Brown Girls Yoga (begins Sept. 19)
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga (begins Sept. 19)

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
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Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Bi Arts Festival

The Bi Arts Festival is back to present our 2nd annual Cabaret.

Doors 7:30pm, show at 8:00pm.
$20 Advance or PWYC at the door

Join us for a multidisciplinary evening of comedy, dance, music, burlesque, spoken word and more — celebrating bisexual, pansexual, fluid and 2spirit lives. Featuring Babia Majora, Bi Riot, Clif Knight, Delicia Pastiche & Henrietta VIII, Heather Kori Reid, Jade, Ororo Monro, Robyn Kaur Sidhu, Sarah Ashby, Shohana Sharmin, and MC Dainty Smith.

Curated by Bianca Boom Boom and Clare W.

The Bi Arts Festival (Toronto, ON) is an annual showcase of new works by bisexual, pansexual, fluid and 2spirit artists and authors, and takes place Sept. 19 to 23, 2019. The Bi Arts Festival celebrates the power of creativity; encourages community engagement with the arts; and promotes and elevates the many diverse voices that make up the bi+ community. In the face of biphobia and bi-erasure, we create safe spaces for the bisexual community and our allies to come together to create, collaborate, and connect with art. Our events include Shapeshifters – an exhibit by 2spirit artists, hands-on workshops, a zine (CRUSH), an author showcase, storytelling, a performing arts cabaret, art, craft and zine fair, and more. Our events are diverse, intimate, challenging, and inclusive. www.biartsfestival.com

The Festival aims to be a SCENT-FREE space.
To learn what this means see
http://www.peggymunson.com/mcs/fragrancefree.html

Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through Toronto Arts Council. We would like to also acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

ORORO MONROE (Ze/Zem) is a baby burlesquer that was introduced to Burlesque via Body Love with Dainty Smith and Ravyn Wyngz. Ze has trained with Ill Nana Dance Collective & Belle Jumelles since then. You may have seen zer’s tantalizing act at Femme Fatale’s show “RAGE” or Belle Jumelles Fresh AF. Always pulling at the heartstrings, Ororo is unapologetic about looking into your soul and getting zer way! As a queer black African femme, ze is all about shattering assumptions about normative standards of beauty, sexuality and sensuality.

Get tickets at: http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/event/bi-arts-festival-cabaret/

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

UsNow 2019: Sexual Health Conference for Women of Color

QueensConnected is our creative dream child. We are Naika Thomas, a public health nurse, and Akua Amoako-Tuffour, a clinical pharmacist. We are lifelong friends and we have an overwhelming desire to help improve our community.  

There is a true absence of arenas and venues, in which women of colour are able to speak, be heard,  educate ourselves, and be empowered. This absence encouraged us to start QueensConnected and to organize a conference on sexuality and sexual health for women of color.

Our goal is to organize multiple events that will promote the talent and knowledge of women of color in the greater Hamilton area. We want our voices to be heard, included, and embedded within our communities.  

Register Here: https://www.queensconnected.ca/events-1/usnow-2019-sexual-health-conference-for-women-of-color

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (5 Week Series) (1/5)
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (5 Week Series) (1/5)

SEEDS is a 5 week series of yoga classes specifically designed for those affected by sexual and gender based violence. This yoga class is grounded in trauma informed yoga practices that seek to empower the participants using different yoga forms. The class focuses on three main themes power, choice and connection. No yoga experience required. This series of classes is open all who identify as survivors of sexual violence, regardless of gender identity.

Week 1: Introduction and building practices of consent

Week 2: Naming your needs

Week 3: Boundaries

Week 4: Exploring safety

Week 5:Accountability

Thursdays 8-9 pm

October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Pre-registration in the whole series is required.

Cost:

Sliding scale

Supporter rate $125

Sustainer rate $100

Community rate $75

Please pay what you can. The community rate is reduced to support those who have limited financial means or precarious employment. The Sustainer rate covers the studio and instructor costs. The Supporter rate covers costs and supports the participation of students who can't afford to pay more.

