Picture credit: Women’s Memorial March
Women’s Memorial March
Feminists Deliver and our member organizations will be marching in solidarity with the families and friends of our stolen sisters.
The memorial march continues to honour the lives of our beloved sisters in the Downtown Eastside, and all women’s and gender-diverse peoples’ lives lost in the Downtown Eastside. Indigenous women, girls, two spirit and trans people disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these tragedies or the systemic nature of gendered violence, poverty, racism, or colonialism.
This event is organized and led by Indigenous women in the DTES.
Date: Tue, Feb 14
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm PST
Location: Main and Hastings Vancouver
Picture credit: Global News
Feminists Deliver mourns with the families, friends, and communities of Star Blanket Cree Nation.
We are in solidarity with the Star Blanket Cree First Nation and all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples, and honour the memories of the thousands of children whose remains have been found across various residential schools since 2021 in so-called Canada.
Member organizations’ highlights
Hogan’s Alley Society’s Rental Housing Needs Survey
This survey is targeted toward Black people living in Metro Vancouver and will explore topics such as subsidized housing, forced moves, housing discrimination, dwelling characteristics, concerns, satisfaction, and overall barriers Black communities encounter.
West Coast LEAF’s Equality Breakfast with Dorothy Roberts
Kick off International Women’s Day with the 2023 Equality Breakfast!
Dorothy Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of Killing the Black Body; Shattered Bonds: and The Color of Child Welfare etc.
Vancouver Women’s Health Collective’s new ED!
Join us in welcoming Shayfaye Baylis to VWHC, and wishing outgoing Executive Director, France-Emmanuelle Joly, good luck. Shayfaye’s previous non-profit work was with Raincity housing, Megaphone, Wish, and Baobab inclusive empowerment society.
Annual Gala – DEWC Vancouver
Our member organization, DEWC’s annual gala is back in-person! Herstory will include special entertainment, incredible speakers, breathtaking performances, and a fashion show by community members.
Ticket purchases, donations and bids in their silent and live auction will help them meet their fundraising goal of $100,000.
Another Feminists Deliver member organization, Butterflies in Spirit, will be performing!
Date: Wed, March 8
Time: 7.00pm PST
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby St Vancouver
A Podcast Listening Party
Join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Amnesty International Canada for the launch of brand-new podcast, Rights Back at You.
Hosted and produced by Daniella Barreto, the show offers an unflinching look at anti-Black racism, policing, and surveillance in Canada and beyond. The series touches on issues like facial recognition, the war on drugs, defunding the police, and immigration.
Date: Thu, Feb 16
Time: 6.00-8.00pm PST
Location: Massy Arts Society 23 East Pender Street Vancouver
Black Futures Month: Innovation Summit
Ethos Lab is celebrating February as Black Futures Month by highlighting the Black presence in innovation in BC and beyond.
The Ethos Lab Innovation Summit will spotlight Ethọ́s Lab’s unique innovation ecosystem through interactive experiences, hearing from inspirational speakers, exhibits, and the showcasing of talents within the Ethọ́s Lab community.
Date: Thu, Feb 16
Time: 5.00-8.00pm PST
Location: Reliance Theatre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Ghosts in the Canadian Multicultural Machine
A Tale of the Absent Presence of Black People by Yvonne Brown
An Afro-Indigenous History of the US
Learn how Native, Black, and Afro-Indigenous communities, under the oppressive projects of settler colonialism and white supremacy, have navigated points of tension and harm.
Coordinator, MMIWG2S – Indian Residential School Survivors Society
Manager, Finance & Administration – Battered Women’s Support Services
Kelowna Family Law Advocate – Kamloops E Fry
Early Childhood Educator – Atira Women’s Resource Society
Multiple Positions – Aunt Leah’s Place
Project Assistant/Admin Assistant – BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
Community Care Worker – Hogan’s Alley Society
Multiple Registered Nurse Positions – Options for Sexual Health
Indigenous Women’s Project Coordinator – Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
Casual Custodian – RainCity Housing
Writer and Researcher – UBCIC
Cosmo Program Coordinator – Vancouver Women’s Health Collective
Accounting Assistant – Victoria Women’s Transition House
Multiple positions – YWCA Metro Vancouver