Toronto, Canada – Thursday, October 14, 2021
The media and entertainment industry play a momentous role in shaping cultural attitudes about gender. Gender stereotypes and underrepresentation in media can contribute to negative attitudes and violence toward women. However, today’s fast access to news, television, film, and music presents new opportunities for us to address gender inequalities and end gender-based violence (GBV).
KCA is proud to announce the fourth installment in their series addressing Gender-Based Violence: Media’s Role in Ending Gender-Based Violence. Register today and join the conversation featuring media and entertainment leaders as they discuss the ways we can move media toward telling the stories that foster gender equality.
To participate, please register for free at Eventbrite
Media’s Role in Ending Gender-Based Violence
Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm ET
The Webinar panelists will include:
- HON. RUBY SAHOTA – Member of Parliament, Brampton North
- PATRICIA BEBIA MAWA – Executive Vice President, Silver Trust Media
- DEBBIE NICHOLLS-SKERRIT – Creative & Holistic Wellness Professional & Artist
- SIMONE JENNIFER SMITH – Chief Reporter & Operations Manager Toronto Caribbean Newspaper
- TRICIAN-RENÉE EDWARDS – Founder of The Love & Light Collective & Love, Light & Learn TV
Webinar Host: SANJIT KAUR – Women & Gender Affairs Director, Kenyan Canadian Association
The webinar will be inclusive mainly addressing the impacts of Gender-Based Violence on survivors and families, introduce intervention strategies, as well as provide support resources to those affected.
Look out for the remaining webinar in this series coming soon:
Gender Equality and UN Women’s HeForShe – November 6th, 2021
If you’d like to catch up on past webinars before you attend this one, access the recorded video on the Kenyan Canadian Associations YouTube channel
The KCA is dedicated to implementing programs and offering services to Black, other racialized communities, and socially-excluded groups residing in Canada. Learn more at www.kcacanada.org