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In addition to Alison’s experience as an emergency management professional, she has been active in the call for women’s equality and empowerment. Along with Paula Kirman, Alison co-organized the Edmonton Women’s March, attracting 5,000 participants – one of the largest rallies ever to take place at the Alberta Legislature.
The success of the Women’s March led Alison to be asked to consider running for public office in Edmonton’s municipal election in October 2017. Although she was not elected, she came in third place, out of 12 candidates.
Media clips (sorted by date):
City News Edmonton. Interview with Courtney Theriault. Jan 9, 2017. https://bit.ly/2YOGHPk.
CTV News Edmonton. Sister Marches around the world. January 21, 2017. https://bit.ly/3gJObJA.
Flare Magazine. It’s been Six Months Since the Women’s March. What’s Happened to the Canadian Movement? Sarah Boesveld. Jul 20, 2017. https://bit.ly/31E2TNV.
Global News Morning Edmonton. March On: Edmonton Women’s March boosted by #MeToo and #TimesUp. Interview with Erin Chalmers. Jan 18, 2018. https://bit.ly/3baF4k6.
Edmonton Journal. Women set to march in solidarity on Alberta legislature in Edmonton Saturday. Claire Theobald. Jan 19, 2018. https://bit.ly/32Cph9R.
Rolling Stone Magazine. Who Own’s the Women’s March? Tessa Stuart. Jan 20, 2018. https://bit.ly/2EOtpew.
CityNews Edmonton. One Year Later: Women’s Anniversary March. Jan 20, 2018. https://bit.ly/2Z3zdZd.
Global News. Edmontonians ‘making a point’ at second annual women’s march. Julie Wong. Jan 20, 2018. https://bit.ly/2EH9y0V.
CBC News. Edmonton Women’s March participants continue to push for equality. Jan 20, 2018. https://bit.ly/31ET0Q2.
CTV News. Edmonton Women’s March. Jan 20, 2018. https://bit.ly/32AkrKc.
CBC News. Tweet by UCP communications chair questioning need for Women’s Marches called ‘tone deaf’ by organizers. Jan 21, 2018. https://bit.ly/3jw4QC7.
Edmonton Journal. ‘Some battles take a lifetime’: Edmonton rally advocates for women’s rights, equality. Michelle LePage. Jan 22, 2018. https://bit.ly/2QCf3AK.
630 CHED. The Ryan Jesperson Show. Interview. Jan 23, 2018. https://bit.ly/31E2uen.