Women at Work: Across Borders, Boundaries and Barriers – Innovate Inclusion

Women at Work: Across Borders, Boundaries and Barriers

In this International Women’s Week, join us for what promises to be an insightful panel discussion on the exploitation of women’s labour. Panelists will draw on their expertise and lived experiences to highlight the unique challenges facing Indigenous, migrant and newcomer women at work.

Moderator: Denise O’Neil Green, Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion

Panelists :

Audrey Huntley is a filmmaker and the co-founder of the Toronto based network No More Silence – the group works to honour MMIWGT2S and support community efforts to end violence, land reclamation and land defence while asserting sovereignty. In her day job, she is the victim rights paralegal at Aboriginal Legal Services. She lives in Toronto with her street rescue dog, Kimei.

Bhutila Karpoche is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Parkdale—High Park. In June 2018, Bhutila made history by becoming the first person of Tibetan heritage to be elected to public office in North America. Bhutila is active on issues around social justice and public health. She is a longtime advocate of affordable housing, workers’ rights, and public healthcare.

Hawa Mire is a proven strategic senior leader with twelve years of non-profit experience focused on high-impact community development in the youth, housing and education sectors. Hawa is a critical commentator that has been featured on Macleans, Briarpatch Magazine, Metro Morn-ing, Rabble among othersIn 2017 she completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University where her research examined community storytelling as a place of transformation.

Pinky Paglingayen is a former live-in caregiver who arrived here in Canada in Dec. 2004. She is a Settlement Counselor at The Neighbourhood Organization serving caregivers and newcomers.

Food and light refreshments will be provided. This event is a part of International Women’s Week at Ryerson University.


Mar 06 2020


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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