About Yamikani Msosa


Yamikani Msosa is a grassroots feminist educator and yoga practitioner that has organized within the anti-sexual violence & social justice movement(s) for over a decade. Born in Lilongwe, Malawi and raised in Ottawa, Ontario-- they are a settler in Canada by way of colonization and forced migration.


Yamikani started teaching in May 2017 in Ottawa after finding that most yoga spaces did not reflect the communities that she was apart of. They needed to find home and community, so started to teach Bodyfull Yoga for folks in larger bodies and collaborated with Kind Space of offer Yoga for Queer and Trans folks. Since moving to Toronto they have offered trauma-informed yoga class for survivors of sexual violence called SEEDS. She has brought provided classes for rape crisis centres and universities across the province


Yamikani completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Pranashanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa. She completed her Yoga for All certification with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes, which focused on making yoga accessible for larger bodied and differently abled folks. Yamikani is also a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher.


She is also a member of Brown Girls Yoga Collective.

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (2/5)
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (2/5)

SEEDS is a 5 week series of yoga classes specifically designed for those affected by sexual and gender based violence. This yoga class is grounded in trauma informed yoga practices that seek to empower the participants using different yoga forms. The class focuses on three main themes power, choice and connection. No yoga experience required. This series of classes is open all who identify as survivors of sexual violence, regardless of gender identity.

Week 1: Introduction and building practices of consent

Week 2: Naming your needs

Week 3: Boundaries

Week 4: Exploring safety

Week 5:Accountability

Thursdays 8-9 pm

October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Pre-registration in the whole series is required.

Cost:

Sliding scale

Supporter rate $125

Sustainer rate $100

Community rate $75

Please pay what you can. The community rate is reduced to support those who have limited financial means or precarious employment. The Sustainer rate covers the studio and instructor costs. The Supporter rate covers costs and supports the participation of students who can't afford to pay more.

About Yamikani Msosa


Yamikani Msosa is a grassroots feminist educator and yoga practitioner that has organized within the anti-sexual violence & social justice movement(s) for over a decade. Born in Lilongwe, Malawi and raised in Ottawa, Ontario-- they are a settler in Canada by way of colonization and forced migration.


Yamikani started teaching in May 2017 in Ottawa after finding that most yoga spaces did not reflect the communities that she was apart of. They needed to find home and community, so started to teach Bodyfull Yoga for folks in larger bodies and collaborated with Kind Space of offer Yoga for Queer and Trans folks. Since moving to Toronto they have offered trauma-informed yoga class for survivors of sexual violence called SEEDS. She has brought provided classes for rape crisis centres and universities across the province


Yamikani completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Pranashanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa. She completed her Yoga for All certification with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes, which focused on making yoga accessible for larger bodied and differently abled folks. Yamikani is also a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher.


She is also a member of Brown Girls Yoga Collective.

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (3/5)
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (3/5)

SEEDS is a 5 week series of yoga classes specifically designed for those affected by sexual and gender based violence. This yoga class is grounded in trauma informed yoga practices that seek to empower the participants using different yoga forms. The class focuses on three main themes power, choice and connection. No yoga experience required. This series of classes is open all who identify as survivors of sexual violence, regardless of gender identity.

Week 1: Introduction and building practices of consent

Week 2: Naming your needs

Week 3: Boundaries

Week 4: Exploring safety

Week 5: Accountability

Thursdays 8-9 pm

October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Pre-registration in the whole series is required.

Cost:

Sliding scale

Supporter rate $125

Sustainer rate $100

Community rate $75

Please pay what you can. The community rate is reduced to support those who have limited financial means or precarious employment. The Sustainer rate covers the studio and instructor costs. The Supporter rate covers costs and supports the participation of students who can't afford to pay more.

About Yamikani Msosa


Yamikani Msosa is a grassroots feminist educator and yoga practitioner that has organized within the anti-sexual violence & social justice movement(s) for over a decade. Born in Lilongwe, Malawi and raised in Ottawa, Ontario-- they are a settler in Canada by way of colonization and forced migration.


