Sunday, March 8, 2015

Happy International Women's Day!

"Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

http://youtu.be/h-VndC51FRw 
This is the link to the documentary 
re: Human Trafficking, drug abuse, domestic abuse. 
Salvation Army Major Carin Holmes was part of the panel on these issues.
‪#‎StopAbuseAgainstWomen‬
‪#‎blackandblue‬ ‪#‎whiteandgold‬














Events in Winnipeg:

March 8, 1:00 pm
Portage Place

Self-identified women, girls and theirs allies in Winnipeg will be marching in celebration of the 104th International Women’s Day (IWD).
All genders and ages welcomed, families encouraged!

We will be marching in solidarity with the struggles of all women in Canada, and all over the world. Participants are invited to celebrate the successes, accomplishments, resilience and strength of women in their lives. On IWD, we pay heed to the historical and current consciousness-raising, community-building, and organizing work carried out by caregivers, suffragettes, politicians, reproductive choice advocates, environmentalists, Indigenous rights activists, and labour activists, alike. 

We will march in solidarity with the self-identified women and girls whose lives are undervalued, who face political, economic, emotional, psychological, verbal, sexual, or physical violence, who cannot get decent work, who live and work in conditions that endanger their lives. 

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Raising Our Voices: Celebrating International Women's Day
March 8, Doors open at 6:40 / 7:00 pm
Westminster Church745 Westminster Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1A5

Come join us for a special evening to recognize the work and contributions of women around the world. In spite of some progress, many challenges continue – this will be a chance to raise our voices, in song and in verse, about injustices - and to honour the women and men that are making a difference.

A no ticket event, but there will be a suggested donation to support Dr. Mugwege's work at Panzi Foundation DRC

2 comments:

  1. I completely lost track of the day, Margaret. Thanks for reminding me:)

    Thanks for sharing...

    P.S. Don't forget to drop by tomorrow for Meatball Day:)

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  2. Hope you had a great Women's Day, Louise!

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