Iconic female activist WHYWHISPER Gala keynote speaker was announced at
today's YWCA 2012 Annual General Meeting
CALGARY, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) is thrilled to
announce that iconic female activist pioneer, Gloria Steinem, will be
the keynote speaker at the 2012 WHYWHISPER Gala held on November 15,
Gloria Steinem became nationally recognized as a leader and spokesperson
for the women's liberation movement in the late 1960's and 1970's. She
helped create both New York and Ms. magazines and the National Women's
Political Caucus. A prominent writer and political figure, Steinem has
founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipients of
countless awards and honours as well as author of many books.
"Having Gloria Steinem as our keynote speaker for our second annual
WHYWHISPER Gala is a true honour," said Sue Tomney, CEO of YWCA of
Calgary. "We are very excited to be hosting such a legendary female
activist and as a champion of women's rights, Steinem was an obvious
choice for the 2012 gala."
The YWCA of Calgary has been speaking up and speaking out for the city's
most vulnerable for the past 100 years. The gala will help draw
attention to the prevailing issues around family violence and poverty.
The YWCA of Calgary proudly announced Gloria Steinem at their 2012
Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. This year's AGM was
dedicated to the celebration of the year's achievements; the YWCA
honoured community partners, supporters, volunteers, individuals, and
corporate donors who have helped support the organization in their
mission to intervene, empower and lead when and where women need them
About the YWCA of Calgary
YWCA of Calgary is one of the longest serving social service
organizations in Calgary. During its more than 100 year history, the
organization has touched tens of thousands of lives and has evolved its
programming to meet the changing needs of women in the community.
Although other agencies focus on women's poverty and domestic violence,
the YWCA of Calgary also provides a continuum of services focused on
moving women from a position of vulnerability to one of sustainable
strength and opportunity. The YWCA of Calgary represents one of the
largest social agencies in the city, serving more than 10,000
Calgarians in 2011 alone.
SOURCE YWCA of Calgary
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