Lunch & Learn: Community Based Models for Safety – Edmonton SafeWalk Program
Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants!
When: Wednesday, August 17, 2022, @ noon!
Speakers: Wati Rahmat (founder of Sisters Dialogue), Juanita Gnangpragam (Community Inclusion Coordinator, EFCL), and Leslee Mackey (SafeWalk Project Coordinator)
Please join us on August 17, 2022 to hear what we’ve learned so far implementing a community-based approach that aims to increase safety and well-being – including the role of training in anti-oppression and community allyship skills to build trust, and the need for natural relationship building opportunities between neighbours.
The Edmonton SafeWalk pilot is a partnership between the the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, the City of Edmonton and Sisters Dialogue, a cooperative formed to address issues faced by Muslim women in the climate of increased Islamophobic attacks against Muslim women.
The Edmonton SafeWalk pilot (www.edmontonsafewalk.ca ) aims to connect neighbours to walk together, focusing support on Black, racialized and visibly Muslim women. The core idea is that people are safer when walking together, and communities are safer when neighbours are connected.
Edmonton SafeWalk is piloting its concept in four communities in northeast Edmonton, through the Community Leagues in those areas.
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- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Aug 17 2022
- Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm