In the article, "$10 Million ‘a start' to investigate women's deaths, disappearances," the author, Lori Culbert, explains that despite the federal government's promise of delivering $10 million to the investigation of missing and murdered aboriginal women's cases, this promise has been received with "cautious optimism." Cautious optimism indeed, as many individuals and women's groups across Canada have been fighting for decades to get the Canadian government to even acknowledge these cases, let alone actually do something about it.
Sickening, disgusting, despicable.
I won't be able to attend the meeting but if any babblers go, please let us know about it.
STOP THE RAIDS ON WOMEN'S SHELTERS
Emergency Community Meeting
March 8 (International Women's Day)
17 Phoebe Street, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
The Shelter | Sanctuary | Status Campaign invites shelter workers, residents, managers, counselors and anti-violence against women advocates and activists to attend an urgent community meeting on March 8th.
It has come to our attention, that the Canada Border Services Agency invaded a shelter for women - on February 27, looking to track down Jane, a single mom and survivor of violence from Ghana.
-----IWD at YorkU------
York University Student Centre
Mon, March 8, 2010
10 am to 6 pm
registration at 9:30 am; dinner at 6pm
Speakers, workshops, performers.
email@example.com to RSVP and for info
FREE event. OPEN to all. ACCESSIBLE spaces. FOOD provided. TRANSIT and CHILDCARE subsidies available.
International Women's Day 2010.