Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
September 29, 2017

Government of Yukon and MacBride Museum celebrate Women’s History Month with series of speakers

The Government of Yukon and MacBride Museum are partnering to host a series of talks in celebration of Women’s History month. Each Monday in October, with the exception of Thanksgiving, speakers will present on an aspect of Yukon h(er)story through the lens of gender.

The Resilience and Resistance-themed talks will begin at 7pm at MacBride Museum with short presentations from a variety of Yukon leaders in the Indigenous, Francophone, Filipino and LGBTQ2S+ communities. Topics will range from disenfranchisement of Indigenous women to language preservation and activism. The talks are open to the public and free to attend.

The series is an initiative of the Government of Yukon’s Women’s Directorate, in partnership with the MacBride Museum of Yukon History.

Quotes

“This speaker series will showcase diversity within Yukon, celebrating the unique impact women and other trailblazers have had in our communities over time. The talks will reveal the important role resistance and resilience have played in the h(er)stories of these groups.”

–Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate and Minister of Tourism and Culture Jeanie Dendys

“MacBride is pleased to partner with the Government of Yukon to showcase these stories during Women’s History month. We partner with a variety of organizations throughout the year to bring Yukon’s stories to the public and visitors. We aim to bring attention to Yukon stories that might not otherwise be heard through presentation events including Wayback Wednesdays, summer lectures and partnership series such as this one.”

–MacBride Museum executive director Patricia Cunning

Quick facts

  • October is Women’s History Month in the Yukon and Canada. This month was set aside to celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout history.
  • In previous years, the Women’s Directorate has created a poster to celebrate Women’s History Month as a way to highlight the contributions of Yukon women to their communities. 
  • This is the first year a speaker’s series will be taking place as part of the Women’s History month celebrations in Yukon.
  • Interested speakers are encouraged to contact the Women’s Directorate to participate in future events.

Learn more: Facebook event

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Alex Hill
Communications, Women’s Directorate
867-667-8675
alex.hill@gov.yk.ca

Patricia Cunning
Executive Director, MacBride Museum
867-667-2709
pcunning@macbridemuseum.com

News Release #17-199