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Dear Friends of SJS,


International Women's Day Events:


March 8:
International Women's Day Festival would like to acknowledge that Victoria is the traditional unceded territory of the Lekwungen, Coast and Straits Salish people. We keep this acknowledgment at the forefront of our event and thank the Coast and Straits Salish people for allowing us to gather.

For the event we will have an ASL interpreter and all gender washrooms. This event is held in downtown Victoria Centennial Square which is wheelchair accessible, and accessible by a variety of bus routes. For more information on bus routes and trip planning see https://bctransit.com/victoria/

Bring your art, dance, poetry and music in honour & celebration for International Women’s Day. Everyone is welcome! This event is trans women inclusive, and we want it... to be a safe space for everyone to participate. We want to be inclusive to women of all backgrounds, and acknowledge that feminism needs to be intersectional. Get in touch if there's something you feel we could be doing better to make this event more inclusive and a safer space.

March 8th is International Women’s Day - a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. We will gather with music, dance, performance art, and poetry to honour the diversity of women and our collective strength.

The inspiration for International Women's Day dates back to 1909, when the United States celebrated the first National Women’s Day on Feb. 28. The Socialist Party of America declared the holiday, reportedly as a result of a 1908 garment workers' strike in which women protested against poor pay and working conditions.

We are looking for donations of bread and roses to hand out to the women. For more information about the event contact Barbara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-220-5355.

Organized by members of Council of Canadians--Victoria Chapter, Women's March Canada--Victoria Chapter, Raging Grannies and The Voice of Women--Victoria Chapter.

http://www.victoriacouncilofcanadians.ca/
http://www.womensmarchcanada.com/victoria
https://www.facebook.com/victoriagrannies/
http://vowpeace.org/

Join us after the festival at
Social Justice Anthology Launch and Discussion Panel on Intersectional Feminism at the Public Library
Public Library
735 Broughton St.
7pm-8:30pm
Dr. Kat Sark and the Greater Victoria Public Library

https://www.facebook.com/anthologyofsocialjustice/
https://www.facebook.com/events/153092912055405/
https://www.gvpl.ca/event/international-womens-day-panel-on-feminism/

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International Women's Day, Girl Rising Viewing.

thursday Why do YOU celebrate International Women's Day?
Is it to reflect on the great strides that women have made towards equality?
Or, is it to reflect on how much further we have to go?
Whatever your reason for celebrating International Women's day, why not come celebrate with us and help make a difference while you're at it?

Come watch a screening of Girl Rising, a film that outlines the journey of 9 girls and their quest for education, at Patagonia on March 8th. The proceeds raised will be donated to help pay for the education of a girl from Uganda. The screening is by donation, use the link below to reserve your spot! There is an option to buy raffle tickets and win some amazing prizes at the event, and refreshments from Driftwood brewery will also be available.

Get your ticket here and leave a donation at the door:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/girl-rising-screening-tickets-43496914442

Raffle tickets can be purchased here:
https://www.gofundme.com/podaeducateagirl

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Official Launch of the Anthology of Social Justice and Intersectional Feminisms

Panel on Feminism

March 8th at 7pm - 8:30pm
Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch, 735 Broughton St.

Free, registration required:
https://www.gvpl.ca/event/international-womens-day-panel-on-feminism/

A panel of academics, professionals, activists and members of the community will discuss current social issues from an intersectional feminist perspective, a perspective that recognizes there is no one-size-fits-all experience for women. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Kat Sark, a writer, scholar, activist and instructor at the University of Victoria.


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The role of the sacred in Indigenous law and reconciliation

PRESENTATION

Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora Avenue)

March 8

7:00pm – 9:00pm

The role of the sacred in Indigenous law and reconciliation

It is often said that Indigenous peoples’ relationship to the landand Indigenous peoples’ lawis sacred. What does “sacred” mean in this context? What should it convey to non-Indigenous Canadians when they engage with Indigenous peoples? How can you understand another person’s sense of the sacred?

