[Sust-mar] Powerful Voices for Change - March 6, and International Women's Day celebration - March 8

Clare Levin clevin at eastlink.ca
Wed Feb 27 13:37:42 EST 2008

Two upcoming International Women's Week events. Please circulate, apologies
for cross-postings.

Powerful Voices for Change! Women’s Rights in South Africa and NS
Thursday, March 6th 
Room 224, Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave.

As part of International Women’s Week, Oxfam Canada presents Powerful Voices
for Change!, featuring Glenise Levendal, a strong women’s rights advocate
from South Africa. 

Glenise will be joined by local women’s rights activists. These passionate
women will share their stories about struggle and inspiration in effecting
change in the lives of women. The stories will be followed by round table
discussions- a chance for you to have a voice and get involved!

Glenise Levendal is the Program Officer for Oxfam Canada in South Africa.
Glenise has worked in the areas of domestic violence and rape, labour law,
local government, and social security- always with a gender lens. Her
master’s research focused on the experiences and perceptions of men who have
undergone gender training. 

For more information contact:
Corrie Melanson or Janet Rhymes
Halifax at oxfam.ca



Saturday, March 8th, 2008
5pm Potluck 
6pm-8pm Entertainment
Saint Matthew's Church Hall (Barrington Street - use glass doors on the
South gate side)

An International Women's Day celebration will be held at Saint Matthew's
Church Hall, on Saturday March 8th, 2008.  All are welcome and there is no
cover charge.  We will be accepting donations at the door in support of
Bryony House.  From 5pm-6pm, there will be a potluck dinner (no shellfish or
peanuts please), and from 6pm-8pm there will be an evening of diverse
entertainment.  From the spoken word stylings of Taryn Della to the activist
choral entertainment from The Raging Grannies, and more - there is certainly
something for everyone.

For more detailed information regarding International Women's Day, please
visit the Status of Women Canada website, at http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/.  For
further information regarding this year's social celebration, please contact
Janet or Corrie at halifax at oxfam.ca or 425-7877.

Sponsoring organisations: Oxfam Canada; Voice of Women for Peace; SMU
Women's Centre; Canadian Labour Congress; DAL Women's Centre; Atlantic
Council for International Cooperation; Atlantic Centre of Excellence for
Women's Health; & Canadian Red Cross

Also sponsored by: Venus Envy, www.venusenvy.ca

Atlantic Council for International Cooperation/
Conseil atlantique pour la coopération internationale
210-2099 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 3B2
Tel/Tél: (902) 431-2311  Fax/Téléc: (902) 431-3216
Email/Courriel: director at acic-caci.org
Check out ACIC's website! www.acic-caci.org


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