UN Women National Committee Canada

August 18, 2015 11:21 ET

Almas Jiwani and Caldwell First Nation to Exchange Lessons on Equality

LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 18, 2015) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

Almas Jiwani, champion of gender equality and global ambassador of peace will be speaking on gender equality with Caldwell First Nation on September 10, 2015 in Leamington, Ontario.

Leading up to the talk, Chief Hillier said, "In the struggle for women to have equity and equality, Almas Jiwani is a beacon that reaches into the darkest recesses of despair to light the path that guides us to equality. Caldwell First Nation is proud to welcome Almas to our Ancestral Land."

Ms. Tamara Stomp, whose firm is sponsoring the event, expressed its importance stating, "It is an honour to host the internationally renowned Almas Jiwani in Windsor-Essex County. Heading into the federal election, and with our economy teetering on the abyss of another official recession, it is timely for us to hear her message for gender equality and the social, economic and political empowerment of women."

"I invite you to join me to listen to this powerful and influential speaker on her journey across the globe, playing a crucial role in building networks among charitable institutions and socially responsible businesses, and seeking social justice. If not for yourself, then for your mother, or sister, friend, or neighbour and for all of our daughters who are inheriting a world that needs change."

Upon being asked to speak, Ms. Jiwani said, "Canada must be a champion for gender equality on its own frontier before it can become the influential humanitarian body the world so desperately needs. I am therefore deeply humbled to be welcomed so generously to the Caldwell Ancestral Lands to not only share the lessons on equality, but learn from stories that must be heard."

The event will be held on September 10, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 pm 14 Orange St. Leamington, ON., N8H 1P5.

To RSVP and hear Ms. Jiwani speak with the Caldwell First Nation, please contact Carrie Ann Peters at 519-322-1766 or carrieann-28@hotmail.com.

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About Caldwell First Nation

The Caldwell First Nation (also known as Chippewas of Pelee) is a First Nations band government whose reserve is located in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. They are an Anishinaabe group comprising the three bands: the Potawatomi, Odawa, and Ojibwa. The Caldwell First Nation are a distinct and federally recognized Indian band and used to be referred to by such names as: the "Chippewas of Pelee" and the "Point Pelee Indians" and "Caldwell's band of Indians."

Website: http://caldwellfirstnation.com/

Social Media: Follow the work of the Almas Jiwani @almasjiwani

Contact Information

  • For more information or for an interview
    with Ms. Almas Jiwani, please contact:
    Tabish Bhimani

    Yolande Antonuzzo