U.S. Consulate General in Québec City Organizes Discussion on Gender Equality

In cooperation with Quebec High School, U.S. Consulate General Québec City was pleased to host a virtual discussion on Balancing the Scales, an American Film showcase documentary on gender equity by lawyer and filmmaker Sharon Rowen. Dr. Mélanie Zimmerman, Consul General of the United States in Québec City, moderated the discussion on gender equality and was the lead panelist.

Panelists included Dr. Guylaine Demers, Professor and Claire-Bonenfant Chair – Women, Knowledge and Societies; Megda Belkacemi, lawyer; Karen Huntress, Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa; and Brigitte Wellens, Executive Director at Voice of English Quebec.

“I want to be a catalyst for change,” was a moving quote from one of the participants at the end of the discussion as they shared their personal stories.

Thanks to Quebec High School, our panelists, and our guests for being part of this motivating discussion!