Events

(CFUW & GWI events in black; non-CFUW events in green, these relate to the mission of CFUW)

Reminder: As a member of a CFUW club in Alberta you are also a member of CFUW Alberta, CFUW national, and Graduate Women International. 

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January 2021

  • Jan 13 11:00am - 1:00pm (Alberta time). The Long Term Care & Elder Care National Study Group Meeting invites all CFUW members to their next meeting. View Flyer here. Register for this Zoom meeting here.

  • Jan 20 12:00pm (Alberta time). CFUW Reads Book Club discusses the January book Know My Name by Chanel Miller. Register for Zoom meeting here. Book can be purchased or is available at Alberta public libraries: Edmonton Public Library, Calgary Public Library, Lethbridge Public LibraryCFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group)

  • Jan 28 starts 5:00pm (Alberta time). Dialogue Sessions to discuss the GWI Per Capita Dues motion (click here) will take place on the dates provided below. Click here to register for this Jan 28 session (there is also a Jan 30 session see below)

  • Jan 30 starts 10:00am (Alberta time). Dialogue Sessions to discuss the GWI Per Capita Dues motion (click here) will take place on the dates provided below. Click here to register for the Jan 30 session (there is also a Jan 28 session see above). 

  • Ongoing (Dec 4 start, 2x per month) - GWI Peer-to-Peer MarketPlace: Radwa Mohamed Abdel Fattah (Egypt) – 10 classes, twice per month beginning 4 December.  Maximum 15 participants. GWI members only. These classes aim to prepare women more for acquiring a job; it will cover writing CV, cover letter and motivational letter, how to go through an interview, how to look for a job and basic English terms. More information here (GWI member login required)

  • Ongoing 7-9am (Alberta time; 2 hours per week every Friday) - GWI Peer-to-Peer MarketPlace: Spanish language lessons. Two hours per week, every Friday at 10am Bolivia time for two months beginning fall 2020. Stories, vocabularies, songs will be shared to practice speaking in Spanish. Activity Leader: Lenny Roxana Cáceres Frías, GWI Federación Boliviana de Mujeres Profesionales Universitarias. More information here (GWI member login required)

  • WinterGWI Peer-to-Peer MarketPlace: Information and Communication Technology Literacy. ICT Literacy for beginners that includes definition, tools, and skills needed for that. The course will also demonstrate how to empower women and girls through communication, education and advocacy. Activity Leader: Sahar Gamal, GWI Independent Member, Egypt. More information here (GWI member login required)

  • WinterGWI Peer-to-Peer MarketPlace: Discussions on the role and challenges of female scientists in academia. There will be six monthly sessions between 12 October 2020 and 15 March 2021. Activity Leader: Veridiana Corderio, GWI Independent Member, Brazil. More information here (GWI member login required) 

  • Winter (was postponed): GWI Peer-to-Peer MarketPlace: Positive Discipline Parenting. A 6-week virtual live online Positive Discipline Parenting where participants will learn tools and skills necessary to create a home environment built on encouragement, cooperation and mutual respect. Activity Leader: Malvina Segovia, GWI Paraguay Federation of University Women. More information here (GWI member login required)

  • Winter (was postponed): GWI Peer-to-Peer MarketPlace: Equal Enjoyment of Older People: A Reading Club for the Elderly. There will be three activity sessions beginning 3 November 2020. Activity Leader:  Godelieve de Koninck, Canadian Federation of University Women. More information here (GWI member login required)

February 2021

  • CFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group) - February 2021 Topic: Historical Fiction. Book: The Huntress by Kate Quinn. Book can be purchased or is available at Alberta public libraries: Edmonton Public Library, Calgary Public Library, Lethbridge Public Library. (discussions happen ~ mid month, exact date and details will be added when available)

  • Feb 5 - 7:00-9:00pm (Alberta time) - CFUW Alberta Movie Night (online via Zoom). Movie followed by an optional discussion among participants. Movie: “Journey to Justice” (2000; 47 min). 

