Centennial Dialogue Series (Event 2 of 4): Weaving Wisdom: Imagining the Future of Feminism

10 Sep 2019
Great Hall, Hart House

Centennial Dialogue Series (Event 2 of 4): Weaving Wisdom: Imagining the Future of Feminism

Historical photo of women protesting at Hart HouseDespite improvements made in the past century around women’s rights, the urgent demand for equality in response to the myriad and complex issues we face has pushed dialogue around feminism into sharper focus. What does the future of feminism look like?

That essential question will be the subject of the second instalment of Hart House’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Dialogue Series. On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 we will host a contemporary approach to a historic, ground-breaking debate staged at Hart House in 1929, where Canada’s first female Member of Parliament, Agnes Macphail debated the resolution, “This house views that the emancipation of women has been a failure”.

Now, a scant 90 years later, we invite you to join with us as we reimagine that debate as a dynamic public conversation led by an intersectional and intergenerational circle of leading feminist thinkers and doers. Together, we will consider where the feminist movement in Canada has been, where it is today, and where it can take us tomorrow.

Special guests include:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
7–9 pm
Great Hall, Hart House
FREE for Students with a valid TCard / $10 General Admission

6:30 pm: Doors open (Pre-registration required)
7 pm: Weaving Wisdom: Imagining the Future of Feminism
9 pm: Please join us for post reception in the Lower Gallery

In partnership with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre and the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office, University of Toronto

Please join us after the event for food and conversation in the Lower Gallery.

Access notes
Children are welcome. Wheelchair accessible via ramp and automatic door on the west side of Hart House, off Tower Road. Wheeltrans parking, ramp and automatic door are available off 7 Queen’s Park Circle entrance on the east side of the building. Gender neutral accessible washroom across the hall from the event space, wide enough for mobility devices and with an automatic door.

For any accessibility needs or accommodations please contact: harthouse100@harthouse.ca

Hart House has a long history of facilitating future-thinking conversations that in themselves became historic occasions. As part of our 100th Anniversary events, from May 2019 through May 2020, Hart House will host a Centennial Dialogue Series consisting of four (4)special events – each featuring a reimagining of one of the most significant debates from the past century. Set in Hart House’s Great Hall, this series will highlight topics that are still essential today – presented with contemporary participants, different formats, and new questions asked.  We know this series of public discussions will prove to be as provocative and timeless as their predecessors. Not to be missed, come and see the power of conversation at work in Hart House’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Dialogue Series.

View the entire Hart House Centennial Dialogue Series