Oct14


PAST EVENT: October 4th 6-9pm Place Emilie Gamelin (Berri Metro, corner Ste Catherine & Berri) 9th Annual Memorial March & Vigil for Missing and Murdered Native Women Missing Justice, Quebec Native Women and the Centre for Gender Advocacy invite you to come out and show your support in Montreal this October 4th at the Annual Memorial March and Vigil for Missing and Murdered Native Women. The purpose of this event is to honour the memories of missing and murdered women and girls, raise awareness about the systemic nature of the violence and the ways in which media, governments, the legal system, police forces, and the education system all facilitate this violence. We demand that the government support the actions of affected families and communities by fulfilling resounding demands for a public inquiry into these unchecked levels of violence. The RCMP reported earlier this year that more than 1,000 aboriginal women were homicide victims between 1980 and 2012, and a further 164 were missing. Meanwhile, indigenous activists put the number of cases closer to 3000. Invited guests: Buffalo Hat Singers, Ellen Gabriel, Melissa Mollen Dupuis, Quebec Native Women, Jessica Danforth, Bridget Tolley, Families of Sisters in Spirit, and others! This event is part of the Centre for Gender Advocacy’s event series Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing and action:https://www.facebook.com/events/534213090013074/ —– MONTRÉAL 4 octobre 2014 18hr-21hr Place Émilie Gamelin (métro Berri, coin Ste -Catherine et Berri ) 9ième marche & veille pour les femmes autochtones disparues at assassinées Missing Justice, Femmes Autochtones du Québec et le Centre de lutte contre l’oppression des genres vous invitent à venir manifester votre soutien à la marche en soutien à la marche de commémoration et veille pour les femmes autochtones assassinées et disparues à Montréal, le 4 Octobre. Le but de cet événement est d’honorer la mémoire des femmes et filles disparues et assassinées, sensibiliser le public à la nature systémique de la violence et de la façon dont les médias, les gouvernements, le système juridique, les forces de police et le système d’éducation facilitent cette violence. Nous exigeons que le gouvernement appuie les actions des familles et des communautés touchées en répondant à la demande continue d’une enquête publique sur ces niveaux incontrôlés de violence. La GRC a indiqué plus tôt cette année que plus de 1.000 femmes autochtones ont été victimes d’homicides entre 1980 et 2012, et un autre 164 ont été portées disparues. Pendant ce temps, les militants autochtones évaluent le nombre de cas comme étant plus proche de 3000. Les invités : Buffalo Hat Singers, Ellen Gabriel, Melissa Mollen Dupuis, Quebec Native Women, Jessica Danforth, Bridget Tolley, Families...

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PAST EVENT: 6:00-8:30pm, Oct 2nd 2014 The Centre for Gender Advocacy welcomes you to our annual welcome-back-to-school fall event series, Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing & action! All events take place on Concordia University’s downtown campus unless otherwise specified, are free of cost, and open to all. October 2nd 6-8:30pm H-937, Hall Building Concordia University 1455 De Maisonneuve West Reproductive Justice Without Borders: Choice and Accessibility Panel Discussion What is reproductive justice? In what ways are people’s access to reproductive justice barred? In what ways are people’s access to abortion services, breastfeeding support services, the right to basic reproductive health, or the right to simply have children impeded based on their identities? Come out to this across-the-board style panel discussion to engage with a diverse group of reproductive and social justice activists! A not-to-be-missed event! Jessica Danforth is the Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) and is also the National Youth Coordinator at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network. She is passionate about restoring rites of passage and coming of age ceremonies, as well as building alternatives to increased youth criminalization and incarceration. NYSHN is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice throughout the United States and Canada. NYSHN are resistors of violence from the state, violence on the land, and violence on bodies. Restoration of knowledge, justice, and ways to be safer in communities is critical to their work. And yes, resistance is sexy! Iehente Foote is a Mohawk youth from Kahnawake. She enjoys being both on stage and behind the scenes. She is also a substitute teacher, and the Quebec representative on the National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV and AIDS (NAYCHA). Hirut Eyob is passionate about increasing the visibility and accessibility of culturally and linguistically diverse breastfeeding support services and resources. In 2012 she launched her Montreal-based private practice, Integrated Lactation Consulting to develop facilities, and enhance workplace breastfeeding culture through training, policy and procedures. As a doula and reproductive justice advocate, Hirut applies early intervention strategies and preventative care models into her work. She believes strongly in working in collaboration with others to build sustainable networks and communities that work toward the overall improvement of maternal and child health in Quebec, nationally, and internationally. The investigative and reporting work that she has done in the last 17 years has been used by many, including the United Nations to determine humanitarian aid, and by local players to develop initiatives, programs and interventions in the area of mental health. She credits her ancestors, unique background and intersectional identities...

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