Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free conversations guided by citizens inspired by Jane Jacobs.
On the first weekend of May of each year, the Jane’s Walk festival takes place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s walks encourages people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors.
Held as part of the Jane’s Walk weekend, the Girls Walking Tour was organized in Calgary, an opportunity for girls to critically think about the world around them and express their ideas and opinions.
The girls focused their thoughts to include important topics throughout five stops along the way. In one of the stops they talked about healthy relationships and the importance of consent in all areas of life. In another point, the subject of sexism in video games was discussed, in another, racism, and in another about gender stereotypes.