What’s it like for urban women who work at night in jobs such as nursing, cleaning, hotels & restaurants (hospitality), sex work, mothering and so on? How can we increase their safety and their opportunities for success? Add your voice to the conversation. This event is part of the UN-Habitat Urban Thinkers Campus initiative in partnership with the Huairou Commission.
When? Saturday, November 14, 2015 (1:30 PM to 3:30 PM)
Where? Hastings Community Centre (3096 E Hastings St., Vancouver)
Free admission – everyone welcome! Roundtable discussions in English & Russian. Refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. For help with child care please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Ortiz Escalante is a feminist activist, planner and researcher. She is a member of Col·lectiu Punt 6, a group of feminist planners, architects and activists in Barcelona interested in rethinking cities, neighborhoods and the built environment in order to eliminate discrimination and include an intersectional feminist perspective in local planning. She is currently doing her PhD at the School of Community and Regional Planning – University of British Columbia. In the past, she has engaged in social planning, community development, and advocacy in Mexico, El Salvador, Spain and the United States.
Ingrid Kolsteren, feminist, community & union activist