Friday, September 25, 2015

Donations Needed for Willow Place

DONATIONS NEEDED!  Willow Place Shelter is the new provincially funded large shelter in Winnipeg and they need donations.  If you have necessities like toothpaste and brushes, sanitary products, hair products, pajamas, underwear, socks for all ages, baby products etc. Please call 204-615-0313 to donate.  Thank you!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Up for Debate - Interviews tonight

Subject: Up for Debate event tonight / Place au debat . evenement ce soir
Event to launch leader’s interviews
A national conversation on women’s issues will be broadcast live from Toronto’s Isabel Bader theatre on Monday, Sept 21.
Up For Debate’s free event starts at 7:00pm and will feature a lineup of commentators and pundits analyzing and debating clips from exclusive one-on-one video interviews with four of the five federal party leaders. The four full 30 minute interviews will be released throughout the week following the event.
The interviews - focused on ending violence against women, ending women’s economic inequality and supporting women’s leadership - were conducted by well-known journalist and documentary filmmaker Francine Pelletier.
Emcee for the evening Jess Beaulieu – a Toronto based feminist comedian and writer, will be joined on stage by an issue panel of experts and academics including Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Alejandra Bravo, Manager of Leadership and Learning at the Maytree Foundation, Katherine Hensel, founder and principal lawyer at Hensel Barristers and Angela Robertson, Executive Director of Central Toronto Community Health Centres.
The event will also feature a media panel discussing the implications of this conversation on the election. Panelists include Althia Raj of the Huffington Post Canada, Laura Payton from Macleans, Laurie Monsabraaten of the Toronto Star, and Anna Mehler Paperny from Global News.
The show will be livestreamed on in English and in French. It will also be Periscoped by Twitter.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Invitation to the MAWS Annual General Meeting

The AGM for MAWS will be held on September 16th at 11:30am in the Windsor Room at the Viscount Gort Hotel on 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. A catered lunch will follow the business meeting so if you are planning on attending please RSVP Deena at by September 9th.