THRIVE: Call to Organize Against violence and oppression: Toronto: April 22

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THRIVE: Call to Organize Against violence and oppression: Toronto: April 22

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THRIVE: Multicultural Women's Coalition Against Violence and Oppression presents
Call to Organize Against violence and oppression

    *Are YOU interested in working to end violence and oppression against women of colour, Aboriginal Women and their communities?

    *Are YOU interested in actively working for social change, specifically by combating all forms of oppression based on gender, race, sexuality, ability, class, age, faith, immigration status, education, poverty, language, and imperialism?

    *Are YOU interested in actively working towards the creation of an environment that supports the development of anti-oppressive attitudes, behaviours, and practices?

          THEN BECOME INVOLVED WITH THRIVE!

          2010 SPRING COALITION MEETING
          DATE: Thurs. April 22, 2010
          TIME: 6:00-8:00pm
          LOCATION: 519 Church St.

          RSVP to: assistant@metrac.org by Thurs. April 18, 2010
          ASL, Childcare available on request by April 11
          Food will be provided

          About THRIVE
          Established in 2002, THRIVE, Multicultural Women's Coalition Against Violence and Oppression, is a coalition of diverse agencies and individuals committed to ending violence and oppression against women of colour, Aboriginal Women, and their communities by:
          ▪ Developing analyses and strategies to combat violence against women of colour and Aboriginal women
          ▪ Providing training, community-based research, and political advocacy with and for women of colour and Aboriginal women.

          Past Actions and Support
          ▪ Organized '16 Days to THRIVE'
          ▪ Supporter of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Campaign (DADT) in Toronto
          ▪ Member of the Rights of Non-Status Women Network

          Get Involved
          For more information about THRIVE and how to get involved please contact:
          Jessica Mustachi, Safety Program Assistant, METRAC
          416-397-0258 ▪ assistant@metrac.org

           

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          rvKa

          Could you begin your lists with Aboriginal women, please? They were here first, and it's time. I am tired of the invisibilising of First Nations women. Take a look at Canadian advertising,  where we see posters that tout multiculturalism: we have a white person, a Black person, an Asian person, some male, some female. What's wrong with that picture isn't limited to mainstream media.

           

          This:

          committed to ending violence and oppression against Aboriginal Women, women of colour, and their communities by:

           

          Not this:

          committed to ending violence and oppression against women of colour, Aboriginal Women, and their communities by:

           

          Thank you.

          RevolutionPlease RevolutionPlease's picture

          First, welcome to babble, rvKa.  I agree with your critique of the mainstream media.  I disagree with the comparison to this callout.  I would think a) you have to realize there's a larger target market, and b) splitting hairs with allies committed to the cause serves no purpose. 

           

          Perhaps you could contact them about switching it around in at least one of the three statements to balance it out.

           

          We all must stick together.

          tiffanyyu

          zhongshan sinao rao ri goutu yanjing  tuanjie xiangxinli nignjuli

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