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International Women's Day: Break the Bias


Celebrate International Women's Day with four incredible women, hosted by Sam Maciag from CBC News. Find out how we can break the bias and live in a world where difference is celebrated.

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Zarqa Nawaz is a Canadian film and television producer, author, public speaker, journalist, and former broadcaster. She is the author of the novel Jameela Green Ruins Everything (March 2022), and the memoir Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, which was shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and two Saskatchewan Book Awards. She also created the hit CBC comedy series Little Mosque on the Prairie, the world’s first sitcom about a Muslim community living in the West, and is the creator and star of the forthcoming series Zarqa. Zarqa lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, with her loving but long-suffering family. Visit her at or on Twitter @ZarqaNawaz

Lori Campbell is 2-Spirit and is a member of Montreal Lake First Nation, Treaty 6 territory. She is an intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School system and a child from the Sixties Scoop generation. Lori has made it her career advocating for social justice and working towards a more equitable society for all. With over 13 years of progressive leadership in student services, academics, research and administration, Lori is an experienced leader in education. Through the sharing of her lived experiences, traditional knowledge, and professional proficiencies she provides uncomfortable truths required for advancing processes of decolonization, Indigenization, and reconciliation within organizations and communities. Lori holds two undergraduate degrees (Indigenous Studies and Psychology), a master’s degree in Adult Education and is a PhD candidate in Social Justice Education. She currently holds the position of Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement at the University of Regina.

Kelsey Sproat was born and raised in Saskatchewan and is proud to call Treaty 4 Territory her home. She is a parent of one girl, an independent consultant working in information security with the Government of Saskatchewan, and a Saskatchewan Roughrider fanatic. After a lengthy struggle with gender identity, she recently came to terms with and accepted herself as a transgender woman. She is discovering and living as her authentic self and building a platform from which to share her story.

Kerry Benjoe is from the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation and lives in Regina, with a journalism career that spans nearly two decades. In 2002, she produced her first freelance article for Eagle Feather News. Four years later she was hired by the Regina Leader Post where she became the first Indigenous reporter hired full time in the paper's history. Kerry spent 13 years there as a general assignment reporter where she covered every news beat from sports to federal politics, but always maintained a strong interest in Indigenous stories. In 2019, she attended the University of Regina where she received her Master of Journalism. Last year, Kerry was recruited by CBC after her stint as a student. Earlier this year, she became CBC Saskatchewan's first Indigenous Storyteller. She is currently using her years of experience as a reporter and storyteller to expand the readership of Saskatchewan's leading Indigenous newspaper, Eagle Feather News. 

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Mar 8 2022, 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Online, Zoom 5

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Special Events


Special Event, Multicultural, Artist and Author Talks
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