Celebrating Women, Activism and Advocacy / Célébrons les femmes, l’activisme et la revendication

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INternational Women's Day 2015Celebrating Women, Activism and Advocacy

Charlottetown, February 27, 2015 – “Advocacy, Activism, and Agitation” is the theme of PEI’s 2015 International Women’s Day celebrations. Events will kick off on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. with an IWD Coffee House at St. Peter’s Church Hall, entrance at the corner of Fitzroy and Rochford streets. The event celebrates “Bread and Roses,” a reference to the historic activism of women garment workers who demanded an end to unsafe labour conditions in the early 1900s. The Coffee House will feature music, dance and comedy performances by a diversity of Island women.

“The Advisory Council on the Status of Women is pleased to work with women’s organizations and individual women activists to both celebrate achievements and agitate for improvements in women’s equality in our province,” says Program Coordinator, Michelle Jay.

On Monday evening, Cinema Politica will host a screening of Gulabi Gang, a 2012 documentary about a women’s vigilante group in India. These pink-clad women travel long distances by cart and tractor, bus and train, to wrest justice for women, undeterred by sneering policemen and condescending bureaucrats. A moderated discussion will follow the film screening. This event is scheduled for March 9 at 7:00 pm at Murphy’s Community Centre.

The third event, entitled What will make it happen? Advocacy // Activism // Agitation: Repatriating Abortion services on Prince Edward Island will take place at the Murphy Community Centre, March 10 at 7:00 pm.

“The wisdom circle is a chance for the community to share their knowledge on reproductive justice and explore possible solutions to the lack of local abortion access on PEI,” says Becka Viau, the main organizer. At this event, members of the public are welcomed to join reproductive justice advocates, activists and academics in a participatory discussion that will explore the complex relationships required to achieve social change and local access to publicly funded abortion services on PEI.

All events are offered free of charge and open to the public.

For more information about the 2015 International Women’s Day events, contact info@peistatusofwomen.ca or call 902.368.4510.

www.gov.pe.ca/acsw/iwd2015

Célébrons les femmes, l’activisme et la revendication

Charlottetown, le 27 février 2015 – « La revendication, l’activisme et l’agitation » est le thème choisi pour les célébrations de la Journée internationale de la femme 2015 à l’Île du Prince Édouard. La première activité se tiendra le dimanche 8 mars, à 14 h, sous forme de café-rencontre à la salle paroissiale de l’église St. Peter’s (l’entrée se situe à l’angle des rues Fitzroy et Rochford). L’événement célébrera la marche de protestation « du pain et des roses », un événement historique du début des années 1900 durant lequel les travailleuses de l’industrie du vêtement avaient dénoncé leurs conditions de travail dangereuses. Il y aura de la musique, de la danse et des spectacles d’humour présentés par des femmes de l’Île.

« Le Conseil consultatif sur la situation de la femme est heureux de collaborer avec les organismes pour les femmes et les militantes pour célébrer nos réussites, tout en réclamant des améliorations au niveau de l’équité en faveur des femmes dans notre province », de dire Michelle Jay, coordonnatrice du programme.

Lundi soir, Cinema Politica présentera Gulabi Gang, un documentaire réalisé en 2012 au sujet d’un groupe de justicières de l’Inde. Ces femmes vêtues en rose voyagent de longues distances en chariot et tracteur, en autobus et en train afin de lutter pour les droits des femmes. Elles ne se laissent pas décourager par des policiers qui rient d’elles ni par des fonctionnaires qui se montrent condescendants à leur endroit. Il y aura une discussion modérée après la présentation du documentaire. Cet événement se tiendra le 9 mars à 19 h, au Murphy’s Community Centre.

Le troisième événement, intitulé What will make it happen? Advocacy // Activism // Agitation: Repatriating Abortion services on Prince Edward Island se tiendra au Murphy’s Community Centre le 10 mars à 19 h.