Yamikani started teaching in May 2017 in Ottawa after finding that most yoga spaces did not reflect the communities that she was apart of. They needed to find home and community, so started to teach Bodyfull Yoga for folks in larger bodies and collaborated with Kind Space of offer Yoga for Queer and Trans folks. Since moving to Toronto they have offered trauma-informed yoga class for survivors of sexual violence called SEEDS. She has brought provided classes for rape crisis centres and universities across the province


Yamikani completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Pranashanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa. She completed her Yoga for All certification with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes, which focused on making yoga accessible for larger bodied and differently abled folks. Yamikani is also a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher.


She is also a member of Brown Girls Yoga Collective.

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (4/5)
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (4/5)

SEEDS is a 5 week series of yoga classes specifically designed for those affected by sexual and gender based violence. This yoga class is grounded in trauma informed yoga practices that seek to empower the participants using different yoga forms. The class focuses on three main themes power, choice and connection. No yoga experience required. This series of classes is open all who identify as survivors of sexual violence, regardless of gender identity.

Week 1: Introduction and building practices of consent

Week 2: Naming your needs

Week 3: Boundaries

Week 4: Exploring safety

Week 5:Accountability

Thursdays 8-9 pm

October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Pre-registration in the whole series is required.

Cost:

Sliding scale

Supporter rate $125

Sustainer rate $100

Community rate $75

Please pay what you can. The community rate is reduced to support those who have limited financial means or precarious employment. The Sustainer rate covers the studio and instructor costs. The Supporter rate covers costs and supports the participation of students who can't afford to pay more.

About Yamikani Msosa


Yamikani Msosa is a grassroots feminist educator and yoga practitioner that has organized within the anti-sexual violence & social justice movement(s) for over a decade. Born in Lilongwe, Malawi and raised in Ottawa, Ontario-- they are a settler in Canada by way of colonization and forced migration.


Yamikani started teaching in May 2017 in Ottawa after finding that most yoga spaces did not reflect the communities that she was apart of. They needed to find home and community, so started to teach Bodyfull Yoga for folks in larger bodies and collaborated with Kind Space of offer Yoga for Queer and Trans folks. Since moving to Toronto they have offered trauma-informed yoga class for survivors of sexual violence called SEEDS. She has brought provided classes for rape crisis centres and universities across the province


Yamikani completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Pranashanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa. She completed her Yoga for All certification with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes, which focused on making yoga accessible for larger bodied and differently abled folks. Yamikani is also a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher.


She is also a member of Brown Girls Yoga Collective.

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Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (5/5)
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Seeds Yoga @ the Union Yoga Studio (5/5)

SEEDS is a 5 week series of yoga classes specifically designed for those affected by sexual and gender based violence. This yoga class is grounded in trauma informed yoga practices that seek to empower the participants using different yoga forms. The class focuses on three main themes power, choice and connection. No yoga experience required. This series of classes is open all who identify as survivors of sexual violence, regardless of gender identity.

Week 1: Introduction and building practices of consent

Week 2: Naming your needs

Week 3: Boundaries

Week 4: Exploring safety

Week 5:Accountability

Thursdays 8-9 pm

October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Pre-registration in the whole series is required.

Cost:

Sliding scale

Supporter rate $125

Sustainer rate $100

Community rate $75

Please pay what you can. The community rate is reduced to support those who have limited financial means or precarious employment. The Sustainer rate covers the studio and instructor costs. The Supporter rate covers costs and supports the participation of students who can't afford to pay more.

About Yamikani Msosa


Yamikani Msosa is a grassroots feminist educator and yoga practitioner that has organized within the anti-sexual violence & social justice movement(s) for over a decade. Born in Lilongwe, Malawi and raised in Ottawa, Ontario-- they are a settler in Canada by way of colonization and forced migration.


Yamikani started teaching in May 2017 in Ottawa after finding that most yoga spaces did not reflect the communities that she was apart of. They needed to find home and community, so started to teach Bodyfull Yoga for folks in larger bodies and collaborated with Kind Space of offer Yoga for Queer and Trans folks. Since moving to Toronto they have offered trauma-informed yoga class for survivors of sexual violence called SEEDS. She has brought provided classes for rape crisis centres and universities across the province


Yamikani completed her 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Pranashanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa. She completed her Yoga for All certification with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes, which focused on making yoga accessible for larger bodied and differently abled folks. Yamikani is also a certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher.