Two of UVic’s leading Indigenous scholars, John Borrows and Val Napoleon, will discuss the sacred in Indigenous law and reconciliation. They are key figures in UVic’s proposed dual-degree program in Canadian law and Indigenous law. In this conversation, they will explore the nature of Indigenous law and pose importantand challengingquestions about the role of the sacred.

Registration is required for this free event: Register

Speakers: John Borrows (Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, Faculty of Law) and Val Napoleon (Law Foundation Professor of Aboriginal Justice and Governance, Faculty of Law)

This event is hosted by UVic’s Faculty of Law with support from the Office of the Vice-President Research

Image credit: Ben Davidson


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March 9
Re:Sisters Concert:
In conjunction with the International Women's Day celebration, you have a chance to hear great music and contribute to women's support in Victoria. Re:Sisters, from Vancouver, have generously offered to hold a house concert on Friday, March 9th and donate the proceeds to the Women's Shelter and Stolen Sisters.

Being held in a Fernwood home, this will be an intimate evening, a joyous opportunity to meet, chat, listen and sing along with this great group. In their own words:
The Re:Sisters emerged as a feminist ensemble 5 years ago, sharing a desire to sing honest songs about women's lived experiences, as workers, mothers, as peace and social justice activists. The group is self-directed, choosing songs by spirited consensus and much of their repertoire is by women songwriters/performers. To their surprise and delight, it seems others share this appetite for music that resists the status quo and calls for a better tomorrow! They have sung in local school assemblies, at fund-raising concerts, at provincial and North American conferences on social justice issues (San Francisco and Washington D.C.)
Date: Friday March 9th at 7:30pm(doors open 7pm)Admission by donation $20 suggested Goes to Women's Shelter and Stolen Sisters.
Reservations required: ph Sharon Hazelwood 250-386-1132
***************************************March 10: Join the Bus from Victoria to Burnaby

Thousands will mobilize for Kwekwecnewtxw -- a historic stand to stop the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline.

Joining this mobilization means taking leadership from Indigenous communities who have been fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker project since before most people in this country had even heard of it.

And organizers from Rise and Resist have planned a bus heading to Burnaby from Victoria. Can you join us? Click here save your spot.

Here are the details:

What: A bus from Victoria to Burnaby on March 10th
Departure Location: Fernwood Square
Departure time from Victoria: 5:30 AM on March 10th
Return Time: The bus will depart from Burnaby at 5:00 PM

There are only a limited number of spots so please make your booking now. Make sure to follow the instructions on the form to reserve your seat.

We also have a carpool going. You can offer or request a ride here: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/ke4b8p

This is a monumental moment. We hope that you will stand with us on March 10th for the biggest mobilization yet to stop Kinder Morgan.

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Outside Inside: a Fundraiser for Unist'ot'en Camp Healing Centre

This event will take place on unceded and traditional territories of the Lekwungen communities, Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations

Tonight we forget the buzz of city streets and bask instead in acoustic music, a camp style potluck, a bazaar, good old fashioned games, and excellent company. All funds raised will go toward the Unist’ot’en Camp for the Healing Centre that is near completion.

Tickets are $10-20 at the door. This is a 19+ event, and alcohol will be served.

We will have a S’more station, an info tent, games set up, goods to purchase, a fireless fire pit (we do what we can), yummy food (please bring an item, we’ll supply bowls/cutlery, and let us know if you have an allergy), and some good stomping tunes. We would love to see your faces, so get in your flannel/PJs/whatever makes you comfortable and join us in supporting the Unist’ot’en clan’s continuous and successful stand against pipeline companies that aim to destroy their ancestral territory. There will be a welcoming and territory acknowledgment, followed by music.


Some info about Unist’ot’en Camp:
“The proposed pipelines are a threat to the watershed, as well as the plants, animals and communities that depend on them. The Unist’ot’en are fighting for the future health of the land. They are protecting the traditional hunting, trapping, and fishing territories to ensure that the natural beauty and bounty of the earth will be enjoyed for generations to come.”
From the website (more info at http://unistoten.camp/no-pipelines/background-of-the-campaign/)

Musicians:
Andrew Johnson
Ivy Valentine
Iain and Company
Graham Kilraine Eyerley of the Brave New Waves
High Quadra Ramblers https://www.facebook.com/highquadra

Donate Online:
http://unistoten.camp/support-us/donate/

Accessibility:
* The Victoria Event Centre no longer has an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.
* Washrooms will be gender neutral.

