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Equal Voice Alberta North presents: Dealing with the Media/Social Media

Wednesday August 10, 2016

"August 10, 2016: Dealing with the Media/Social Media

Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: City Hall, Heritage Room

Panel discussion with Deborah Drever, Karen Leibovici, Linda Trimble, and Leila Daoud 

 

This session will try to prepare you for the difficulties that a modern campaign can bring in the age of media and social media—especially for women. Our expert panel will talk about their experiences and suggest strategies for handling some of the bad stuff women can encounter on the campaign trail and while in office.

 

Deborah Drever, MLA, Calgary

Deborah Drever was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the Member for the constituency of Calgary-Bow on May 5, 2015.

 

She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills, the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee.

 

Born and raised in Calgary, Ms. Drever is enrolled at Mount Royal University, where she is working towards a bachelor of arts degree in sociology.

 

Throughout her postsecondary studies she has been active in various human rights organizations. She is a member of a feminist collective, and she shares in discourse focusing on women’s issues in Alberta.

 

Also active within her community, she has volunteered with a variety of not-for-profit organizations around Calgary since the age of eight. She has devoted over a decade to supporting the Calgary Folk Music Festival and has worked for over five years with GlobalFest, an international event that features fireworks displays and celebrates cultural diversity. Ms. Drever has also canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

 

She enjoys advocating for social justice and experiencing Calgary’s vibrant arts community. Her hobbies include hiking, skiing, travelling and learning new languages.

 

Karen Leibovici, consultant

Karen Leibovici is a four-term Edmonton City Councilor, two-term Alberta MLA and past-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

She was first elected to the Legislature in 1993 representing Edmonton Meadowlark and held that seat for two terms until 2001. She was then elected to Edmonton City Council and re-elected three more times. While on Council Karen served as chair or vice-chair of the community services, executive and transportation and public works committees, and the Edmonton Police Commission. She was also influential in spearheading Edmonton’s 10-year plan to end homelessness, revitalize retail in west Edmonton and through her leadership on the FCM she brokered a 53-billion-dollar infrastructure plan with the federal government for funding municipal projects across the country.

 

Along the way Karen worked with news media – lots of it. She has spent a lifetime working with media as a politician and brings first-hand experience to the interview. She has also experienced the power and influence of social media and now spends part of her time training municipal politicians to understand and harness this relatively new medium.

 

Linda Trimble, professor, political science, University of Alberta

Linda Trimble received her Ph.D. from Queen’s University in 1990, and has been teaching Canadian politics and gender politics in the Department of Political Science since 1989. 


Her current work is on media representations of Canadian party and electoral politics and women political leaders. She’s presently writing a book called Ms. Prime Minister: Media, Gender and Leadership. Reporting about Canada’s women premiers will likely be her next area of scholarly investigation. She retains a long-standing research interest in women’s representation in Canadian politics, and recently co-edited a book on this topic, called Stalled.

 

Leila Daoud, CEO, Dynamite PR

Leila Daoud has conducted more than 1700 interviews in her career as a public relations professional. She became interested in public relations after her internship in the House of Commons. Leila has advanced public relations training from the University of Alberta, Mount Royal University and NAIT. She is a nationally published author, guest speaker at universities and conferences and an award winning marketer. In her work for international NGOs, municipal governments and law enforcement services, Leila trained thousands of people to effectively use traditional and social media to their advantage.

 

Equal Voice is proud to announce our #YEGparity Speakers Series. The series will take place from April through August 2016, with the goal of inspiring, encouraging, and motivating women to run for office.

 

Don’t have a babysitter?  Don’t let that stop you from joining us!   While we cannot offer babysitting services, we will have a designated kid’s zone featuring games and activities to keep younger kids entertained."

 

Information taken from https://yegparity.ca/events/.

 

For more inforamtion and to purchase tickets please click here https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/yegparity-speaker-series-tickets-23099600527?ref=wpwidget.


 

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Equal Voice uOttawa presents: The 7th Annual uOttawa She Will Run Conference

Saturday April 09, 2016

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Special EV Reception: Join Us to Welcome the Women of the 42nd Parliament

Wednesday February 17, 2016

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Equal Voice Alberta North presents: YEG Parity Launch Party

Wednesday January 27, 2016

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Equal Voice NCR presents: Holiday Party 2015

Monday November 23, 2015

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