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1. The 2nd Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering*
*We are the young RebELLEs who have answered a feminist call and we are proud to call ourselves feminists. Our struggle is not over. We will be post-feminists when we have post-patriarchy.*
*Notre Révolution Féministe! *
*Our Revolution is Now*
*May 20-23rd, 2011*
* Winnipeg, Manitoba*
*This is a call to all young women, activists, students, workers, un(der)employed women, artists, researchers, mothers, feminists of all tendencies and of all types, and of course emerging feminists!*
*In May of 2011, head to Winnipeg to:*
* Demistify feminism
*Learn about feminism and what it means to other young women
* Share your reflections and analysis of different issues that affect us as young women from diverse backgrounds.
* Learn about and discuss our priorities for action as young feminists
* Share our struggles and discuss strategies to resist and combat patriarchy and other forms of oppression
* Create solidarity and reinforce the RebELLEs young feminist movement in Canada
*Celebrate our struggles and solidarity… Who said feminists don’t know how to party!?
In October 2008, over 500 young feminists gathering in Montréal for the first ever pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering, “*Toujours RebELLEs, Waves of Resistance.*” For three days, young feminists took to the streets of Montréal, engaged in *creative resistance* actions, learned from and with one another, shared our *feminist talents*, and danced up a storm. We *shared experiences*, stories and analysis. We established *a strong foundation for a young feminist movement*, one that RebELLEs all across the country have been building upon for the past two years.
After this first gathering, participants and feminists across the country unanimously recognized the need for a second gathering to continue building the movement and connecting with our sisters across the country.
*The time for a second gathering is now!*
*DOWN WITH COLONIALISM!*
*RebELLEs AGAINST CAPITALISM!*
*RISE AGAINST PATRIARCHY!*
At the 1st RebELLEs gathering a *Manifesto* was created. To read this inspiring document:
*Who is the Gathering for? *
If you want to learn about feminism and what it means to other young women, if you are interested in connecting with other active, engaged,
community-building young women who are fighting for social justice across the country, if you want to make friends from every province and territory in Canada, if you want to help young women across the country have their voices heard and if you want to join up with an amazing group of like-minded queer-positive, sex-positive, pro-choice women then this is the event for you!
The gathering will be a women-only space and will be open to all persons under the age of 35 who currently identify and live as women, and those who were born female who claim no particular gender identification, who identify as two-spirit or gender queer. It is up to each individual to reflect on whether or not they see themselves in this definition.
*What will it entail? *
At the gathering you will have the opportunity to attend various workshops, small and large group discussions, engage in skill-sharing, creative resistance, as well as a mass action. Oh! And don’t forget, we will all get to share our talents and shake our stuff on the dance floor at a night of FemREVelry!
*How we Organize*
The RebELLEs movement is focused on the decentralization of action and mobilization. This means that the planning and organization of the 2011
gathering will not only be carried out by the Organizing Committee, but also with the help and input of communities across the country. The principle behind the gathering’s organization is that we, as young women, are in the best position to organize a gathering that responds to our needs and reflects who we are. It’s the principle of *by* and *for*: by young feminists, for young feminists.
Join the RebELLEs movement, mobilize women in your community, and head to Winnipeg in 2011 to join up with hundreds of feminist activists from across the country!
*Contact us if you want to get involved in organizing, have any questions, or want to learn more about the RebELLEs movement!*
*See you in Winnipeg in May 2011!*
*Love and Rage, *
*The 2011 RebELLEs Organizing Committee*
SOME PREVIOUS LISTINGS
1. Book Signing – Finding Blue Beach Glass
Susan Doiron, Island author and counsellor, will be at Bookmark in Confederation Court Mall on December 11th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to sign her second book, Finding Blue Beach Glass, an original and inspirational self-help book for people seeking ways to enrich and motivate their daily lives.
2. Celebration of Life ~ Kate Poole ~ Artist of The Soul
All are welcome to attend a gathering called “Celebration of Life ~ Kate Poole ~ Artist of The Soul”, on Sunday, December 12, from 3 pm till 11pm at the YLofts, 252 Prince St. (the old YMCA building) in Charlottetown. A programmed tribute to Kate will run from 4pm to 5:30pm followed by pot luck, a community open mic and jam for all with songs, stories memories to share. A gallery of Kate’s art will be on display as well. Please bring a contribution for pot luck and BYOB. Coffee and tea will be provided. Those wishing to make a monetary donation, to either MacPhail Woods Forestry Project or Rock Barra Retreat, can make either project name and can be mailed to MacPhail Woods Forestry Project c/o Gary Schneider, Box 11 Belfast, PE, C0A 1A0 or to Rock Barra Retreat. c/o Teresa Doyle, RR3 Belfast, PE, C0A 1A0
~ Kate’s memorial ~
3. New Activities Update and 2010 Purple Ribbon Campaign
A new Activities Update from the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women is now available.
4. 2010 Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence
– a project of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Check out the links to our 2010 Purple Ribbon Campaign information:
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