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International Women's Day

Date Day Time Room Location
March 7, 2024 Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Event space Broadway campus
Award-winning investigative journalist Angela Sterritt will share stories of her resilience and overcoming challenges

Join the VCCFA for an empowering afternoon with guest speaker Angela Sterritt, an advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. She will be sharing stories of these women on Thursday, March 7 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Angela Sterritt is an award-winning investigative journalist and national bestselling author from the Wilp Wiik’aax (we-GAK) of the Gitanmaax (GIT-in-max) community within the Gitxsan (GICK-san) Nation on her dad’s side and from Bell Island Newfoundland on her maternal side. Sterritt worked as a television, radio, and digital journalist at CBC for more than a decade. She hosted the award-winning CBC original podcast Land Back.

Her book Unbroken, a work that is part memoir and part investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls became an instant national bestseller in May of 2023. Unbroken was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards and a Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust award for best non-fiction book in Canada. 

In 2021, Sterritt won an Academy Award (Canadian Screen Award) for Best Reporter of the Year in Canada for her coverage of an Indigenous man and his then 12-year-old granddaughter who were arrested while trying to open a bank account at BMO. In 2020, Sterritt was named in Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 list of the city’s 50 most influential people.

This event is made possible with major funding from the Vancouver Community College Faculty Association (VCCFA) and a microgrant from the VCC EDI committee.