March 8 is International Women's Day
Imagine a gender-equal world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
Imagine a world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Imagine a world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Together, let's take action for equality, celebrate women's achievements, and raise awareness against bias.
The global community has paused in March to celebrate inspiring and courageous women for over a century. Annually we take stock of the status of women in all spheres of society to identify policies and strategies to achieve gender equality and justice at the intersections of gender, race, class, disabilities, and sexual orientation.
This year's theme for International Women's Day is:
Innovation and technology for gender equality
Understanding begins with all of us looking inward, reflecting on our own attitudes, and of course, having difficult conversations with family and friends.
- Greensboro-Based Organization Teaching People How to Talk About Race | WUNC
- Understanding Implicit Bias
- Resources for Race, Equity, and Inclusion
- Teaching tolerance: How white parents should talk to their kids about race.
- Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action in Your Life
- A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources
- 5 Things Allies Can Do to Sponsor Coworkers from Underrepresented Groups
- About White privilege
- Key concepts in Social Justice (full book)
- Books for Children about race and racism
- Anti-Racist Organizational Change booklet
- Ten Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race
Women in Leadership Magazine
A dynamic online series exploring women’s roles and engagement in municipal politics and leadership titled “The Chestermere Toward Parity for Women in Politics Project” concluded in 2021.
The initiative led by the City of Chestermere, in partnership with the Chestermere Rotary Club and Rocky View Immigrant Services, released an online feature magazine, “Women in Leadership.” The publication shines a light on the extraordinary women who lent their expertise to the project and shares their tips for success. Read the magazine here.
The following papers were prepared by Dakota Rickman, Diversity and Inclusion Intern for the City of Chestermere:
- The Everyday Harm of Microaggressions
- Unconscious Bias
- Cultural Awareness in the Workplace
- Equality, Equity and Reducing Barriers
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USC’s Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power, and Privilege
Courtesy of The MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California
"Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-traumatization" - A resource on racial trauma and the psychological impact that movies and TV shows have on mental health. Courtesy of Counseling@Northwestern.
“Oskaya Ayamichikewak” Young Readers Program - Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA)
This program promotes early literacy and paves the way for a lifelong love of reading. Simply fill out the form at albertametis.com/programs-services/cfs or pick up a hard copy at your local MNA office, fill it out, and mail it in to start receiving your books.
Parent/Guardian applicant or child must be an MNA citizen. Children must be 0 – 5 years old to qualify.