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Activist Betty Krawczyk's new book recalls 2003 'Women in the Woods' blockade

Betty Krawczyk's new book recalls the 2003 Women in the Woods blockade to defend B.C. forests. (Photo: Betty Krawczyk).

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Live from the NWT: Celebrating northern women

From the Northwest Territories: a cultural event for International Women's Day.

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Chipping away at gender equality: Harper's five-year round up

This weekend marked the five-year anniversary of the ascent to power of Canada's exceptionally charismatic (cough*cough) and calculating Conservative PM Stephen Harper. It's surprising that Stephen Harper has lasted so long in a minority government, but for a minority PM, he sure has accomplished a lot -- if by accomplishments, one is referring to the insidious erosion of women's rights that has occurred in the last five years. Let's take a look back at what Harper has done to increase gender inequality, shall we?

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Conflict and Climate: Changing Course NOW! Conference

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location

Metro Hall, Rm 308/309
55 John St M5V 3C6
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 38' 45.7008" N, 79° 23' 20.886" W

Regular $20, Students $15  All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can). Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.

Program:

9:30 am - Registration and coffee

10:00am - Greeting Carrie Lester ( invited)

Welcome comments – Ontario and National Co-chairs

10:15 am – Interactive Workshop

10:30 am – Film “Conflict and Climate Change”

10:45 am – debrief film

11:00 am – Speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace

11:30 am – brief Q & A

11:45 am – breakout groups

12:30 pm – LUNCH catered by YMCA Catering

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Awards Gala Dinner

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Location

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club
141 St. George St M5R 2L8
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 40' 8.2272" N, 79° 24' 1.3536" W

Royal Canadian Yacht Club – To be confirmed

Guest speaker – Lieutenant governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell – Invited, to be confirmed

Cost $75 regular, $60 students, $100 solidarity rate (please consider an additional donation to help a student attend)

 

We will honour wonderful women with an awards dinner. Three awards will be handed out.

The Shirley Farlinger Award for Peace Writings

Muriel Duckworth Award for Peace Activism

The Anne Goodman Award for peace Education  

 

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace: Annual General Meeting

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location

Metro Hall, Rm 310
55 John St M5V 3C6
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 38' 45.7008" N, 79° 23' 20.886" W

Regular $20, Students $15  All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can)  Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend.

Program:

9:30 am Gather, register, coffee

10:00 am  Welcome comments – Ontario VOW co –chairs Mary and Kasha welcome and brief intro to National co-chairs Lyn and Janis

AGM – financial and business details

12:30 pm  Lunch (included) catered by YMCA Metro Hall

1:30 pm  Resolutions  and discussions of current issues

2:30 pm  Dedicated to discussing a new vision for VOW.  How to survive in this economic crisis

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace: Informal Dinner and Music Night

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Friend's House
60 Lowther M5R 1C7
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 40' 13.1736" N, 79° 23' 54.636" W

Informal evening filled with food, music and more!

Regular $20, Students $15. All VOW events are PWYC (pay what you can). Please consider an additional donation so that others might attend. 

6:00 pm doors open, dinner at 7:00 pm

Music by Davaar, with members Dave McMillan, Sara Marlowe and Macbook Air, is a project to explore the intersection of acoustic and electronic music in composition and live performance (www.davaarmusic.com). Their activist roots has led them to play at a variety of peace marches, labour rallies and social justice events across the city.

Delicious Mediterranean style dinner catered by Ghazale. 

 

Uprising! Women as Change Makers: An interactive conversation with Sally Armstrong

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Location

Amphitheatre, St Paul University
223 Main Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada
45° 24' 26.892" N, 75° 40' 37.3008" W

In partnership with Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), we will be present at this interactive event with Sally Armstrong, award winning humanitarian, journalist and author.

Women are key to ending violence, conflict and poverty. Sally Armstrong, who has been on the front lines in Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Asia and Canada, will bring us women's inspiring and brave voices in the face of oppression and violation of their human rights. 

7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
Monday, October 6
Amphitheatre, St Paul University
223 Main Street, Ottawa

Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted to cover costs and the work of GRAN.

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