« Le cercle de la sagesse est une occasion pour les gens de partager leurs connaissances au sujet de la justice sexuelle et reproductive et d’explorer les solutions possibles au manque d’accès aux services d’avortement à l’Île », de déclarer Becka Viau, l’organisatrice principale. Durant cet événement, les membres du public sont invités à se joindre aux défenseurs de la justice sexuelle et reproductive, aux militants et aux universitaires lors d’une table ronde qui étudiera les relations complexes requises pour réaliser un changement social et obtenir des services locaux d’avortement financés par le gouvernement à l’Île du Prince Édouard.

Tous les événements seront gratuits et ouverts au public.

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements au sujet des événements prévus pour souligner la Journée internationale de la femme 2015, communiquez avec nous par courriel (info@peistatusofwomen.ca) ou par téléphone (902-368-4510).

www.gov.pe.ca/acsw/iwd2015

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, February 26, 2015

New listings this week:
1) International Women’s Day 2015 Celebrations: Activism, Advocacy and Agitation!
2) Library Program – International Women’s Day Lunch and Learn
3) Video – Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence
4) Tomorrow – Family Dance, Concert Fun-draiser
5) StoryTime
6) Jack Frost Children’s WinterFest
7) Bonshaw Ceilidh
8) Alternative Food Marketing Workshop
9) What is Your Dream for Canada?
10) Women and Leadership: A Real Conversation
11) Leadership Workshop & Mixer for Health Sector Partners
12) Free Family Law Course
13) Canada’s Theme for International Women’s Day 2015
14) Status of Women Canada E-Newsletter
15) Call for Proposals
16) New Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. Radio Dramas Now Available Online

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 12, 2015

New listings this week:
1) Family Violence Prevention Week Activities Continue
2) Family Service PEI Newsletter
3) Valentine’s Cabaret – Love’s Serenade – The Revival
4) One Billion Rising Revolution
5) Free Session for Grandparents
6) CFUW Charlottetown Meeting
7) PEIFSN Presents “Dirt! The Movie”
8) YouTube Video of New Children’s Book Launched
9) Save the Date(s) – IWD Celebration of Women: Activism, Advocacy and Agitation
10) Save the Date – IWD Lunch & Learn
11) Apply to our Leadership Capacity Grants!
12) Tourism Job Fair
13) PEIBWA E-News

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 5, 2015

New listings this week:
1) 2015 Family Violence Prevention Week
2) December Memorial Service Photo Gallery
3) Postponed: Charlottetown Family Forum 2015
4) Online Proportional Representation Townhall
5) PEI Council of the Arts Gallery Showcase 2015 Invitation
6) Town of Cornwall Activities
7) Bonshaw Ceilidh
8) Fun-draiser for Nature Immersion
9) Alternative Food Marketing: Encouraging Local Health Institution to Buy Local Food
10) #WeHaveAPlan – Are you ready to see it?
11) PEIBWA Upcoming Events
12) Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls: Knowledge Sharing Workshop
13) The Stories We Tell: A Writing Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence and Trafficking
14) Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation Call for Award nominations
15) Save the Date: Transformative Mediation Workshop in Halifax

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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December 2014 Memorial Service Photo Gallery

A selection of photos from the December 2014 Memorial Service for Victims of Violence are in the slideshow below. Thanks to everyone who attended the service and participated in the 2014 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence.

We remember 1989
25 Years Since the Montreal Massacre

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Community Notices

Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, January 29, 2015

New listings this week:
1) Cuisine and Conversations
2) Family Violence Prevention Week Events
3) PEIBWA Upcoming Events
4) RAINBOW VALLEY is heading to Summerside!
5) CHIRP Lunch and Learn Changed to February 11
6) Love’s Serenade ~ The Revival
7) Islander Family Fun Day
8) Therapist/Community Outreach Worker Job Opportunity
9) Upcoming Webinars

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Community Notices

E-News Addition for Thursday, January 22, 2015

Oops, hit the send button too quickly earlier! Here are a few notices I forgot to include for this week…

1) Reminder: PEI Coalition for Women in Government New Year’s Levee
2) Cinema Politica Screening of “Vessel”
3) Have an Interest in Grandparents Issues?

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