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Drinks & discussion with female activists

A tribute to the female activists behind International Women's Day. In order to recognize their achievements, we decided to combine cocktails and inspiration, with the help of:

  1. Marika Anthony-Shaw: founder of Plus1, an organization that she founded while a member of Arcade Fire. They work with bands like The National and Macklemore to do good.

  2. Beatrice Deer: singer for the Beatrice Deer band, and an Inuit woman who has survived and overcome almost every statistic applied to indigenous communities here in Canada: suicide, addiction, depression. She lives in and links both the Inuit community and the non-indigenous community.

  3. Jane Rabinowicz: executive director at USC Canada and founder and executive director of the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. She works with farmers around the world to ensure that the seeds they plant remain diverse, before we all end up eating nothing but wheat and potatoes.

We also asked our guests what issue they wish they could solve, if they could be activists in their own worlds. Check out their answers in the images below, courtesy George Mavitzis.

For me the event was very moving and inspiring because this women were so authentic and generous with sharing their struggles and joys in pursuing a cause that they believe in. It’s a great thing you’re doing. We’re glad to be a part of it now.

— Lorena Garcia

Thank you to WeWork for their space and their support. Visit their website to set up a tour!