• Kwantlen Polytechnic University (map)
  • 12666 72 Avenue
  • Surrey, BC, V3W 2M8
  • Canada

KDocs is thrilled to announce a special, FREE Spring Mini-Fest—a double-feature of the award-winning documentaries RBG and Won't You Be My Neighbour?, including a Keynote Address and Panel Discussion.

Our world can feel increasingly divisive these days, and our hope is that, through these two films, we still can broach many of our most pressing concerns, but through the lens of individuals who have found their personal power and created change, even when having to work within larger superstructures they are bound by.

Please be sure to join us for this exciting event!

If you are a teacher, how about a field trip or assignment for your Spring syllabus to coincide with this event?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

KPU’s Surrey Conference Centre

Reception at 3:30pm
Welcome and Keynote Address at 4:00pm
RBG screening at 4:30pm
Panel at 6:00pm
Intermission / Reception at 6:45pm
Won't You Be My Neighbour? screening at 7:15pm

This event is FREE, but you must reserve via email a seat for EACH FILM you will attend. If you are attending both films, send a an email to both emails:

RBG: RSVP to rbg@kpu.ca
Won’t You Be My Neighbour?: RSVP to neighbour@kpu.ca.

We are doubly thrilled to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Ellen Woodsworth

Ellen Woodsworth is a writer, organizer, and international speaker and consultant on urban issues. A former Vancouver City councillor, Ellen is passionate about working for social justice, economic equality and environmentally sound planning.

Ellen works for cities to create social justice, economic equality, a creative culture and environmentally sustainable planning, using an equity/intersectional lens to ensure that cities work for everyone.

Ellen Woodsworth is the Founder and Chair of Women Transforming Cities which collaborated in writing “Advancing Equity and Inclusion a How to Guide for Municipalities.” She has spoken all over the world including at the UN International Women Friendly Cities Conference in Turkey in June 2015; UN Habitat 3 EU/North American Prague Conference; Cross-Cutting Expert Group Meeting: Human Rights and the New Urban Agenda, co-organized by the Habitat III Secretariat and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), New York City; and at many Canadian events.

Ellen coordinated a Queer Declaration for the Youth Division of UN Habitat and is speaking at the 6th Green Standards Week in Montevideo, Uruguay.

WTC produced a UN Habitat 3 project on “The City We Need”. Ellen spoke at and co launched the Women Friendly Cities International Challenge. She also spoke on the World Urban Forum and YoutHab Panels at UN Habitat 3 in Quito.

As External Chairperson of Women Transforming Cities she is working on a three year project funded by Status of Women Canada to examine systemic barriers to womens participation in local government partnered with Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women by examining the Cities of Vancouver and Surrey.

Our Panelists will be as follows:

  • Mebrat Beyene (Executive Director, WISH Drop-In Centre Society)

  • Cicely Blain (Co-founder, Black Lives Matter-Vancouver)

  • Chastity Davis (Chair, Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women for the Province of British Columbia)

  • Anita Huberman (CEO, Surrey Board of Trade)

  • Debra Parkes (Professor, UBC, and Chair, Centre for Feminist Legal Studies)

  • Jinny Sims (MLA, Surrey-Panorama)

Program Guide