Let Us In! A Forum on Sexism in Politics

Earlier this year, local activist Trish Kelly’s run for public office was cut short when a video of a sex positive monologue she performed in 2000 surfaced and called in to question her suitability as a candidate. How does systemic sexism discourage or prevent women from taking leadership roles and entering public life?

Join Trish Kelly and a line up of energetic presenters discussing the barriers to women entering politics.

Speakers Include:

Lyndsay Poaps - Electoral engagment specialist, passionate about local government and getting young women elected. Lyndsay is a past Vancouver Park Board Commissioner.

Hanna Cho - Erstwhile policy wonk with an interest in Civic Engagement. Hanna is Curator of Engagement & Dialogue at Museum of Vancouver

Gwen Haworth - A Grand Marshal of this year's Pride Parade, a trans* filmmaker and activist, Gwen helped the Park Board develop its trans* and gender variant inclusion plan.

Kelly Bowden - global gender justice campaigner, passionate about the defense of women’s rights here, and everywhere. Kelly works with Oxfam Canada.

With thanks to the The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG).

Transit subsidies available: Know someone who might want to attend, but financial barries might keep them away? Thanks to the kind support of Barbara Findlay, Shelia Gilhooly and Khari Wendell McClelland, we have some transit subsidies available. Have your friend RSVP directly to me (trishkellyc at gmail dot com), and I'll put them on the transit guest list. 

Have questions about Let Us In! A Forum on Sexism in Politics? Contact Trish Kelly trishkellyc@gmail.com



Fri, 03 Oct 2014 6:30 PM


Room 1900 - SFU Harbour Centre

515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver


Event is FREE. 

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