Gender Equality: Human Rights Activist Sally Armstrong Says There’s Never Been a Better Time to be a Woman

 

 

Speaker: Sally Armstrong, Canadian Journalist, Author and Human Rights Activist

 

Her work is easy to admire — providing an outlet to victims who want to have a voice, shining a light on struggles around the globe, driving change — and her journey is even more inspiring when you go back to the beginning. How did a high school phys-ed teacher with no aspirations of writing become “the war correspondent for the world’s women,” as she’s often called? How did a mom of three living in Oakville end up in Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Sudan, to name a few? In this episode of Live From the Podium, Sally Armstrong — multi-award winning journalist, bestselling author, and human rights activist shares the origin of her story, and why she believes “there’s never been a better time in human history to be a woman.”

 

 

Minutes

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0:35

Laura McGowan, Director, Portfolio Marketing & Brand Communications at Ricoh Canada Inc. introduces Sally Armstrong

3:35

Sally Armstrong is welcomed to the stage

5:30

How her journey began

7:35

The societal differences between women and men

8:30

The impact of her hero — Doris Anderson

10:00

The one journalism assignment that changed her career

13:30

“I thought, if no one is going to do these stories, I’m going to do these stories”

15:15

Why she believes the future will be better

16:00

Education for girls

18:20

The next generation of activists: The story of Malala Yousafzai

20:30

Why women’s history is flawed

23:35

The power shift: why now

25:00

The forth wave: social media

28:00

Where we go now and our next step

29:30

Working with the next generation of boys

32:03

Innocent bystander is sometimes an oxymoron

   

The Powerful Impact of Activism: How Autumn Peltier is Leading the Next Generation

 

 

Speaker: Autumn Peltier, Clean Water Advocate and Anishinabek Nation Chief Water Commissioner

 

For most of us, the biggest thing we were rallying for at 15 was an extension on our curfew or a new outfit — but Autumn Peltier is not your average 15-year-old. Newly appointed as the Anishinabek Nation chief water commissioner, Autumn has already spent years advocating for water protection in First Nations communities, and around the world. Sharing the message of the sanctity and importance of clean water, Autumn is making some serious waves — from her debut global speech at the Children’s Climate Conference in Sweden in 2015, to the 2019 address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In this episode of Live From the Podium, Autumn shares her story with a clear statement urging the community to respect the importance of clean water.

 

 

Minutes

Description

0:30

Alicia Dubois, Vice President, Indigenous Markets at CIBC introduces Autumn Peltier

3:40

Autumn Peltier land acknowledgement

4:30

Reflecting on being a 15 year old activist

5:15

The impact of the lack of clean water in Canadian indigenous communities

6:00

Autumn reflects on her grandmothers activism and commitment to the Canadian water crisis

6:55

Call to the federal government

9:05

Her mentorship as the new Anishinabek Nation chief water commissioner

9:30

Speaking on her activism and how her story is being heard

10:45

Call to action to the community