Electric City Magazine

is creating stories about gender equity

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Why Gender Equity?

Gender equity means fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different, but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations, and opportunities. How do we get there and navigate they myriad questions equity stirs up in our relationships?

Imagine citizen-led dialogue and community development in direct partnership with media.

Imagine spaces in which citizens gather to discuss what matters to them most and what they want to do about it. Now imagine thoughtful journalists fully engaged in these conversations, and along with citizens, craft stories about how people are stepping up to change their community in the direction of their aspirations. Imagine working together to understand and inform; design community responses; and co-create media that will Change the Story and Change Our City.

By bringing the work of Electric City Magazine together with the convening skills of the Peterborough Dialogues and the Resonance Centre, we are pioneering a new opportunity for Peterborough citizens to discuss what matters, decide what to do about it, and to shape news and media as we go. Check out the video from our launch event this past December.

Doing this work with fun, professionalism, and continuity requires Patrons. We have created new ways both for you to financially support the work, and for us to engage with citizens from all walks of life. While our content will always be free, patrons are invited into deeper rewards. To the right you can read about those rewards. Check out this video to learn more. If you can’t participate but would like to support the work financially you can pass your rewards along to a friend or invite us to hold them in reserve for another community member.

Soon we will also be inviting organizations to become partners and funders as well. Your support as individuals will be a magnet for their contributions.

To kick things off we are diving into four dialogue and media-making themes. We’ve created a Patreon Page for each one. This will help us fund the important work of journalism, and will also help us see where the energy is for specific coverage in the community. Click the links to visit those pages to learn more about the intentions for each theme and view a video message from the moderator of each theme.
You can pledge your support to ECM generally or to one of the a specific themes listed above. The rewards are the same across the board. Regardless of where you pledge your support you will receive all the rewards of your chosen level.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a crowd-funding site designed for creators. Patrons agree to give a regular donation every time the creator makes something—in our case, once a month, when we release an issue of Electric City Magazine.

Is Patreon a Canadian company?
What currency will I be charged in? Patreon is an American company, and all pledge amounts are in US dollars. Please also be aware that this means the charge on your form of payment will come from an American source.

When will I be charged?
Patreon will charge your form of payment on the 1st of the month, for any activity in the previous month. Because Electric City Magazine is released in the first week of the month, the money will come out at the beginning of the next month. For example, if our March issue is released March 6, your credit card will be charged for it on April 1.

When will I receive my reward?
At the higher pledge levels, patrons receive rewards, including access to our Patreon members-only feed, Electric City Magazine mugs and t-shirts, and access to Electric City Magazine events. Access to the members-only feed will start as soon as you sign up. Mugs and t-shirts will be sent out within 30 days of us receiving your first donation. For in-person and online events, we will send access codes and ticket information to your email.
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Once we hit our $3000/mth goal we will host regular Citizen Action Summits focused around this theme. We will invite community members and thought leaders in to discussion the issues and work together to find solutions.
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