Weaving Wisdom: Imagining the Future of Feminism

Centennial Dialogue Series (Event 2 of 4)

Despite 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:

  • Candy Palmater (Moderator)
  • Linda Silver Dranoff and Ruvimbo Mutangadura (Opening)
  • Judy Rebick
  • Ceta Ramkhalawansingh
  • Shelia Sampath
  • Arezoo Najibzadeh
  • Yamikani Msosa
  • Others TBA


When: Tues., Sept. 10, 2019, Time: 7–9 pm
Where: Great Hall, Hart House
Cost: Free for Students / $10 General Admission / Register now

In partnership with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre, Anti-Racism and Culture 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

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From Spring 2019–Spring 2020, Hart House celebrates its 100th anniversary as a student-focused centre for the arts, dialogue and wellness at the University of Toronto.

Hart House has a long history of facilitating future-thinking conversations that in themselves became historic occasions. As part of our 100th Anniversary celebrations, 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.

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