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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UPCOMING:

November 2020

  • Nov 18 5:00-6:00pm (Alberta time; via Zoom): 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

    • Lori Campbell Director, Shatitsirótha’ Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre

    • Dr. Lori Curis Health Economist

    • Jessie Golem Artist, Entrepreneur and Activist

    • Chandra Pasma Member of the Basic Income Canada Network Advisory Council​

  • Nov 19 Midnight-1am (Alberta time) GWI Webinar: Education and COVID 19: What are teaching and schools to be like going forward? Register here

  • 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

  • Nov 24​ 5:00-7:00pm (Alberta time) 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 will have the same questions. This will be via Zoom. Information about this meeting - click here. Register to attend Nov 24 here

  • Nov 25 2:30-4:30pm (Alberta time) 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 will have the same questions. This will be via Zoom. Information about this meeting - click here​. Register to attend Nov 24 here

  • Nov 26 3-5pm (Alberta time; via Zoom) 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 tools.​

  • Nov 26 1:30pm (Alberta Time) - A FEMINIST'S GUIDE TO BOTANY: Online Botanical Painting Session. Details and registration information here

December 2020

  • CFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group) - December 2020 Topic: Environment. Book: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells 

  • Dec 4 - 7:00-9:00pm (Alberta time) - CFUW Alberta Movie Night (online via Zoom). Movie followed by an optional discussion among participants. Movie: “The War At Home ” (2016; 44 min). 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)

    • 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

January 2021

  • CFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group) - January 2021 Topic: Female Empowerment. Book: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

  • Jan 1 - 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 

February 2021

  • CFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group) - February 2021 Topic: Historical Fiction. Book: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

  • Feb 5 - 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 

March 2021

  • CFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group) - March 2021 Topic: Indigenous Writers. Book: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

  • Mar 5 - 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 

April 2021

  • CFUW Reads Book Club (online; join group) - April 2021 Topic: Mystery. Book: All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny

  • Apr 2 - 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 

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

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

  • 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” link to recording will be posted when available

    • November 5, 2020 “GWI Advocacy and Action: How to Create a Strategic Advocacy Plan For Today’s Distance Learning Challenges” link to recording will be posted when available

    • November 12, 2020 “GWI Advocacy and Action: How to Create a Strategic Advocacy Plan For Gender Based Violence" link to recording will be posted when available

  • 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 COMING SOON​

  • RECORDING: Nov 2 CFUW Webinar "Women and the Arts during COVID Webinar". LINK TO RECORDING COMING SOON

  • 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 on YouTube 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