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Victoria Friends of CubaCosponsored with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid


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March 12:


Outside Inside: a Fundraiser for Unist'ot'en Camp Healing Centre

This event will take place on unceded and traditional territories of the Lekwungen communities, Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations

Tonight we forget the buzz of city streets and bask instead in acoustic music, a camp style potluck, a bazaar, good old fashioned games, and excellent company. All funds raised will go toward the Unist’ot’en Camp for the Healing Centre that is near completion.

Tickets are $10-20 at the door. This is a 19+ event, and alcohol will be served.

We will have a S’more station, an info tent, games set up, goods to purchase, a fireless fire pit (we do what we can), yummy food (please bring an item, we’ll supply bowls/cutlery, and let us know if you have an allergy), and some good stomping tunes. We would love to see your faces, so get in your flannel/PJs/whatever makes you comfortable and join us in supporting the Unist’ot’en clan’s continuous and successful stand against pipeline companies that aim to destroy their ancestral territory. There will be a welcoming and territory acknowledgment, followed by music.


Some info about Unist’ot’en Camp:
“The proposed pipelines are a threat to the watershed, as well as the plants, animals and communities that depend on them. The Unist’ot’en are fighting for the future health of the land. They are protecting the traditional hunting, trapping, and fishing territories to ensure that the natural beauty and bounty of the earth will be enjoyed for generations to come.”
From the website (more info at http://unistoten.camp/no-pipelines/background-of-the-campaign/)

Musicians:
Andrew Johnson
Ivy Valentine
Iain and Company
Graham Kilraine Eyerley of the Brave New Waves
High Quadra Ramblers https://www.facebook.com/highquadra

Donate Online:
http://unistoten.camp/support-us/donate/

Accessibility:
* The Victoria Event Centre no longer has an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.
* Washrooms will be gender neutral.

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Camosun College in partnership with the Songhees Nation Presents an Evening of Food Sovereignty and Cooking for Reconciliation

Come celebrate traditional indigenous cuisine and participate in reconciliation in action by learning how food connects people to landscape, heritage, and culture. Featuring Richard Francis, award-winning indigenous chef and former Top Chef Canada finalist, and his message of “Cooking for Reconciliation”.

The first annual event will take place at the Songhees Wellness Center, located at 1100 Admirals Road Victoria BC, on Friday, March 23, 2018. Starting at 6:00 pm

This gala event is a partnership between the Songhees Nation, Camosun College’s Hospitality Management, Anthropology, and Culinary Arts programs. All proceeds will go to a scholarship for the Songhess Nation.

Tickets are $8o per person, and may be purchased online at Eventbrite via the link provided: https://tinyurl.com/songhees-fsr



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March 22 to 25: Moving Trans History Forward Conference

YOUTH PANEL


The Moving Trans History Forward conference, in partnership with Vancity, is proud to present “The Youth Panel" featuring a panel of trans youth speaking about their experiences as local activists in their schools and communities.

WHEN: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 24th, 2018

WHERE: B150 - Bob Wright Centre

HOW MUCH: FREE for all conference registrants. Open to the public by donation.

WHO: Jocelyn Baker, Jay H., Tru Wilson, Stevie Zeer


YOUTH PANEL


The Moving Trans History Forward conference, in partnership with Vancity, is proud to present “The Youth Panel" featuring a panel of trans youth speaking about their experiences as local activists in their schools and communities.

WHEN: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 24th, 2018

WHERE: B150 - Bob Wright Centre

HOW MUCH: FREE for all conference registrants. Open to the public by donation.

