Iconic Female Activist and Alberta's Premier Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence, Homelessness and Poverty
CALGARY, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The YWCA of Calgary, and presenting sponsor Vermilion Energy, is proud to announce that the WHYWHISPER Gala will be held on November 15, 2012 at the TELUS Convention Centre.
The YWCA of Calgary will host iconic female activist, Gloria Steinem, as the keynote speaker at the 2012 WHYWHISPER Gala. After sharing her insights into the lives of women in the 21st century she will be joined, in conversation, by Alberta Premier The Honourable Alison Redford.
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 recipient of countless awards and honours as well as the author of many books.
"We are extremely fortunate to have Gloria Steinem as our keynote speaker for our second annual WHYWHISPER Gala as well as having Premier Redford attend," said Sue Tomney, CEO of the YWCA of Calgary. "We are very excited to be hosting such strong female role models. Their involvement highlights the importance of speaking up and speaking out on behalf of Calgary's most vulnerable women and children."
The YWCA of Calgary has been speaking up and speaking out for the city's most vulnerable for the past 100 years. This fundraising gala will help draw attention to issues around domestic violence, homelessness and poverty and will generate funds necessary to support the YWCA in achieving its mission.
Tickets are now on sale, and going fast, at www.ywcaofcalgary.com/whywhispergala. Ticket prices are $250 per person or $2,000 for a table of eight.
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. www.ywcaofcalgary.com
SOURCE: YWCA of Calgary
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