What Keeps Women from Politics?


October 27, 2005 :: Melanie Thomas
Moderated by

SACPA Thursday, October 27, 2005
Why Are Young Canadian Women Disengaging From the Political Process?

Why aren''t young Canadian women voting?
What are the factors and can they be changed?
Do young Canadian women feel left out of politics?
Who are their role models?
What do we do to our female politicians?
Does the media treat politicians differently according to gender?
What is there is a young woman''s life that is linked to politics?

Speaker: Melanee Thomas

Melanee Thomas holds a BA with Great Distinction from the University of
Lethbridge. She is currently studying for her Master''s degree at the
University of Calgary. She was the 2003 YWCA Young Woman of Distinction
in Lethbridge. She was the former President of the University of
Lethbridge Students'' Union. Ms Thomas is the past Executive Director of
the Council of Alberta University Students. She was the NDP candidate in
the 2004 federal election and is currently a nominated candidate for the
upcoming federal election. She is also an active member of the Graduate
Students'' Association at the University of Calgary. Ms. Thomas is
originally from Granum, Alberta.

Moderator: Dr. Bev M√ľndel-Atherstone

Location: Sven Ericksen''s Family Restaurant, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive S.
Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m. / Cost: $8.00 includes lunch

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