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« on: March 01, 2007, 08:31:35 AM »
I thought I'd start a thread for 8th of March events. There will be a concert in Montréal, sponsored by CBC Radio and Radio-Canada Espace musique - but broadcast everywhere. Here are the details:

In celebration of International Women's Day, CBC Radio Two and Espace musique are proud to present:
30 years, one voice, a live concert featuring 8 Canadian female performers:

Lily Frost
Monica Freire
Andrea Lindsay
Sylvia Tyson
Mary Jane Lamond
Laurence Jalbert
Renée Claude
Concerto Della Donna
Join us on Thursday March 8th at 8pm at the Spectrum. Doors open at 7:00pm.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. They may be obtained at the following locations:

CBC main reception desk, located at 1400 René-Lévesque Blvd. East, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm
The Spectrum, 318 Ste. Catherine Street East

The show will be broadcast live across the country starting at 8pm on CBC Radio Two (88.5 FM in Montreal) and Espace musique (100.7 FM in Montreal).

By the way, the 30 years refers to International Women's Day officially recognised by the UN - of course the day is almost 100 years old - first decreed by the Socialist International - think it was in 1911 - but I believe it goes back to 1908.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 06:24:45 PM »
lagatta if you would rather keep this just for events I'll move this off into another thread.

From the SWC website

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This year, as we affirm our commitment to ending violence against women, let us also celebrate the women of Canada, past and present, and their vital role in making this one of the greatest countries in the world. IWW 2007 is a perfect time to celebrate Canada, where women and men enjoy equal rights in all aspects of life.


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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 06:31:53 PM »
Well, I suppose that is some kind of event! "Shovelling basketfuls", from the Bullshit Olympics!

Mario Dumont also proclaimed that newcomers have to adhere to certain social codes such as l'égalité entre les hommes et les femmes - while restricting his baby bonus plan to women who refrain from using the public childcare system... :roll:

I guess it can stay here so people know what we're up against!
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 07:21:51 PM »
I just found out about a Women's Day celebration (the following weekend) from a lady I spoke with telephone canvassing for Linda Duncan today. There will a be a Latina celebration on March 10 at 6:00 at the Ukrainian Centre here. That's the same day I'm attending an all-day transit conference, but if I still have energy that evening, I'll probably head over to this afterwards.

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 11:11:43 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 12:25:37 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 12:30:44 AM »
Oo, there's one at one of my favourite cafes here. Maybe I'll have to check that out instead. If anything, it will give me a good excuse to eat there. :)

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 11:20:40 AM »
Yes, that does sound nice.

Here are a few of the activities in Montréal:

This one from Québec Native Women looks like it is bilingual, or trilingual. I know the filmmaker.

Femmes Autochtones du Québec Inc. (en collaboration avec l’ONF)
Présentation du Film «Waban-Aki, People from where the sun rises » un film de Alanis Obomsawin
 Université Concordia à l’École des affaires publiques et communautaires à 12h le 8 mars
Ouvert à toutes et tous
( Université Concordia, École des affaires publiques et communautaires
     2149 rue Mackay, salle 104

At the women's Y - cocktail and women speaking on peacebuilding:

Y des femmes de Montréal :
Exposition de Femmes de paix autour du Monde, un cocktail et des interventions de femmes qui oeuvrent pour la construction de la paix dans le monde.
 Aura lieu au Y des femmes de Montréal à la salle Holden-Fisher de 16h à 19h le 8 mars.    Confirmation requise.
 Ouvert à toutes et tous
( Y des femmes de Montréal
     1355 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
     514-866-9941, poste 293
     http://www.ydesfemmesmtl.org


Here is one (with food!) from the Italian Women's centre

Montréal-Nord :
Centre des femmes italiennes de Montréal
Chants de lutte sociale avec la chorale du Centre, témoignages, récits des femmes danse et repas froid.
Aura lieu au Buffet Costa del mare à 11h30 le 8 mars. Confirmation de présence requise.
   10$ pour les membres et 15$ pour les non-membres
Ouvert à toutes et tous
(Buffet Costa del mare
    5605, rue Amos
   Pour réservation : Centre des femmes italiennes de Montréal,  514-388-0980

A Filipina event!
Wednesday, March 7th
Comedy Off the Main Philippine Women
Centre of Quebec Benefit show
Celebrate International Women's Day with a night of laughter featuring local stand-up comics,
DeAnne Smith, Peter Radomski, George Braithwaite, Paul Baluyot and other renowed comedians.
Comedy Off the Main is Montreal's first and only weekly, alternative show, representing some of the craft's most creative writers. Here the routines are distinctly personal, creating a relaxed atmosphere unique to this city's comedy community. The result is a creative and
unpredictable event that goes where most shows dare not venture. Just for Laughs veterans, local favorites and emerging new voices experiment with new jokes in a comfortable, cabaret atmosphere.

BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE PHILIPPINE
WOMEN CENTRE OF QUEBEC
Date:
Wednesday, March 7th at 9:30 pm.
Venue:
Oliveira Restaurant,
213 Rachel St. E.
Tickets $10.
For more information, contact Josie by phone
(514) 678-3901 or email
pwcofquebec@gmail.com

a multiethnic women's centre near me:
March 8 at 10 a.m
Greeting everyone
The Centre des femmes d'ici et d'ailleurs invites you to our March 8th International Women's Day
women only events.
We are proposing a symbolic action in the morning to protest women's poverty here and everywhere.
After the action we invite you for a snack followed by a workshop (in French) "Women and War", about the living conditions of women in Palestine.
This day is being co-organized with L'ASSÉ AND L'AFESH-UQAM.
When:  March 8 at 10 a.m.
Where:
CFIA, 7737 St-Denis
Contact for more info:
514-495-7728,
cdf.iciailleurs@bellnet.ca
In Solidarity
Rosa Turgeon pour le CFIA.

Another one near me, at a Haitian centre:
Vendredi 9 mars - Conférence Les femmes et le pouvoir
Centre NA Rive, 6971 St-Denis
This is organised by Echo des femmes de la petite patrie - I believe  Québec solidaire candidate and veteran feminist Françoise David will attend.
Réservation obligatoire: 514-277-7445

Célébration Journée Internationale des Femmes avec
L'ÉCHO DES FEMMES PETITE-PATRIE

Vendredi 9 mars 2007 à 18:30

Souper haitien ( Services Traiteur Boukan)
Table ronde: "Les Femmes, le pouvoiret la participation citoyenne
Prestation Troupe Pluie d'Étoile du Centre N A Rive
Prestation du groupe Genr' Radical
Danse Avec DJ
Lieu: Centre NA Rive, 6971 St-Denis

Réservation obligatoire: 514-277-7445

Entrée : $ 3.00  

Billet: 3$

March 9
International Women's Day Celebration
Simone de Beauvoir Institute & March 8
Committee of Women of Diverse Origins
Invite you to A Symposium on women,war, violence, atrocities,
[genocide] & peace dedicated to the memory of Lillian S.
Robinson, academic, activist, researcher, teacher, Principal
of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute.
Moderator: Prof. Chantal Maille
(Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia)
Presenters:
Dr. Roksana Bahramitash
(McGill University, Centre for Developing Area studies),
"Behind the Burqua:
Afghan Women as Passive Victims or
Partners in Post-War Reconstruction"
Dr. Dolores Chew
(Simone de Beauvoir Institute Research Associate, History, Concordia University and Marianapolis).
"Applying Gender, Understanding Genocide Gujarat (India) 2002".
Tess Tessalona
(8th March Committee of Women of Diverse Origins)
"Reclaiming the roots of feminist resistance:
Remembering the past and looking to the future"
Date:
March 9, 2007 at 1:30  PMto 4:00 PM
Place: MU-101
Simone de Beauvoir Institute
2170 Bishop.

remembering Lilian Robinson, of course. :(

The event:
Last year  see  http://peace.concordia.ca/eventsarchives/event59.shtml
we were able to organize a two day symposium  on the occasion of
International Women's Day.Women are the classic victims of war,
social conflict, and political repression. Around the world, they are also finding ways to intervene and take action to as women to create social and international peace.
In collaboration with the city-wide committee Women of Diverse Origins,
the Simone de Beauvoir Institute will present a symposium that will explore women's participation in civil society as a means to internal
social justice and international peace.
This year we would like to dedicate the symposium to the memory of
Lillian S. Robinson's activist/academic legacy.
Lillian S. Robinson, the Principale of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute died recently see http://news.concordia.ca/notices/008022.shtml
--
Marie-Claire MacPhee
Information Officer
Simone de Beauvoir Institute
Concordia University
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2373
Fax: (514) 848-4553.

