seminar title Women, Society and Spaces
This walk highlights not only the role of women in Canadian society and history through existing landmarks, but also their absence in representations, recognition and accolades in public spaces and consciousness. The first stop is the Women are Persons Monuments—a rare tribute to women in Canadian history—on Parliament Hill discussing the legacy of the Famous 5 and continue across Parliament Hill to the Supreme Court of Canada and down to City Hall. Participants will consider women’s historical roles, and the myriad of firsts: the first female Member of Parliament, the first female Prime Minister, the first female Supreme Court justice, the first female mayor of Ottawa, among others. But participants will also reflect on contemporary issues: how are women faring today? How can we further women’s advancement? This tour will challenge our perceptions of how women are recognized and situated in Canadian history and society. The walk departs from Bridgehead Coffee, 96 Sparks Street (at Metcalfe) at 10:30am. About your tour guide: Amy Kishek is highly committed to promoting the advancement of women in all areas of public life. Amy is pursuing her Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa in English Common Law, and serves as chair of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Ottawa Chapter. Amy is the founder of the Equal Voice Experiences national mentorship program funded by Status of Women Canada, and currently serves on Equal Voice’s National Board of Directors. Amy completed her Master’s degree in political economy at the University of Toronto. She has extensive work experience in political and public service — on the Hill, in the community, and abroad.
- walking seminar guide - Women, Society and Spaces
- availability - this (de)tour will not be part of our 2016 season
- meeting place - Bridgehead Coffee, 96 Sparks Street (at Metcalfe)