Women in Canada: 50 Years of Change

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February 15, 2017:

Due to weather warnings, we & Aboriginal Women’s Assoc will postpone the start of our study group on Women in Canada to March 2.

Fifty years ago, on February 16, 1967, the historic Royal Commission on the Status of Women was launched. Using this landmark Royal Commission as a starting point, a study group on women in Canada will meet bi-weekly from February to April to consider women’s equality decade by decade, from 1967-2017.

The study group will ask: What was particularly relevant for women during each 10-year period? How has women’s equality advanced in the last 50 years? Which women were left out of consideration and remain underrepresented in decision-making today?

The group will now launch on Thursday, March 2, 2017 (due to weather warnings for Feb 16) from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. and will focus on the years 1967-1977. The sessions will be held at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown. February is Black History Month and February 16 is midway through Family Violence Prevention Week. Lots to talk about!

Mark March 16 and 30; and April 13 and 27 for future study group sessions. Hosted by Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the PEI Public Library Service. For more information, contact 902-368-4510 or info@peistatusofwomen.ca or visit https://peiacsw.wordpress.com.

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, February 16, 2017

New listings this week:

1) New Study Group: Women in Canada: 50 Years of Change, now beginning March 2
2) Bystanders Can Save Lives
3) ACT’s “The Dining Room” – at Le Carrefour Theatre
4) The Old Stock: Songs of PEI Black History
5) Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course – Registration Now Open
6) Black Heritage Night
7) Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest 2017
8) February Vegan Potluck
9) Town of Cornwall Newsletter
10) City of Charlottetown – Fix It Fair
11) PEIBWA Activities
12) Annual Event: Grandmothers to Grandmothers Fabric & Yarn Sale
13) Need a hand to complete your tax return?

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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Bystanders Can Save Lives

PEI Family Violence Prevention Week, February 12 to 18, 2017, is focusing on what bystanders can do to help prevent and end violence. On December 6, 2016, at the Montreal Massacre Memorial Service in Charlottetown, PEI, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women Chairperson Mari Basiletti told her story of surviving an assault and having her life saved by a bystander’s intervention. Mari’s experience wasn’t family violence, but the bystander did not know this. Taking action as a bystander can save lives. Find out more about PEI’s Family Violence Prevention Week at stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca.

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, February 9, 2017

New listings this week:

1) New Study Group: Women in Canada: 50 Years of Change, begins February 16
2) Next Week! 2017 Family Violence Prevention Week, February 12-18
3) Summerside Walk in Silence
4) SAVE the DATE! Be Bold for Change: International Women’s Day March 8th
5) Tonight’s Event at UPEI Cancelled re International Development Week
6) African Heritage Month Prince Edward Island
7) PEIBWA Activities
8) Celebrate Black History Month: Baraka Family Arts and Crafts
9) Performance by Members of the Maritime Centre for African Dance
10) FreeSnoga (Outdoor Winter Yoga) Postponed to Feb 17
11) Legal Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants Launched
12) Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Safety Planning Online Survey for Service Providers
13) Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Message from Health Canada

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, February 2, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Silent Walk in Solidarity with Muslim Communities
2) Island Groups Host International Development Week Activities
3) Film Screening: The Real Thing: Coca, Democracy And Rebellion In Bolivia
4) Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network Atlantic Research Centre Webinars, February 6 and February 13
5) February 12 to 18 is Family Violence Prevention Week
6) PEI Thriftspotting Pop-up Flea Market
7) Chronic Pain Management Workshop
8) A Bloquer dans vos agendas – au Carrefour de l’Isle St Jean
9) PEIBWA Activities
10) 5th Annual Sweetheart Dinner for Anderson House
11) Scott Parsons & Pepeto Pinto
12) We are Stronger Together! Please Share This Advocacy Guide
13) Seniors Active Living Centre
14) Islander Family Fun Day in Charlottetown

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, January 26, 2017

New listings this week:

1) Bonshaw Ceilidh This Sunday
2) Soul Food is this Sunday!
3) PEIBWA Activities
4) Community Event/Vigil February 1
5) Living Well with Arthritis
6) We’re Hiring! Island Fringe Festival
7) Experience the Circle of Health: Transforming Approaches to Collaboration – Online Workshops
8) Songs of the Heart
9) ACT’s “The Dining Room”
10) Islander Day Workshop
11) 27th International Development Week
12) Summerside Culture & Heritage Awards Nominations Deadline

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, January 19, 2017

New listings this week:

1) PEI Status of Women Bursary Winners
2) PEI Status of Women’s Executive Meets in Summerside
3) Tomorrow – Snowshoe & Bonfire
4) Support the March on Washington
5) Rise for One Minute of Silence for Women’s Equality
6) PEIBWA Activities
7) Healthy Eating Classes with Margaret Prouse
8) Free Outdoor Community Skate – Let’s Get Active This Winter
9) January Community Vegan Potluck *location Change*
10) LGBTQ Youth Group; Charlottetown
11) Save the Date: Women in Canada: 50 Years of Change

The current and past issues of our Thursday E-News with upcoming community events and notices are available at the following links:

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Previous listings by title

To view the e-newsletter with specific details about an event, click on the title link. Lots of things happening next week:

 

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