WHO: Jocelyn Baker, Jay H., Tru Wilson, Stevie Zeer

KENT MONKMAN: Trans as the New Frontier

The Moving Trans History Forward Conference, in partnership with Winchester Galleries, is proud to present Kent Monkman as our Saturday evening keynote address, “Trans as the New Frontier.”

WHEN: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday, March 24th, 2018.

WHERE: Farquhar Auditorium - University Centre

HOW MUCH: Open to the public by donation (conference registration includes a reserved ticket). Advanced reservations for the public offered for a donation of $25 or more. On the night of the event, tickets are also available on a sliding scale at the UVic's Ticket Centre.

Join us for a small intimate reception with Kent Monkman. Light refreshments included.

WHEN: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM, Saturday, March 24th, 2018.

WHERE: Senate Chambers, University Centre A Wing, UVic.

HOW MUCH: A donation of $50 or more includes a pre-show reception with Kent Monkman and entrance to the 7:30 PM keynote in the Farquhar Auditorium with preferred seating. Seat tickets should be picked up at the entrance to the reception. Reserve your spot for the reception online by March 20th, after which time a limited number of reception tickets will be available over the phone (250-721-8480) or in person.

Kent Monkman uses brilliant artistic talents and a sharp wit to explore indigenous and anti-colonialist perspectives on Canada's History. Monkman is a Canadian Two-Spirit artist of Cree ancestry who works in painting, film/video, performance, and installation. Monkman has had solo and group exhibitions and performances at numerous prestigious Canadian and international museums, festivals, galleries, and other venues. Monkman's works are exhibited in important collections including the National Gallery of Canada and the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian, among others.

ANDREA JENKINS: The 'T' is Not Silent

The Moving Trans History Forward Conference is proud to present Andrea Jenkins as our Friday evening keynote, “The 'T' is Not Silent.”

WHEN: Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Pre-Talk reception: Meet Andrea at a casual reception before her conference keynote address 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Keynote address: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE:

Pre-Talk reception: lobby of the Bob Wright Centre UVic
Keynote address: B150 - Bob Wright Centre UVic

HOW MUCH: FREE for all conference registrants. Open to the public by donation. Cash bar at reception.

Andrea Jenkins is the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the United States (link)! Andrea is an oral historian and curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota's Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, a Minneapolis City Council Member, a poet and performance artist, Chair of the Board of Intermedia Arts, and a black trans woman active with Black Lives Matter. Jenkins' talk, "The 'T' is Not Silent: Centering Black Trans-Identities in an Historical Context," will explore how blackness has been a source of value for transgender politics and identity, how blackness and transness are performed in culture and society, and how the lived experiences, activism, intellectual work, and expressive knowledge of black transgender and gender non-binary people put pressure on dominant articulations of trans identity, trans politics, and notions of coalition and solidarity.

THE ELDERS PANEL

“The Elders Panel" features a panel of trans elders providing live first-hand oral testimony about their experiences as elders of trans activism.

WHEN: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Sunday, March 25th, 2018

WHERE: B150 - Bob Wright Centre UVic

HOW MUCH: FREE for all conference registrants. Open to the public by donation.

WHO:

Christine Burns: “Rescuing Trans History”
Miqqi Alicia Gilbert: “One Week A Year: The Pragmatic Reality of Self-Actualization”
Aidan Key: “A Gender Odyssey: Aidan Key’s Journey to Leadership, Education & Activism”
Maria Sundin: “Ending Forced Sterilization in Sweden”

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON!
MOVING TRANS HISTORY FORWARD
MARCH 22nd-25th, 2018

Online registration closes March 15th! In-person registration available at the door (sliding scale). Join community activists, academic, artists, and allies from around the globe for the third Moving Trans History Forward conference. This conference is a unique blend of community folks, academics, and allies. All events are held on the beautiful University of Victoria campus, located on the traditional territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. Share your voice and your history. Learn from others. Grow together. Make history!

Aaron Devor, PhD, FSSS, FSTLHE

Chair in Transgender Studies

Founder and Academic Director, The Transgender Archives

Professor, Sociology Department

University of Victoria

P.O. Box 3025

Victoria, BC V8W 3P2. Canada
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