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Feminist City 4.0: Cities & Migration

Join the School of Cities and the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) for the Feminist City event: Cities and Migration, where we explore the redesign of urban environments and institutions to foster inclusivity and dismantle gender inequality.

Cities thrive on migration, and embracing newcomers is essential for a prosperous future. However, many immigrants, and women in particular, often find themselves left behind when it comes to integration into the social and economic life of a city.

How can cities respond to the unique needs of newcomers? How can we empower immigrants to safely and actively participate in economic, political, and social activities?

Answering these questions is relevant to businesses, policymakers, civic organizations, developers, planners, and all who benefit when we create vibrant and flourishing cities.

Join our expert panel as they discuss ideas and actions to foster inclusivity and provide newcomers of all genders with opportunities to succeed and thrive.

This event is co-hosted by The Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) and the School of Cities


Sara Asalya, Executive Director, Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto

Tatiana Ferguson, Co-Founder, Black Queer Youth Collective and Community leader-in-residence, Queer and Trans Research Lab at Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto

Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University

Nicole Watson, Manager, Policing Reform, Social Development, Finance and Administration, City of Toronto

Moderator: Sarah Kaplan, Professor and Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management

Opening Remarks: Karen Chapple, Professor and Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto