Thursday November 16 2017
Femme Film (7:00PM Films/8:00 PM Panel)
Collectivism and Activism: A Feminist Perspective from the Margins: With films from the Canadian film matrimony including the groundbreaking Studio D, and Calgary’s own Herland. Accompanying panel discussion including local perspectives from both organizations and special guest Bonnie Thompson.
Femme Wave wishes to thank the University of Calgary Women’s Studies Program and Library and Cultural Resources Special Collections for their contributions to this evenings program.
Friday November 17, 2017
(6:15 PM Panel/Films screening on a loop 7:00PM–9:00 PM, EMMEDIA)
Infiltrating and Dismantling Dominant Narratives: The Manifestation of Intersectionality in Modern Feminist Shorts: With films by Canadian feminist film makers exploring themes of contemporary feminism and a panel exploring local experiences of working in film from the margins.
Femme Wave wishes to thank EMMEDIA for it’s support for this year’s film programming. In particular this program is produced through EMMEDIA's Homegrown Curatorial Program.
Saturday November 18, 2017
Sunday November 19, 2017
Chantal is a Cree/Métis woman living in Calgary, with roots in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. She is an activist, artisan, and performer with a strong presence throughout the city. Join us for a smudging and welcome song with Chantal.
Grassroots organizing and social movements are vital for making change, accomplishing projects, and shifting political landscapes. Are you a part of a grassroots group or do you have an idea for a project, event, or campaign but need help getting organized from the bottom up? In this interactive group discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn from fellow feminist activists; bring your ideas and questions, learn from their experiences, and discuss potential challenges and opportunities for collaboration. Don’t have an idea? Bring your valuable input and unique experience to add to the discussions! Guest facilitators will include: the Canada Period Project, Emily Leedham, Olivia Golosky, Kate Jacobson, Selina Renfrow, and Romy Garrido.
In this panel, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from Femme Wave headliner, Sammus! We will look at what it means to find your way through the music scene while celebrating diversity and staying true to your own voice. Stay tuned for panelist announcements!
Come learn basic car maintenance skills to learn what’s under your hood, how to keep yourself safe on the road, and how to fix things yourself. This workshop will include hands on training and tips.
Gain an introduction to vocals, starting with a series of breathing exercises and demonstrations, leading into a handful of vocal warm-ups that will ignite all the registers and vowel placements. These can be routines they carry however long they wish to stay crisp! Everyone will walk away knowing how important it is to stretch those tiny delicate muscles and also little regiments to take back home as well. Not only is it about warm ups but it's about your general health as well!
After checking out our Zine Fair, come learn the basics of designing and creating your own zine with Krow Potter. Presented with the Calgary School of Informal Education.
Learn meaning, symbol and archetype behind this most familiar astral body. This workshop will track the travels of Luna as she shapeshifts her way through her cycle. What can we learn about these cycles to help us sync our life experience to a more natural flow? We will visit the Moon through the astrological signs and in relation to the other luminary in the chart – the Sun. Bring your Moon or the Moon in your chart related questions, or come find out if you don’t already know!
This workshop provides participants with a deeper understanding of the roots of homophobic and sexual bullying and harassment. We explore strategies to address bullying, prevent harassment, and highlight the roles of bystanders. Participants leave prepared and confident to address this issue in a way that empowers the person experiencing harassment, while providing teachable moments to those engaging in it.