March 9 th
Project Genesis Anti-Poverty Committee presents:
Fighting Back Against Poverty:
A Filipino Women's Perspective
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Friday, March 9th
4-6pm
Project Genesis,
4735 Cote-ste-Catherine
(entrance on Victoria ave.)
metro Cote-ste-Catherine
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Come celebrate International Women's Day with
Project Genesis and Jasmin De La Colzado of Pinay for a special workshop and discussion o women's resistance to poverty.
Jasmin is the educational coordinator of Pinay, a Filipino women's organization based in Montreal.
She will be talking about various anti-poverty and workers' rights campaigns in the Cote-des-Neiges community of Montreal, and efforts within the Filipino community to fight back against racism and legislated poverty.
Join us for this exciting event!
Open to everyone!
Snacks and drinks will be served.
Free childcare available
please reserve in advance
at 514-738-2036 x.406
or
aaron@genese.qc.ca
This event is part of a popular education series organized
by the anti-poverty committee of Project Genesis.
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March 10 th
Women of Diverse Origins
Reclaiming the Roots of Feminist Resistance
Public Forum
Saturday March 10th 9am
 6pm, lunch provided
University of Montréal,
3200 Jean Brillant, 2nd floor
(Metro Côte-des-Neiges
U de Montréal).
Suggested contribution:
$5 (no-one turned away)
Childcare available
On March 10th 2007, for the sixth year in a row, the March 8th Coordination and Action Committee of Women of Diverse Origins will be hosting a publicforum to celebrate International Women's Day.
Our theme, "Reclaiming the Roots of Feminist Resistance: remembering the past, looking to the future" addresses the rising tide of anti-feminist sentiment, here and around the world.
There is an assumption that gender equality has been achieved. The lives of First Nations, refugees and immigrants, workers squeezed by globalizing economies, victims of police brutality, human rights violations
and of violence against women and children, reveal a different picture.
We urgently need to remember and draw lessons from feminist struggles, past and present, which have demonstrated the interconnectedness between gender, social and economic inequalities.
The assumption that gender equality has been achieved in the West, that it is women from 'other' cultures or countries, who need protection, (as with the recent declaration of Herouxville), is false, racist and patronizing.
These presumptions obscure the reality that patriarchy is alive and well here; that imperialist violence by our governments, coupled with economic globalization, destroys the lives of women and their families
in many other parts of the world.
In Canada, the federal government's cutbacks to the Status of Women, the Court Challenges Program, and the Québec government's proposed policy changes requiring organizations that work with immigrants violate confidentiality, will prevent the most vulnerable, often women, from accessing rights.
On 10th March, Coni Ledesma of the Philippines, Hazel Hill of Six Nations, Shahrzad Mojab who works on gender and NGOs, Magali X Djehuty-Thot, Haitian Montrealer activist and Martin Dufresne of Montréal Men Against Sexism, along with many others, will address these issues and make the connections between Kathmandu, Kandahar, Caledonia, Haiti, Latin America and Montreal.
Local organizations will present information and displays.
Saturday March 10th
9am - 6pm,
lunch provided
University of Montréal,
3200 Jean Brillant, 2nd floor
(Metro Côte-des-Neiges
U de Montréal).
Suggested contribution: $5.
(no-one turned away)
Childcare available
Reclaim feminism, celebrate
resistance on 10th March!
Additional info:
Tess Tesalona
tess4a@yahoo.com
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 10:30:11 PM »
Thanks for the extensive listing, lagatta. A good friend of mine is taking a visitor from Vancouver to Montreal for a few days, and I immediately passed these along to her.

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2007, 06:26:11 PM »
This isn't a "flesh and blood" event but I thought it fit in here nonetheless - tomorrow, is Blog Against Sexism Day.

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2007, 07:12:46 PM »
Well, yes, of course virtual events fit in here. I think we can decide what is better here, and what fits more into the "thoughts" thread.

I doubt I'm going anywhere tomorrow, as there is no central demo - just as well, as my leg still hurts, but I'd go anyway - and there are some important events in my neighbourhood on the 9th and the 10th...

So don't forget the concert if you are at home:  http://www.radio-canada.ca/radio2/chans ... 3329.shtml
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2007, 06:49:22 AM »
Happy Women's Day to all the kickass women of Bread and Roses! Keep fighting the good fight!

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2007, 08:07:08 AM »
Thanks, John.

It has already started. Do not turn on any mainstream media today, unless you want to hear over and over how the women of [fill in Middle Eastern  country] are being emancipated by our brave soldiers and caring reconstruction projects. Fuck.

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2007, 08:21:23 AM »
"No woman, no cry," by Siun at firedoglake -- a survey of the daily anguish faced by women in occupied Iraq.

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2007, 08:22:21 AM »
In general, Radio-Canada is less gung-ho about that than CBC (I don't listen to commercial radio), but they did have a report on Michaëlle Jean visiting the troops and some "feminists" in Afghanistan. I'll keep my mouth shut about what I'm thinking about her participation in that ... sure, she is a state representative, but G-Gs didn't always do that in the past; I'm sure she could find a way of getting out of that.

Perhaps I'll check out the community radio stations if they don't hum and haw too much...
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

 

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