Connecting the Past with the Future
Nearly a century ago, the Famous 5 paved the way for women to participate in matters of public life. The “Persons Case”, has also opened doors for other marginalized groups to gain rights over time, and that’s something we can all celebrate.
Why a Pink Tea?
In the era of the Famous 5, the term “Pink Tea” was a code word to gather women and discuss the issues.
When the Famous 5 were campaigning for women to have the right to vote and run for elected office, their suffrage meetings were disrupted by their opponents. Women traditionally held teas for the birth of children, when someone left the community, or other reasons. Men didn’t attend these teas so suffragists started calling their political meetings ‘Pink Teas’ and very few opponents attended.
Join BPW Calgary on October 9th to commemorate this monumental moment of history and continue the conversation. What the Famous 5 began we can continue. Put on your pink and be a part of the conversation as we discuss the issues for women today; pay equity, human trafficking, domestic violence, mental health, missing Indigenous girls and women, racial inequity, and more.
What are you fighting for?
The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Calgary “BPW Calgary” is a supportive network of professional women from diverse industries whose focus is developing the leadership potential of women in Calgary. Through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring, we strive to improve the economic, employment, political, and social conditions for all working women.
To celebrate the “Person’s Case” you can also join the Famous 5 Foundation on October 18th from noon to 1pm at Olympic Plaza. Details can be found at this link.