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The Stories that Change Communities: An International Women’s Day Workshop

Date: Mar. 24, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Location: Hazel McCallion Campus, 4180 Duke of York Blvd., Mississauga

Glass installation hanging from the ceiling of the Atrium in Hazel McCallion Campus' A-Wing

Explore the connections between college, community, and the government as we question the crises of the moment that need our current attention. The Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Social Construction Workshop Series presents The Stories that Change Communities: An International Women’s Day Workshop with Sara Cumming.

Sara Cumming is an award-winning researcher and sociology professor at Sheridan. In recognition of International Women’s Day, this workshop provides a platform to hear about Sara’s work as Executive Director for Home Suite Hope, a Halton-based organization that helps mothers with children overcome homelessness. Sara has recently been honoured as a 2023 Women of Distinction nominee by YWCA Hamilton.

Sara will discuss opportunities for how we can apply specific skills—writing, editing, marketing, creative problem-solving and more—in order to enact social change for equity-deserving groups in our local communities. This discussion will explore the ways that we can work both as individuals and collaboratively, and the staying power of strong storytelling and its relevance to raising awareness about the needs of vulnerable populations.

There will be an opportunity to participate in a survey during the workshop and take-away knowledge of volunteer and internship work opportunities. A Q&A will follow the event.

Date: March 24, 2023
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: A145 (A-Wing, 1st floor), Hazel McCallion Campus, 4180 Duke of York Boulevard, Mississauga

Visitors may park in the municipal parking lots behind Hazel McCallion Campus A and B buildings. Pay stations are available in the parking lots. View map of Hazel McCallion Campus.

Registration is not required for this event. If you have any questions about the event, or if you require accommodation or information about accessibility, please contact Saadia Salamath at saadia.salamath@sheridancollege.ca

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