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Pro Bono 2013/2014

Hello,

I hope everyone had a great first day back! I had a chance to look at the Pro Bono projects list yesterday and it looks like they have some great projects with a focus on women’s rights. So, if anyone is interested check out the link below and contact the lovely ladies running pro bono if you have any questions:

Program Coordinators: Katie Haig-Anderson and Leah Klassen
Email: probono@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-7908
Fax: 204-474-7580

http://dunraven.cc.umanitoba.ca/probo/?page_id=31

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One week from today! Always a classy, feminist good time!

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Cool-sounding job opportunity:

“The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) provides services and programming to women and families in the West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. WCWRC is seeking a Red Road to Healing Program Coordinator to assist in the delivery of WCWRC’s Red Road to Healing Domestic Violence program. Our work is done using an empowerment and harm reduction philosophy.”

click the link below for full details. Share with anyone you know who might be interested

http://wcwrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/draft-RR-job-posting-April-2013.pdf

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When activism meets crafting, my heart/brain practically explode. Such an amazing way to commemorate missing and murdered indigenous women, and you can get involved right on our own campus. Wow!

Indigenous Achievement at U M will be hosting a Beading Club to support Christi Belcourt’s initiative “Walking with Our Sisters: A Commemorative Art Installation for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada.” http://www.christibelcourt.com/WalkingWithOurSistersABOUT.html

When: Every Tuesday starting April 2, 2013 to May 28, 2013 (8 weeks)
Where: Circle Room, Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, Fort Garry Campus, U of M
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Costs: Free. Beading instruction and supplies will be provided up to 20 individuals. If you have your own beading supplies, feel free to join the group.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME (from beginners to advanced beaders). The first class (April 2) will focus on ‘getting started.’ This Beading Club is time for us to reflect, share stories, and learn a traditional craft.

To register, or for more info, contact Val Parker at 204-474-8904 or val.parker@ad.umanitoba.ca

Please join us in supporting this important initiative!

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And another friendly reminder- there is a rally today at the legislature at 3 pm in support of Bill 18 (see our post below).

AND there is yet another rally in support of Bill 18 on Saturday at 1pm, also at the Legislature!

There has been a wee bit of confusion about this, but both rallies are indeed pro-Bill 18. So there are lots of opportunities to get out and show your love for this important piece of legislation. It’s not very often you get your choice of rally times for the same issue! All the more reason to pick a time and go!

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From the Rainbow Resource Centre, via Outlaws:

A Rally in Support of Bill 18! Come on down and lend your voice to “Safe and Inclusive” schools for Manitoba’s youth!

Date: Thursday March 28, 2013
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: Manitoba Legislative Building

You can see the text of the bill at the link below:

http://web2.gov.mb.ca/bills/40-2/b018e.php

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Faced with falling crime rates, all levels of government are insisting that more punishment is what is needed when the evidence shows otherwise. Three mythbusters talk crime, punishment, and imprisonment in Canada.

Speakers include:
Ervin Chartrand, filmmaker, former gang member
Kim Pate, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Justin Piché, University of Ottawa criminologist and blogger at Tracking the Politics of Criminalization and Punishment in Canada

Event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information: http://law.robsonhall.ca/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2013/03/21/675/-/mythbusters-prison-edition

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