Celebrate International Women's Day with four community leaders, hosted by Rhonda Rosenberg from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan.
This is a hybrid event. The event will take place in person on the 2nd floor mezzanine of Central Library. Register here to attend online: https://www.reginalibrary.ca/attend/programs/7966598. Or join us online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkoHQwnTQJ4
Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.
Learn more about the barriers women face in our community and what we can do about it. Panelists include Jamiy Moran from the North Central Family Centre, Joana Valamootoo from Creative Options Regina, Rania Al Harthi from Regina Immigrant Women’s Centre, and Christine Boyczuk from Age Friendly Moose Jaw.
About the panelists:
Rania al-Harthi was born in Jordan, daughter of a Palestinian father and Russian mother. She worked for several years as an independent artist in Jordan, Palestine and Tunisia before coming to Canada in 2012. Since then, she has earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Regina and has worked for several arts and service-provider organizations, including YWCA, Sofia House, Globe Theatre, and the Mackenzie Art Gallery. She currently works as an Intake Officer Coordinator with the Regina immigrant Women Centre.
Jamiy Moran (she/her) is a proud Two-Spirit Métis woman. She comes from a blended family of 10. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, as well as a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Innovation. In 2022 she was a finalist in the nomination of Women of Distinction in Social Action and Advocacy. Jamiy is the Program Director at North Central Family Centre (NCFC). She dedicates her time, energy and career to creating safe and caring spaces for those living in North Central, especially Indigenous Peoples and 2SLGBTQIAP+ people. She has served on boards dedicated to uplifting Indigenous peoples. Jamiy firmly believes that through education, empowerment, and a collective voice, racialized and marginalized peoples can be honored and uplifted. She provides education about colonization not only through informal conversations but through facilitation of KAIROS Blanket Exercises. Together with her brother she facilitates conversations with students, community, and employees about Two-Spirit and LGBTQIAP+ experiences. Those that know and work with Jamiy are inspired not only by her impressive work and community advocacy, but by the kindness and empathy with which she leads, setting an example and encouraging others to join her in making her community a beautiful place for all.
Joana Valamootoo born in Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, she immigrated to Canada in 2012. She worked at Creative Options Regina (COR) where she wears two hats, she is the Cultural Advisor and she is also the Employment Partnership Consultant for the 4to40 Initiative in partnership with Campus for All at the University of Regina. She holds a Bachelor of Science with honor in Sociology, she is pursuing another degree in Justice Studies at the University of Regina.
Joana was also the Vice-Chair of the Board Directors at Realm Foundation. She has also been on several board of directors in the past years where she is happy to represent women from visible minority groups in Canada.
Her dedication and determination to work with people with intellectual disabilities and complex disabilities have been motivated by her own personal life. She grew up in an extended family and has an uncle with intellectual disabilities who is also non-verbal and her dad retired when she was only 10 years old due to sickness. Her life purpose is to help people that are marginalized in society due to their disability.
Christine Boyczuk has served in a number of roles in education including teacher, language arts consultant, gifted education consultant, special education consultant, superintendent, assistant director of education and director of education. Following retirement, Christine served as the Regional Intersectoral Coordinator for the Moose Jaw South Central Region. Christine is currently a part-time Literacy Coordinator for the Moose Jaw Literacy Network.
Christine’s areas of interest include children and youth, early childhood development, diversity, mental health, literacy, quality improvement, governance and change. Christine has presented on these and other topics at international, national and provincial conferences.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Special Events | Learn and Personal Interest | Indigenous |
TAGS: | Special Event | Politics and Current Events | Multicultural |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:30AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:30AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||12:00PM to 5:00PM|
Central Library, the largest of the nine Branches in the Regina Public Library system, is a social and informational hub in the heart of downtown Regina. The Library maintains an extensive calendar of programs, training opportunities, art exhibits in the Dunlop Art Gallery, along with film screenings in the Library's very own repertory film theatre!