Women’s Worlds 2011 has blasted through barriers and has broken new ground over the last four days that it has taken place in Ottawa. I have had the privilege to be a part of it as a participant, a presenter and as the BC Network Leader for the non-profit participation part of the conference. It has been an incredible journey that has brought me to Montreal (for Women’s World Network Leaders Training) to Whitehorse (for the BC/Yukon Regional meeting) and finally to Ottawa for the conference.
Okay, maybe we don’t want to ‘steal’ your purses per se. Technically, we want you to donate them to our Purse Auction Fundraiser It’s in the Bag (www.itsinthebag.ca). So, if you are a celebrity, or someone who rubs shoulders with celebrities (whether in the media, blogging, movies, music, writing, or the circus), please consider giving us your purse or using your influence with your celebrity friends to get them to give us theirs. In the following post, I plan to tell you precisely why you should give us your purses.
CAUTION: After you read this you will want to immediately send us your purses, so I would suggest removing your valuables from your bag before continuing to read this post.
I have a beautiful wooden bench that sits in the entry way to my back yard. It opens and I can hide things in it. It has housed boots, and crayons, miscellaneous paper, and when company comes at short notice I’ve been known to hide dishes and trinkets in it to appear tidy.
The 2nd Pan Canadian gathering of young feminists is fast approaching! This RebELLES Wave of Resistance is set to occur in Winnipeg May 20-23rd and all feminists between the ages of 14-35 are invited!
RebELLES hopes to attract delegates from every province and territory in Canada to provide a space where young women can define their own feminism and build connections. The first gathering featured arts based acts of resistance, Radical Cheerleading squads who showcased their environmentally friendly anti oppressive talents and a number of small discussion sessions on feminism, capitalism and our dreams for the future.
If anyone between the ages of 14 and 35 from the NWT are interested in attending this years gathering to:
* Learn about feminism and what it means to other young women
* Share your reflections and analysis of different issues that affect us as young women from diverse backgrounds
* Learn about and discuss our priorities for action as young feminists
* Share our struggles and discuss strategies to resist and combat patriarchy and other forms of oppression
* Create solidarity and reinforce the RebELLEs young feminist movement in Canada
*Celebrate our struggles and solidarity… Who said feminists don’t know how to party!?
please feel free to contact me at mirahall at gmail dot com so that we can figure out how to get an awesome delegation of NORTHERN RebELLES to Winnipeg!
To learn more about RebELLES or to find a regional coordinator from somewhere outside of the NWT you can also visit http://www.rebelles.org/