3RD ANNUAL WOMEN’S HOUSING MARCH

May 26, 2009 at 6:56 pm (Uncategorized)

Sat June 13 @ 1:30 pm
Starts outside Downtown Eastside Women Centre
(302 Columbia- corner Cordova, just west of Main)

On Saturday June 13 at 1:30 pm, join women in the Downtown Eastside Women
Centre Power of Women Group in the 3rd Annual March for Women’s Housing and
March Against Poverty! Everyone welcome!

We are marching for:
– Social Housing, Childcare, and Healthcare for all!
– No more Evictions and No more Condos in the DTES!
– People Before Olympic Profits!
– Stop Criminalizing the Poor!

Although we are still suffering in shelters and on the streets, we are not
yet defeated! We are making our voices heard, we are bringing empowerment
into our lives, we are fighting for positive change, and we are expressing
the humanity of our neighbourhood. We hope all of you will join us.

For more information contact project at dewc.ca or call 604-681-8480 x 234.
We are also seeking endorsements, please contact us if you would are
interested in being added to a list of supporters.

On facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=80841139629

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* Power & Perspectives: An Interview with Power to Women group
http://knollpaper.wordpress.com/current-issue/gender/power-perspectives/

* Election won’t change lives of Downtown Eastside women:
http://straight.com/article-216138/harsha-walia-and-andrea-pinochet-
election-promises-won%3F%3Ft-change-lives-downtown-eastside-women

* Downtown Eastside Women Ask Politicians for Housing Swap
http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/1286

The Power of Women Group is a group at the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Women’s
Centre, located in the DTES of Vancouver (the poorest off-reserve postal
code in Canada). We are a group of women from all walks of life who are
either on social assistance, working poor, or homeless; but we are all
living in extreme poverty. Our aim is to empower ourselves through our
experiences and to raise awareness from our own perspectives about the
social issues affecting the neighbourhood.

Many of us are single mothers or have had our children apprehended due to
poverty; most of us have chronic physical or mental health issues for
example HIV and Hepatitis C; many have drug or alcohol addictions; and a
majority have experienced and survived sexual violence and mental, physical,
spiritual, and emotional abuse. For indigenous women, we are affected by a
legacy of the effects of residential schools and a history of colonization
and racism.

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