The panelists were Flora Northwest, a Samson Cree Nation Elder who belongs to the Maskwacis community. She is also a residential school survivor. Shawna J Serniak is an Indigenous International Speaker, Founder of Every Woman Empowered, YouTube Personality and Host of Chick Chit Chat and Founder of Project Change MMIW and the charity Every Woman Empowered Endowment Fund. Shawna was recognized by Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women for her community leadership and acts of service. Chelsea Vowel is a professor at the University of Alberta and Dan Johnstone is a Canadian anti-poverty and social activist and community organizer. He is also know as Can Man Dan. He is running for City Council on October 18th 2021.
One wonders whether the fact that our books are not main stream is part of the problem. But we must advocate for our stories to be told. No one can tell our stories better than ourselves. Our stories are culturally rich, filled with values and morals and in many ways, we must tell our children the stories our parents told us. This is why we must advocate for immigrant writers in Alberta.
Immigrant writers need visibility primarily.
Every month, Mary Thomas considers an incisive topic whilst moderating a high powered panel of women. This month, the topic was Managing Careers and Roles Whilst Shattering Glass Ceilings. The panelists were Janis Irwin, the MLA for Edmonton Highlands Norwood and member of the Alberta New Democratic Party. She is the Official Opposition Deputy Whip […]
Whilst the idea of food insecurity to some in Edmonton may seem far fetched and complementary to some, food insecurity is a big deal in Edmonton today. Depending on who you talk to, you are either food secure or you are not. What is food insecurity? The definition of food security refers to the availability of food and […]
On Tuesday, October 15th, Ladiescorner.ca hosted the Candidate Forum for the Edmonton Millwoods riding at the Meadows Library. The moderator is Mary Thomas. In attendance were all the candidates except Mr Tim Uppal, the Conservative candidate. The event lasted for 75 minutes.
It had to be the best panel discussion we have ever had. It was raw, transparent and brutally honest. Our panellists were Mr Dee Maiden, the indefatigable Monika Glamazon and Ash Oliver Hamilton. The topic was being single: the man and the woman’s perspective. But there was a lot that was unpacked in the conversation […]
It is thought that some women in African and Asian communities struggle to talk about their experience of domestic abuse. We can understand this because the marriage institution is sacrosanct in these communities. The feeling is that we have only just tapped into tip of an iceberg in starting this conversation about domestic abuse.