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  • rsvped +2 for Women's March Canada - Waterloo Region March 2019-01-17 09:30:26 -0500

    Women's March Canada - Waterloo Region March

    Women's March Canada - Waterloo Region would like to acknowledge that Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Brantford are on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe, and Neutral peoples. We keep this acknowledgement at the forefront of our events and thank the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe, and Neutral peoples for allowing us to gather.

    WE MARCH ~ in solidarity with women and human rights groups from across the world. There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our country. 

    Our theme this year: End Violence Against Women. Women’s organizations in Waterloo Region, community members and women's march organizers invite you for a timely conversation about violence against women and practical tools for community organizing in Waterloo Region. We welcome people of all genders.

    We invite marchers to wear a red scarf to honour the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. The Native Women's Association of Canada suggested Women’s March participants wear a red scarf to raise awareness regarding the disproportionate violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada. 

    We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcome trans women, genderqueer and non binary people.

    If you think 2018 was a loud year for women, well - you ain't seen nothing yet! 

    LET'S MAKE NOISE

    We want Waterloo Region to hear us Saturday! See our list of Chants, make noise, play music - be heard 📣

    Route

    Our March begins at Waterloo Square 10am, we will be marching to Kitchener City Hall for speakers, performances and booths. Speakers will start at 11:30am 

    It takes a community to make a Women's Wave

     Speakers:

    Lori Campbell - Director, Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre 

    Lyndsay Butcher - Executive Director, SHORE Centre 

    Laura Mae Lindo - MPP, Kitchener Centre

    Angela Onuoara - Chief Creative Officer, This Nail Girls Studio  

    Cait Glasson - President, SPECTRUM 

    Sara Casselman - Executive Director, Sexual Assault Support Centre 

    Fauzia Mazhar - Founding member and Chair of Coalition of Muslim Women KW

    Feminist Youth Collective, YWCA Cambridge 

      Booths:

    Women's March - sponsored by Heart Beats Hate 

    Campaign School 

    GLOW, University of Waterloo

    Community Justice Initiative 

    Feminine Harbour

    Coalition of Muslim Women KW

    SPECTRUM

    Sexual Assault Support Centre 

    SHORE Centre

    ZONTA KW

    Be a part of the Wave. Donate today to help us cover March costs and opt in at RSVP to volunteer day of ❤️. 

    For corporate sponsorships, please email us

    Thank you to our incredible volunteers and this year's supporters. 

          

    WHEN
    January 19, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Waterloo Square
    75 King St S Waterloo
    Waterloo, ON N2J 1P2
    Canada
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  • Elect Pro-choice Feminists Survey

    Women's March Canada wants to help thousands of women run for office at federal, provincial and municipals levels. If you're alarmed and angered by current issues for women, children and families in Canada, we're asking you to step up. 

    We'll be offering pro-choice feminists resources that will help your campaign.

    Let us know you're interested in running for office by answering each of the following 9 questions. When all 9 questions are received and reviewed, you may be eligible to be featured on "Our #WomenInPolitics List" and our social media channels.

    Take the survey

  • signed End Family Separation 2018-06-19 12:46:31 -0400
    End Family Seperation

    End Family Separation

    For the sake of humanity, it’s time to act. This petition urges the Govenment of Canada speak up on behalf of your constituents in renouncing these actions and call on the UN to spare the children irreparable trauma.

    7,198 signatures

    Needless and Cruel

    "The administration's policy of separating children from their families as they attempt to cross into the United States without documentation is not only needless and cruel, it threatens the mental and physical health of both the children and their caregivers," the American Psychological Association said in a statement.

    Children are being ripped from their parents and housed in tent cities or caged in an abandoned Walmart. It is not only unconstitutional but a humanitarian crisis.

    As outsiders are not permitted to address the House, petitions must be presented by Members. Therefore, petitioners must send their petition to a Member asking the Member to present it on their behalf. Women's March Canada will be requesting that an MP to be named will present this position to the House of Commons. To be certified a petition must include 500 valid signatures. For electronic petitions, an e-mail address, full name, postal code and phone number must be provided.

    What can we do outside the US?

    If in Canada and you are furious that the US is placing children in internment camps, essentially being used as political pawns, and violating both human rights and international law, here's how to take action:

    • sign this petition
    • visit our Facebook post above to:
      • learn how to contact your local MP: 
      • find what to say (many of our followers have shared what they've emailed to their local MPs); 
      • then tag your local MP in a comment on the post;
      • share and "like" the post with your friends on Facebook to spread the word.

    It takes less than 10 minutes to share your voice for these children. Please do so now.

    For the sake of humanity, it’s time to act. We, the undersigned citizens (or residents) of Canada draw attention to the House to the following that, the US Administration has directed its Homeland Security to send “100 percent of illegal southwest border crossings” to the US Justice Department to be prosecuted. When undocumented parents are criminally prosecuted, their children are automatically declared unaccompanied minors, detained and transferred into government custody—despite the fact that they have loving parents who desperately want to stay with them, parents who brought them to the United States in search of a better and safer life.

    Therefore, we call upon Parliament to renounce these actions, to call on the United Nations to demand that US immigration agencies stop the implementation of any policy that separates children and youth from their families, and that the US Administration enlist qualified social service agencies to ensure the well-being of children who are still in their custody, or have gone missing. We urge the Government of Canada to speak up on behalf of your constituents in renouncing these actions.

    We must show the world that #CanadaCares

     

     

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  • posted about Donate on Facebook 2018-02-13 12:00:34 -0500
    I just made a donation to Women's March Canada. Please consider doing the same! #whyimarch #womensrights

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    First, we marched. Now, we move forward.

    On January 21, 2017 thousands of Canadians, many of us waving signs and wearing pointy-eared pink hats, gathered in cities and towns across the country to show solidarity with the massive Women’s March in Washington.

    Women, and their allies, in Canada, came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family, and community together and make history.

    Today, our mission is to inspire, unite and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada. Our vision is to make equality of women in Canada the new norm.

    All dollars raised will support Women's March Canada efforts moving forward. At this time, Women's March Canada, while registered as a not for profit organization, is not a registered charity and we are unable to issue official donation receipts for income tax purposes.

    Our organization needs community support to keep going!

    Help us have consistent, year-round funding, donate monthly.

    Please march forward with us.

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