Victoria, British Columbia rsvped for Women's March Canada - Victoria March 2018-11-05 14:06:58 -0500
Women's March Victoria acknowledges that we are gathering on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We acknowledge that the Songhees and Esquimalt nations have stewarded these lands and waters since time immemorial. We live, work, and play on Lekwungen and Saanich territories. These peoples have never stopped stewarding the land, and we all have a better quality of life due to the work they’ve done and continue to do.
This year we will gather at the BC Legislature Building at 11am have an Indiginous acknowledgement ceremony at 11:20am and then meet the organizing team of Women's March Victoria. Together we will march to Centennial Square at 11:45am, where we will meet grassroots organizers from our communities.
Stay tuned for more updates before Jan. 19, 2019.WHENJanuary 19, 2019 at 11amWHERELegislature Building
501 Belleville St
Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
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Victoria, British Columbia signed Keep Ontario's Current Sex-Ed Curriculum Petition 2018-07-13 02:09:23 -0400Progressive Sex-Ed is the only way to end rape culture!
Women’s March Canada is deeply disappointed with the announcement by the Minister of Education, Lisa Thompson, to roll back Ontario’s modernized sexual health education curriculum ahead of the upcoming school year. Ontario’s children and youth deserve access to health and physical education information that ensures their safety and aligns with the realities of our rapidly changing world.873 signatures
To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
The revised 2015 health curriculum has been extensively researched and is the most progressive and up-to-date in Ontario’s history. There is no other curriculum in the province that has benefited from nearly a decade of input from both experts in the field and thousands of parents.
The repeal of the current Ontario curriculum for Grades 1-8 in Health and Physical Education, 2015 (Revised) means:
- Ontario students will no longer be taught the concept of ‘consent.’ The word consent appears ZERO times in the 1998 health curriculum. Given the rate of sexual violence against women in Ontario, this is completely unacceptable.
- There will be zero discussion on gender identity or same-sex relationships.
- Students will not learn about issues around gender-based violence, sexual harassment, homophobia, the social impacts of puberty, sexting, cyberbullying or protecting yourself from online predators. There have been 78 women and girls killed in Canada so far this year and most of them were in Ontario.
The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, 2015 (revised)
We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
- Immediately reinstate the revised 2015 health curriculum;
- Provide a clear and transparent plan for additional consultations including a timeline for consultations;
- Provide a clear and transparent plan for how the initial consultations will be incorporated into any revisions proposed by the Ford Government;
- If a new curriculum document is to be made and presented, please indicate where and how it will address the following topics included in the 2015 revision: consent; sexting; cyberbullying; LGBTQ2S; body parts; and other information to help young people advocate for their own health and safety.
Women's March Canada - Victoria Chapter
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.
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 an impact. You can find a list of our executive roles here. Feedback is welcomed, if you see a need not outlined, let us know.
Anthology of Social Justice, Decolonization, and Intersectional Feminisms
In March 2018, our Chapter Leader and Founder Dr. Kat Sark launched this annual Anthology to collect works of research, poetry, non-fiction reflections, activism reports, photography and art works on intersectional representations of social justice and feminisms from across the globe.
Our first volume is available online for free. To download your copy, please click here.
To submit to the second volume that will be launched during Idea Fest at UVic on International Women's Day on March 8, 2019, please click here.
Women in Business Guide
Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, social justice, political and social change, educational reforms and innovation, as well as cultural and artistic creativity. Women's economic, political, social, and cultural empowerment benefits all.Women’s March supports the dismantling of social and economic barriers that obstruct women’s full and equal access to local, national, and global economic and political systems. We want to celebrate women entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, artists and educators in our communities!
If you would like to be featured in it, please fill out our application form.
To get your copy of the Women in Business Guide, please make a donation to Women's March Victoria Chapter here: Donate now.
Women in Politics Guide
Our next publication is theWomen in Politics Guide. If you would like to share your story and be profiled, please fill out our application form.
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!
Women's March Victoria 2018 March
Women's March Victoria 2017 March
- Island Sexual Health Society
- Rainbow Health Co-Op
- La Leche League - Victoria/Esquimalt
- La Leche League - Victoria Central
- La Leche League - Victoria West Shore
- Council of Canadians, Victoria Chapter
- Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
- Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)
- SolUtions Victoria
- Women Leading in Government
- Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour
- The Salafi Feminist
- Anthology of Social Justice, Decolonization, and Intersectional Feminisms
In the news:
- The 2nd Annual Women's March is this Saturday in Victoria
- Thousands of Victorians will take part in Women’s March Canada on Saturday
- Victoria Women’s March 2.0 hits the streets Jan. 20
- Victoria joins worldwide Women's March
- Hundreds gather in Victoria for Women’s March
- Hundreds of Victorians participated in the worldwide Women’s March 2018
- Women’s March Victoria 2018 – Photo Essay
- Ape Goes to the Victoria Women's March Canada Jan. 20th, 2018
- Victoria Women's March
- Women's March Victoria attracted 1300 supporters
- Victoria’s 2018 Women’s March in photos
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.
PLEASE DONATE TO WOMEN'S MARCH CANADA TODAY.