November 23, 2012

Women in Government Discussion l International Women's Day March 2013 l Women Gathering

Women in Municipal Government Panel Discussion

November 29, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Convocation Hall, The University of Winnipeg
Everyone welcome!!

Women make up 52% of Canada’s population 
but only 22% of municipal councils.  

The United Nations defines 30% female representation as the minimum needed 
to reflect women’s concerns. One way to encourage women’s involvement  is to promote 
role models and success stories, and connect women with mentors.  

Your Host: Marcy Markusa, co-host of Mornings with Terry & Marcy on 89.3 FM 
with greetings from:  
Shannon Sampert, Ph.D., Department of Politics, University of Winnipeg 
Councillor Erin Hogan, City of Thompson, Chair of FCM Standing Committee on 
Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government  

Guest Panelists 
Reeve Frances Smee, RM of Rosser 
Reeve since 2010, Smee describes the role as much like being back in school 
with a full curriculum and demanding schedule.  

Councillor Jenny Gerbasi, City of Wpg 
A champion of numerous causes, former nurse and long-time councillor Gerbasi 
chaired the Access Advisory Committee for 12 years.  

Councillor Paula Havixbeck, City of Wpg 
In addition to serving as the councillor for the Charleswood-Tuxedo ward, Havixbeck 
is currently the Acting Deputy Mayor.  

Councillor Devi Sharma, City of Wpg 
A first generation Canadian, Sharma emigrated from India as a child and brings 
a passion for youth, accessibility and sustainability to City Hall.

November 29, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Central Women’s Resource Centre, 640 Ellice

The IWD march of 2013 is a blank slate for us to fill with issues that we think are important and/or we want to create awareness around, resist, or celebrate.

We are starting to plan and would like more involvement from the community, and from organizations. Those who participate in organizing can shape and build this march into anything we want. 
Childminding, bus tickets, and snacks available
All genders welcome
If you have questions call 774-8975 ext 221 or email 

Women Gathering
December 12, 6 - 7:30 pm, WHC Main Floor

A group is organizing a workshop-style session that will focus on how to use the internet and social media tools to organize/network/engage with issues and people. 
This idea came out of our last meeting when we talked about the 'young feminist movement' vs 'previous feminist movements' and the tools we all bring to the table.

If you have a smartphone and/or a laptop or tablet with WIFI - BRING THEM! 
We hope to be demonstrating across a few platforms.
Feel free to bring festive snacks to share. We will do our best to have hot chocolate and apple cider available along with a few other light refreshments.  

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