A discussion about women's safety in Edmonton's busiest neighbourhoods.
Written by Jeff Samsonow | Photos by Lee Craig
How can we address street harassment, and ensure that women can safely live, work and play in Edmonton’s core neighbourhoods?
Do women feel safe in Edmonton’s central neighbourhoods?
As we saw in our feature story on the issue of street harassment, some women have left downtown because of the abuse they suffered. Others feel like it’s getting worse with the growing entertainment district attracting large crowds fueled by alcohol.
How can we address street harassment, ensuring that women can safely live and work in, and enjoy, Edmonton’s core neighbourhoods?
This was the question put to the panel at The Yards spring 2018 issue launch and salon. As part of our partnership on the topics of street harassment, we recorded the discussion and you can now listen to it as a podcast.
Lana Cuthbertson, senior manager at ATB Financial’s business innovation Spark team and the chair of Equal Voice in Northern Alberta during last year’s campaign to get more women running for and elected to municipal office.