Radio — Women Transforming Cities

On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, long-time activist and former Vancouver city councillor Ellen Woodsworth talks about the work of the organization she co-founded, Women Transforming Cities.

For all the victories that movements have won over the years, cities remain hostile and unequal places for many women, particularly poor and racialized women. The goal of Women Transforming Cities is to push the City of Vancouver, and cities across Canada and around the world, to include substantive participation from diverse women and girls in decision-making processes, to reflect the needs of women and girls in decisions about everything from urban design to budgeting, and to apply an explicitly intersectional feminist lens to all of the many and diverse activities in which city governments engage. Woodsworth talks about women and cities, about her organization, and about the work that it is doing to transform urban areas to make them more equal and just spaces for women and girls.


To learn more about Women Transforming Cities, click here.

Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada through in-depth interviews that concentrate not on current events or the crisis of the moment, but on giving people involved in a broad range of social change work a chance to take a longer view as they talk about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. To learn more about the show in general, click here.

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Talking Radical Radio is brought to you by Scott Neigh, a writer, media producer, and activist based in Sudbury, Ontario, and the author of two books examining Canadian history through the stories of activists.

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