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A Conversation With Women In Politics

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Women continue to be underrepresented in politics worldwide. In Alberta, they represent only 29% of elected officials in the Provincial Legislative Assembly. A variety of barriers stand in their way of achieving full gender parity, including online harassment and generalized misogyny. 

Join us for this discussion with 2 current MLAs and one former MLA, where they'll talk about how they got involved in politics, the successes and challenges they experienced along the way and their suggestions to work towards a better future for women in politics. This discussion is part of the year-long Searching for Izena campaign. For more information:


Rajan Sawhney represents Calgary North-East in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and is the Minister of Community and Social Services.

Janis Irwin represents Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. She serves as the Official Opposition Deputy Whip and the Critic for Status of Women and LGBTQ2S+ Issues.

Laurie Blakeman represented Edmonton-Centre in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1997-2015. She served as Deputy Leader, Official Opposition House Leader and was the critic for dozens of ministries.

The event will be moderated by Tara McCarthy, the community, traffic and weather reporter on CBC Radio's Edmonton AM.

This online event will be hosted on Crowdcast. To register and attend, please go to EPL's Crowdcast page:

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