    • About the film: This film covers the history of primarily anti African Canadian racism in Canada. While Canada has a proud reputation of being a haven from American racism, the racism it has itself was subtler and almost as terrible with openly allowed segregation and discrimination. Yet as this film shows, there were brave people who refused to put up with this deplorable situation and we follow their civil rights challenges up to the 1950s to change it.

    • Zoom meeting will open at 6:30pm so everyone can join by the 7:00pm start time of the movie. When you are ready to join CLICK HERE. (Meeting ID: 818 3181 9303 ; Passcode: 139103)

  • Feb 10 7:00am (Alberta time) CFUW Etobicoke will be presenting a webinar on "Stop The Violence. Women, Men and Guns: What Needs to be Done?" With Dr. Wendy Cukier. Ticket $25. View the Flyer here ​. Register for the event here.

March 2021

  • CFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group) - March 2021 Topic: Indigenous Writers. Book: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King. Book can be purchased or is available at Alberta public libraries: Edmonton Public Library, Calgary Public Library, Lethbridge Public Library

  • Mar 5 - 7:00-9:00pm (Alberta time) - CFUW Alberta Movie Night (online via Zoom). Movie followed by an optional discussion among participants. Movie: “Margaret Atwood - A Word after a Word after a Word is Power” (2019; 1 hour 18min). 

    • About the film: Poet and novelist, Margaret Atwood is a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman and writer behind these stories? Our film crew keeps pace with Atwood and her partner Graeme Gibson as she jets to speaking engagements around the world, visits the set of The Handmaid’s Tale and takes a family holiday. The film explores Atwood’s “backstory”, her early days in the Canadian wilderness and as a poet. Atwood’s novels are explored, including her latest, The Testaments, the highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Personal stories are shared by friends, family and, of course, directly by Atwood herself.

    • Trailer: https://www.nfb.ca/film/margaret_atwood-a-word-after-a-word-after-a-word/

    • Zoom meeting will open at 6:30pm so everyone can join by the 7:00pm start time of the movie. When you are ready to join CLICK HERE. (Meeting ID: 818 3181 9303 ; Passcode: 139103)

  • Mar 15 - 26 UN CSW 65  (United Nations Commission on the Status of Women sixty-fifth session) held VIRTUALLY due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority theme: Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session). Click here for more information

    • CFUW submitted an application for a parallel event at the virtual NGO/CSW forum. We encourage you to take a look at the NGO/CSW website for more information on this year's forum & how to register as an "advocate" at the forum.​

April 2021

  • CFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group) - April 2021 Topic: Mystery. Book: All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny. Book can be purchased or is available at Alberta public libraries: Edmonton Public Library, Calgary Public Library, Lethbridge Public Library

  • Apr 2 - 7:00-9:00pm (Alberta time) - CFUW Alberta Movie Night (online via Zoom). Movie followed by an optional discussion among participants. Movie: “Rebellion” (2020; 44 min). 

    • About the film: Global temperatures are rising and so are we: millions of young people rise up to demand their right to a livable planet.

    • Trailer: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1811767875811

    • Zoom meeting will open at 6:30pm so everyone can join by the 7:00pm start time of the movie. When you are ready to join CLICK HERE. (Meeting ID: 818 3181 9303 ; Passcode: 139103)

May 2021

  • May 7 - 7:00-9:00pm (Mountain time) - CFUW Alberta Movie Night (online via Zoom). Movie followed by an optional discussion among participants. Movie: to be determined 

June 2021

  • Jun 4 - 7:00-9:00pm (Mountain time) - CFUW Alberta Movie Night (online via Zoom). Movie followed by an optional discussion among participants. Movie: to be determined 

RECORDINGS/ON DEMAND

  • ON DEMAND: Jan 1 - CFUW Alberta Movie Night. Movie: “Conviction” (2019; 1 hour 18 min). About the film: https://www.convictiondocumentary.com/ Trailer: https://vimeo.com/332036708  Click here to view the film