She is also a member of Brown Girls Yoga Collective.

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Copy of Brown Girls Yoga: U of T
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

Copy of Brown Girls Yoga: U of T

  • Multi-Faith Centre (Koffler House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available Monday through Friday at various campus locations.

Sessions may be offered from a more secular or spiritual-based perspective. This is indicated for each session below. No experience necessary. Beginners welcome! 

Learn more at: https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mf/yoga

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Sep
12
12:30 AM00:30

April Wozny | The New Clean With Casie Stewart and Yamikani Msosa

APRIL WOZNY @aprilwozny

April Wozny is an energetic Torontonian and advocate for mental health and addiction.

Embedded in Toronto’s arts & culture and LGBTQ+ communities for over 15 years, April is the hostess of Toronto's monthly queer party, Business Woman's Special (BWS). Running almost 10 years strong, BWS is proud to be an inclusive party where all are welcome to be part of the West Queer West movement. By trade, she’s an event producer bringing, events to life with colour and energy by creating inventive, stylized environments for industry leaders.

Facing her own battles with alcoholism and addiction, April is passionate about creating dialogue and community around sobriety that is inclusive, accessible, and relatable. Building sober confidence and energy is something she works on daily. Through the power of sharing experiences and stories, she hopes to empower her community to be confident in their sobriety or explore a sober curious lifestyle. Since embarking on her own clean and sober journey, April’s life has become abundant in more ways than she could have imagined.

Her sober date is August 12, 2015.

CASIE STEWART IG: @ casiestewart

Over the past 3 years I’ve made a lifestyle change to drink less in an effort to be healthier mentally and physically. I’d spent years attending media events & previews where drinking was a big part of the culture. I didn’t want to have that life anymore. Learning about the Sober Curious movement inspired me, I don’t want to completely cut alcohol out of my life but having a positive relationship with it puts me in control. I’m now more comfortable going to events sober and not using alcohol to deal with my social anxiety.

I feel lucky to live in Canada where cannabis is legal, alcohol makes you crazy, cannabis makes you interesting!

YAMIKANI MSOSA

IG: @unanonymouspodcast & @yamijmsosa

Yamikani Msosa is a grassroots feminist anti-violence, anti-racist organizer, part-time equity & diversity consultant and movement-based practitioner. She is currently the Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion, overseeing the Black Academic Success and Engagement (BASE) Initiative at Humber College. She completed her Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies at Carleton University. Yamikani has been featured in Macleans Magazine, The Walrus, Chatelaine Magazine, Now Toronto. Currently, Yamikani sits on Advisory Council for the Equality Project at the University of Ottawa & is an advisory member of Match International Global Fund for Women.

Yamikani has three babies, no really.

The first is UBUNTU Consulting, which was founded in 2015 to focus on equity, anti-oppression and inclusion training and organizational development for grassroots organizations and non-profit agencies. The second is SEEDS Yoga a five-week series for folxs affected by sexual violence. SEEDS focuses on empowerment, community care and consent. The third is the bi-weekly podcast called Unanonymous, where she talks about all things related to sobriety with co-host Bailey Ried, as she is 4 years sober!

This is a 19+ event, ID will be checked at the door.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/april-wozny-the-new-clean-with-casie-stewart-and-yamikani-msosa-tickets-69076841693

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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Weaving Wisdom: Imagining the Future of Feminism

Despite improvements made in the past century around women’s rights, the growing demand for equality in response to the urgent issues we face has pushed dialogue around feminism into sharper focus. What does the future of feminism look like?

That essential question will be the subject of the second instalment of Hart House’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Debate Series. On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 we will host a contemporary approach to a historic, ground-breaking debate staged at Hart House in 1929, where Canada’s first female Member of Parliament, Agnes Macphail debated the resolution, “This house views that the emancipation of women has been a failure”.  

Now, a scant 90 years later, we invite you to join with us as we reimagine that debate as a dynamic public conversation led by an intersectional and intergenerational circle of leading feminist thinkers and doers. Together, we will consider where the feminist movement in Canada has been, where it is today, and where it can take us tomorrow. 

Learn more at: https://harthouse.ca/events/future-of-feminism/

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