I'll be there! <3
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