  • Dec 9 10-11:30am (Alberta time; via Zoom) "HUMAN RIGHTS vs XXI CENTURY CHALLENGES" international virtual conference held in celebration of the International Human Rights Day. Click here to watch the presentation (Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes)

  • RECORDING Dec 7 1-2:30pm (Alberta time) - The 50th Anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women Report. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell Lieutenant Governor of Ontario invites you to join her for an important dialogue as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada report and ensuring the unfinished business of equality of women and girls. This webinar can be viewed here

    • RECORDING Elizabeth May Statement on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women​ click here

  • Dec 10 5pm (Alberta time) To commemorate International Human Rights Day and the close of the 16 Days of Activism campaign, CFUW hosted an exclusive film screening of "WOMAN" (2019). This award-winning documentary gives a voice to 2000 women from 50 different countries and sheds light on the injustices, and opportunities, experienced by women around the world. This event was a virtual screening followed by a post-film discussion. This was a limited time screening - learn more about the film here

  • RECORDING: CFUW Nanaimo partnered with Vancouver Island University Faculty Association Status of Women Committee on a multi-prong strategy to raise awareness in the community about the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence - the Bastion & VIU Art Galley were lit in orange, banners were hung, the Mayor issued a renewed proclamation, and created a playlist of 1-minute videos where community members expressed support for victims of gender-based violence.​

  • RECORDING: Dec 6 ​CFUW's Advocacy Coordinator had a virtual vigil, streamed live from the CFUW Facebook page. Click here to view the vigil

  • ON DEMAND:  Dec 4 CFUW Alberta Movie Night. Movie followed by discussion among participants. Movie: “The War At Home ” (2016; 44 min). Description: Canada’s failure to help women flee partner violence. Canada’s troubling responses to domestic violence are exposed in a new documentary and how the judicial system fails when charging in cases of gender-based violence. Directed by: Shelley Saywell. Click here to watch movie

  • Nov 30 The Impacts Of Covid On International Education And International Students. Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid in a discussion about the impact of the pandemic on international education, students and universities and its effects on research in Canada link to recording will be posted if/when available

  • Nov 26 CFUW national “A National Kitchen Table Talk for Community and Well Being” Registration is requested to attend, register for this meeting by contacting cfuwgen@rogers.com  Let’s get together to talk about what we have in common, our work towards our community and wellbeing  goals and how we can help each other by learning from each other some strategies, tactics or generating ideas for common events and tool  link to recording will be posted when available

  • Nov 24 & Nov 25​ CFUW Communications Committee invites CFUW members to a conversation (information exchange and open discussion) on the CFUW Mediation Report of June 2020. Nov 24 & Nov 25 meetings had the same questions. This was via Zoom. Information about this meeting - click here. Register to attend Nov 24 here link to recording will be posted if/when available

  • Nov 24 2pm (Alberta Time) UN Beijing+25 and Generation Equality Advisory Working Group meetings (open to all, once a month on last Tuesday of the month)Details and registration information here link to recording will be posted if/when available

  • RECORDING: Nov 23 NGO CSW/NY November Monthly Meeting on COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against WomenClick here to watch

  • Nov 19 GWI Webinar: Education and COVID 19: What are teaching and schools to be like going forward? View recording here (password: GWI*member2020)

  • Nov 18 CFUW Guelph is co-sponsoring a webinar (with Council of Canadians Guelph, and Guelph-based Imagining a Different Future Group) featuring 4 guest speakers on Basic Income. Contact CFUW Guelph for more details. link to recording will be posted if/when available

  • RECORDINGS: Oct 22 - Nov 12 GWI international advocacy webinar series “Raising women’s voices through strategic advocacy planning in a changing world of advocacy” 22 October - 12 November 2020. This 4 part webinar series explains GWI International advocacy and demonstrates how GWI members can create strategic advocacy plans of their own. 

