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sam. 21 sept.


BAnQ Vieux-Montréal

We're Taking Over!

Join Girls Action for a day of workshops and networking opportunities designed to give girls and young women the tools and confidence they need to start making positive changes in their community. This event will conclude with a panel discussion about the status of women and girls in Canada.

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We're Taking Over!
We're Taking Over!

Heure et lieu

21 sept. 2019, 10 h 30 – 19 h 00

BAnQ Vieux-Montréal, 535 Avenue Viger E, Montréal, QC H2L 2P3, Canada

À propos de l'événement

We’re taking over! is a day-long event that consist of workshops and networking events designed to give girls and young women the tools and confidence that they need to start making positive changes in their community, whether through activism or political engagement. This day-long event will conclude with a panel discussion about the status of women in community and political institutions in Canada.


 10h30–12h  |  Activisme 101, animé par Djamilla Toure, chargée de projet à Filles d'action et fondatrice de Sayaspora

Cet atelier reprendra les grandes lignes de la formation en ligne qui a été créée : Femmes, prenons notre place! Comment monter un projet ? Cela nous permettra également de rediriger les participantes vers la formation en ligne & aux ressources qui ont été créées à cet effet. Les participantes repartiront avec un plan d’action claire pour leur projet communautaire. Cet atelier sera en français. 

12h-12h45  |  Lunch (vegan)

Un lunch sera donner au participantes et équipe présentes.   13h-14h30  |  Public Speaking & Self-confidence with Samantha Kris This workshop is designed for those of you who have ideas to share but have trouble expressing your ideas verbally. How can you become more comfortable with public speaking? How can you better structure your thoughts and boost your self-confidence? Samantha Kris, international success coach, author, and TEDx speaker will be our guide during this workshop. This workshop will be held in English.

15h-16h30  |  How to Get Your Voice Heard in Politics with Serisha Iyar, Founder of Leading in Colour

This workshop will equip you with the necessary skills to effectively conduct your advocacy. You'll receive concrete tools to engage your local, provincial, and federal elected officials. Leading in Colour is an organization that supports young racialized leaders and activists in ensuring their demands are heard at every level of government. If you're wondering how you can bring the issues young women in Canada face to the forefront of the political debate, this workshop is for you! This workshop will be held in English. 

17h -19h  |  We're Taking Over! Panel discussion (This portion of the program will be live streamed)

This panel discussion will take the form of a conversation between 3 women from the community and political sectors. They will talk about the difficulties they encounter in their sector of action, the lack of diversity, the challenges but also their moments of success. Join us to discuss with smart and talented women, agents of change in their communities. 

Cette conférence prendra la forme d'une conversation entre trois femmes ayant travaillés dans le secteur communautaire et politique. Elles parleront des difficultés qu’elles rencontrent dans leur secteur d’action, du manque de diversité, des challenges mais également de leurs moments de réussite. Joignez-vous à nous pour discuter avec des femmes intelligentes et talentueuses, actrices de changement dans leurs communautés. Les noms des panélistes seront annoncés sous peu.

Accessibility Information. The event will take place in the Gilles-Hocquart room. Wheelchair accessible. Adapted bathroom on the same floor. A live translation service will be available during the panel. Meals provided will be vegan.

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