Women's March Canada - Victoria Chapter

Women's March Canada - Victoria

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Women's March Victoria acknowledges that we live, work, and play on unceded Lekwungen and Saanich territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We acknowledge that the Songhees and Esquimalt nations have stewarded these lands and waters, and we all have a better quality of life due to the work they’ve done and continue to do.

OUR CHAPTER

We are not ready to put away their protest signs just yet...are you? There are a few ways you get involved in Women's March Canada Victoria. You can volunteer, donate and recruit others to join us! As a grassroots organization, our chapter is your chapter.

The 2018 Women's March in Victoria was organized as a grassroots effort by Cayla Naumann and Dr. Kat Sark, in only two weeks from idea to fruition. Kat and Cayla met on January 8, 2018, and were joined by ChrŸs Tei, Linaya Bertschi, Marlie Van Roy, Alexandra Ages, Barbara Mitchell-Pollock and Gail Nestel, along with many other volunteers from UVic and other communities in Victoria. We thank everyone who has contributed to making this event a success! After the success of the march, Dr Kat Sark founded the Victoria Chapter - the first independent Chapter in Canada. Find Women's March Victoria group on Facebook to join us, and stay informed on our events and publications throughout the year!

Join our team

We strong because of the incredible individuals that make our chapter. We are for all who believe in equal rights and opportunity for women. Our work is empowering, and working as a team ensures we have the professional and emotional support to make impact.   

You can find a list of our executive roles here. Feedback is welcomed, if you see a need not outlined, let us know. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Our work does not end with our march! To find local events that support women's health, economic security, representation and safety in the Victoria, visit our online event calendar here

OUR FIRST YEAR:

January 20, 2018 - We organized the Women’s March in Victoria, with intersectional speakers and representatives of diverse social justice organizations, including Indigenous communities, LGBTQ+ communities, immigrants and refugees, women of colour, and women with (dis)abilities. 

February 17, 2018 - We assisted the organizers of the Stolen Sisters March with donations, transportation, and promotion of this important event on our social media platforms. 

March 8, 2018 - We planned, fundraised, and co-organized the International Women’s Day Festival at Centennial Square. We edited, designed, and published the Anthology of Social Justice and Intersectional Feminisms and launched it at the Greater Victoria Public Library with a panel discussion with many of the contributors. 

April 14, 2018 - We helped to plan, fundraise, and co-organize the March for Science.

June 30, 2018 - We organized the Rally to End Family Separation.

July 21, 2018 - To commemorate six months after women marched around the globe, we organized a Women’s March Symposium, inviting some of the speakers from the 2018 march, as well as other grassroots organizations and allies for discussion panels, networking, and fundraising. We published and launched our Women in Business Guide.

November 2018 - We organized a Feminist Christmas Market fundraiser at UVic. 

December 6, 2018 - We were invited to participate in the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women. 

January 19, 2019 - We are organizing the next Women's March in Victoria. This year's theme is "Ending Violence Against Women." Please join us and RSVP here

OUR MARCHES

Women's March Victoria 2018 March

Women's March Victoria 2017 March

OUR COMMUNITY:

Health

Economic Security

Representation

Safety

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Sponsors

We are the leaders we have been waiting for. From the Women’s March in 2017 to the Women's March in 2018, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up. Your support will help us show the world that Victoria women and men will always fight for and defend women's rights as human rights.

Donate now or email for more information about sponsoring Women's March Victoria. 

Have a question, feedback or idea? We would love to hear from you! 

Emailvictoria@womensmarchcanada.com

Twitter: twitter.com/WMC_Victoria

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wmcvictoria/

PLEASE DONATE TO WOMEN'S MARCH CANADA TODAY.

 

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