Upcoming Events

Winnipeg, Oct. 3, 2013

Manitoba Legislative Building
450 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8

A Call to Action To Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

The Anti-Abortion community has ramped up their efforts to gain legitimacy in the public eye by mounting a new threat to women’s right to choose. We need to organize a quick response to the Campaign Life Coalition Manitoba’s scheduled rally at the Legislature on Thursday October 3rd.
The Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL) has passed convention resolution after convention resolution that “supports the delivery of abortion and reproductive health clinics, funded by the public health care system”. We need to underscore our position once again.
The MFL is requesting that you join us at noon on OCTOBER 3rd at the Manitoba Legislature to rally in opposition to the event being organized by the Campaign Life Coalition group. We need you all there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/567298013331715/

 

VANCOUVER, UBC:

PROTEST THE GAP! MARCH 7 AND 8

The Genocide Awareness Project usually comes every year to UBC during International Women’s Day.THIS YEAR THE GAP WILL BE HERE ON MARCH 7 AND 8 AT THE NORTH PLAZA (BETWEEN THE SUB AND BROCK HALL, ACROSS FROM IRVING), 9 AM TO 3 PM.

Instead of the usual protest against the Genocide Awareness Project, let’s have a celebration of reproductive rights and appreciate the past and current efforts for women’s body autonomy. Instead of debate and anger that the anti-choice group wants, let’s have a celebration!

THIS IS A PEACEFUL PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS!

No inflammatory words and violence is tolerated for anyone who decides to be there on behalf of Students for Reproductive Rights.

Invite your friends!
Bring your witty signs!
We have extra signs stored at the Womyn’s Centre at the SUB.

Same as last year:
Students for Reproductive Rights would like this demonstration to be as peaceful and respectful as possible. We are opposed to this attack on women’s rights, and we are opposed to the misappropriation of the suffering of genocide victims to promote political ideology. We will work to correct misinformation being disseminated by the GAP, and also to provide a supportive environment for students who are triggered by the images. We will not, however, be impeding access to the display or interfering with the property of Lifeline and CCBR, nor do we support such actions.

All individuals attending our event are asked to follow these terms and conditions. Please stay within the area that we have booked, do not obstruct pedestrian routes, and do not interfere with Lifeline’s display.

VANCOUVER, UBC:

Monday, October 29, 2012, 3-4pm, Woodward, Theatre 4.

Joyce Arthur (executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada) and Jill Doctoroff (director of the Elizabeth Bagshaw Women’s Clinic) will be at UBC on Oct 29th for a speaker session hosted by Students fro Reproductive Rights.

What will be covered: topics surrounding reproductive rights and youth including access to and knowledge of sexual health services, etc.

This is located at the Woodward Library which is at: 2198 Health Sciences Mall, V6T 1Z3. Check out the facebook page.

VANCOUVER:

Reminder that tomorrow (September 25) we are protesting M-312 at 10am (Vancouver time) at the Vancouver Art Gallery,

This is a joint event of The BC Federation of Labour and the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada to oppose  M-312 – a private member’s motion that is a back door attempt to re-open the debate on abortion and restrict abortion rights in Canada.The motion is up for it’s second hour of debate on Sept. 21st and a final vote on Sept. 26th.

For info on Motion 312 and actions you can take to oppose it, visit ARCC’s website:http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/m312.html

OTTAWA:

Event for Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC) · By Nick Van der Graaf

Thursday, June 28, 20126:30pm in UTC-04 St. Vincent de Paul Church 268 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto

In the spirit of the 1970 Abortion Caravan… Protest the anti-abortion caravan! Anti-choice zealots dedicated to overturning women’s hard-won reproductive rights will be rallying in Toronto on June 28. They have been driving across the country hoping to build on Conservative attacks on abortion rights such as Motion 312. Toronto is a pro-choice town – bring your noisemaker, pro-choice signs and a pot to bang on!

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CALGARY protest against the “new” caravan

Students in Calgary are gearing up for a protest on June 6, 2010 against the new anti-choice caravan. Check out the following link for information.

http://groups.google.com/group/freethinkers-club/browse_thread/thread/d02c3983c1e71b12

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UPEI Choice Movement

www.facebook.com/events/253303391421639/

Friday, March 2, 2012, 4-6pm

University of PEI, Charlottetown

Dawson Lounge – Main Building, Room 520

Women(+) have a constitutionally based right to unrestricted, fully funded abortion services!

Campuses need pro-choice groups to get out proper, detailed information and educate students about the realities of abortion. To inform the student body what our rights are in terms of access in P.E.I and how we need to push what we are ‘entitled to’ even further to ensure provincial access for all Canadian woman! Pro-choice groups are needed to combat the misinformation and scare-mongering tactics from the antichoice.

Come join us this Friday for an informal meet and greet, as we create the ground work for our pro-access, pro-choice, pro-woman organization! There will be tea & coffee, and brilliant meeting of minds.

Please invite all those who feel would be interested! Extend the word to as many students, potential students, interested parties as possible!

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www.facebook.com/events/173553006093302/

SFU Women’s Centre IWD 2012: 8 days of Events!

(Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC)

Monday, March 5, 2012 at 2:30am until Friday, March 16, 2012 at 5:30am

On 3 SFU Campuses!

Monday Mar 5.: OPEN HOUSE: Pancake Breakfast 10 am – 2 pm: All genders welcome to tour the Centre!

Buttermilk and wheat-free corn pancakes with fixings! TC3013

Tuesday Mar 6 : Consent workshop: 2:30 – 4:30 What is consent? How do you know if you feel it? How do you know if it’s been offered? All genders interactive talk facilitated by youth from YouthCo! MBC2290. FREE but pls register at womenctr@sfss.ca

Wednesday Mar 7 : Veiled Panic: Muslim Women, Canadian-ness and You: 1 pm – 3:30 pm.

What are we learning about Muslim women and their communities from discussion in the media? Workshop facilitated by Itrath Syed. In conjunction with SFPIRG. register at info@sfpirg.ca. FREE MBC2296

IWD! Thursday Mar. 8: Women’s Centre Library Celebration: 11 am – 2 pm Newly renovated, recently on-line – our library is available to everyone! This IWD Day celebrate research by, for and about the diversity of topics on women, feminism and gender in our 4500+ item collection! Free Coffee and tea while you browse. TC3014

Friday Mar. 9th: PRO-CHOICE PUBLIC EVENT: “From the right-to-choose to reproductive justice: Past, present and future activism”: Harbour Centre RM 1800 7 pm – 9 pm 3 activists discuss the fight to decriminalize choice in the past and the current state of activism on National and campus levels to ensure women’s future with reproductive choice and access.

Saturday March 10th: We’ll be in the Young Women in Business Expo at Woodwards showcasing the Women’s Centre at this YWiB SFU driven event!

Tuesday March 13: A Child’s View of Gaza: Art Show in AQ North Concourse. Presented in conjunction with SFPIRG. Solidarity picnic at 12 noon.

Friday March 16th: Radical Zine and Button Making: Coming to the hill from Rhizome Cafe. All supplies provided. Rotunda Study Area between Out On Campus and the Women’s Centre. A joint celebration of International Women’s Day/Queer Awareness Week activities and your own sense of progressive politics. 12:30 – 3: 30. All genders and totally free!

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