    • RECORDING: Oct 22 GWI Advocacy 101 and the United Nations Webinar. View recording here (password: GWI*member2020)

    • October 29, 2020 “How to Become a Practicing GWI Advocate” View recording here (password: GWI*member2020)

    • November 5, 2020 “GWI Advocacy and Action: How to Create a Strategic Advocacy Plan For Today’s Distance Learning Challenges” View recording here (password: GWI*member2020)

    • November 12, 2020 “GWI Advocacy and Action: How to Create a Strategic Advocacy Plan For Gender Based Violence" View recording here (password: GWI*member2020)

  • MOVIE Nov 6 CFUW Alberta Movie Night (online via Zoom). Movie was followed by an optional discussion among participants. Movie: "Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada" (2012; 87 min). Click here to watch movie

    • Description: A National Film Board of Canada Production, written and directed by Karen Cho. Description: Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues. Watch trailer here

  • RECORDING: Nov 4 Webinar: CFUW Advocacy Town Hall Discussion on how you can bring about change as a member of CFUW , current CFUW priorities, and a Q&A session. "Who Does What?" CFUW Advocacy Guidelines - click here. LINK TO RECORDING COMING SOON​

  • Nov 4 Webinar Panel Discussion: Universal Basic Income. Hosted by United Way Perth-Huron, CFUW Stratford Advocacy Committee is working to promote this webinar. More information on this webinar here. link to recording will be posted if/when available

  • RECORDING: Nov 2 CFUW Webinar "Women and the Arts during COVID Webinar". link to recording will be posted if/when available

  • RECORDING: Oct 30 UN Beijing+25 and Generation Equality Webinar. How the Beijing Women’s Conference Speaks to Us Today: PEACE “20 Years of UN Security Council Resolution 1325: The Link Between Peace and Gender Equity". View recording here 

  • RECORDING: Oct 21 CFUW Calgary and CFUW Calgary North (via Zoom) hosted a joint event: “Is it Time for a Basic Income in Canada?” presented by Elizabeth McLennan, leader of CACG Basic Income team, and Brian Dodd, co-founder of Basic Income Calgary. LINK TO RECORDING COMING SOON

  • SUMMARY: Oct 27 UN Beijing+25 and Generation Equality Webinar: "Mobilizing Action for Impact: The Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action Compact". Webinar Summary here

  • RECORDING: Oct 22 SCR1235 TURNS 20: Time to Accelerate Action (NGO CSW/NY October Monthly Meeting). Meeting Program here, YouTube Recording here.

  • RECORDING: Oct 20 Gun violence advocates from across Canada and the United States had a video event put on by the Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns titled "A Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence". ​YouTube Recording here.

  • RECORDING: Oct 3 GWI Young Member Townhall. This town hall provided discussion space for young members to examine their GWI targets for the remainder of this triennial, with a keen focus on how global communities are fighting to emerge from the current COVID-19 crisis. Recording available to members here (password: GWI*member2020)

  • RECORDING: GWI 2019 Marjorie Shaw Fellowship winner, Mireille Widmer, presents her work in Nepal (Video). Widmer produced an insightful video summary of her ongoing work, click here

  • COURSE: Take a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), free on a large variety of subjects given by universities and organizations around the world - browse here 

    • University of Alberta MOOCs that you may be interested in:

      • Course: Indigenous Canada (University of Alberta free online course). More details click here

      • Course: In Science Literacy (University of Alberta free online course). More details click here

      • Course: Introduction to the Arctic - Climate (University of Alberta free online course). More details click here

  • COURSE in CLIMATE CHANGE: December 12th was the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Parties to this UN agreement commit to limiting global temperature increases to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. But action so far is not promising for us to achieve this goal. Check out this “Climate Change Crash Course​”  for a refresher on the causes of climate change, the urgent need for government action and climate justice, carbon budgets, feedback loops & more!