In the next two weeks there is an extraordinary number of community events taking place. Guess that means summer festival season is underway. Now if the weather can just get with the program, that’d be great. Thanks. Anyway, here are some of the things I’m looking forward to (some of which overlap! Oh no!) Northern Voice 2012 One my favourite annual conferences—Northern Voice is all about personal blogging and social media. It has a new home this year at W2 and I’ll be volunteering for part of it (my first time volunteering!). I was just a conference attendee in 2010 Continue Reading »
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Also tagged a midsummer fete, art, bc highland games, car free day, community, crafts, events, festival, maker, mini-maker faire, northern voice, northern voice 2012, public dreams society, worldwide knit in public day, wwkip day
The very first SlutWalk happened in April of this year in Toronto, but it has since taken local, national and even international media by storm. SlutWalks are popping up all over major cities in Canada, USA and across Europe in response to victim-blaming. SlutWalk Toronto is a rally that began in response to the victim-blaming that occurs throughout society in response to rape and sexual abuse. The tipping point was when Constable Michael Sanguinetti of the Toronto Police Service advised women at York University to “not dress like sluts” to avoid getting sexually assaulted. Unfortunately this is not an isolated Continue Reading »
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Also tagged canada, empowerment, human rights, international women's day, politics, pop culture, rally, rape, sex, sexual abuse, slutwalk, women
Did you know1 that: Among working age Canadians, 3 million (14.6%) struggle with very serious literacy challenges. They have difficulty with even the most basic written materials. Another 5.8 million (27%) can work with print information but not well. More than half of Canadians (55%) do not have the minimum numeracy skills necessary to meet the information demands of today’s world.