North Point Douglas Women's Centre

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We hear it, we see it, we feel it,


let’s stop it.”

 

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre is putting special focus on domestic violence over October and November 2014 through weekly marches, education, and community engagement.

 

Many neighbourhood women and their families experience violence every day. This includes intimate partner violence, violence in the community, and systemic violence from the state including the denial of basic supports, and lack of support for family stability.


Women at the centre say that despite this common experience, the issue is rarely addressed head on, nor spoken about enough. We have chosen to mark these two months as a time to share and act; taking a public stand with hope that more families experiencing violence will take steps to heal and change, and be supported in this work.

LIGHT UP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD


for THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER!

 

November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba. Show your support for stopping violence in our neighbourhood by hanging a lantern for others to see. Hang it in a window, or a safe spot outdoors.

 

Lantern making at the centre: Wed, Oct 15 at 130pm.

 

Or- pick up your lantern making kit at the centre on or after Oct 15.

 

We’ll be hosting other lantern making opportunities in the community. Check here, or on our facebook page for updates. 

Join us for upcoming marches against violence!


All marches begin at 221 Austin St North.


Oct 15th 6pm- 7pm

Oct 22th 2pm- 3pm

Oct 29th 6pm-7pm

Nov 5th 2pm-3pm

Nov 12th 6pm-7pm

Nov 19th 2pm-3pm

Nov 26th 6pm-7pm

Final March: Sat; Nov 29th, 2pm


 

March Against Violence T Shirts for Sale: We are selling our bright orange T Shirts with the “We hear it, we see it, we feel it, let’s stop it.” tagline. Come get yours at the centre during open hours.


 

ELDER MAE LOUISE CAMPBELL


We’re honoured to welcome back elder Mae Louise Campbell on November 3rd from 1-3pm. She will help us mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we’ll eat together. All are welcome. Please RSVP so we know how much food to make: volunteer@npdwc.org.

Katherina Vermette to read new work at 2014 Annual General Meeting

 
Our AGM is on October 28, 2014 at 10 am at the centre, 221 Austin Street North.

We're pleased to say that celebrated north end poet, Kate Vermette has agreed to come and offer a reading of a new poem. More info about Kate can be found here: http://www.katherenavermette.com/.

We will meet for an hour or so, and then eat together.

Everyone is welcome- but we have limited space, so please help us plan by letting us know if you're going to attend. Email director@npdwc.org.

Membership:
We are currently accepting applications for membership, which affords you voting rights at the AGM. The board will review applications at their meeting on October 23rd. You can apply for membership by filling out this form and sending it in prior to Oct 23rd in either in hard copy to the centre, or by email to director@npdwc.org. We are especially interested in new members from the North Point Douglas neighbourhood. Women-identified people are especially encouraged to become members. We can offer some support if you are considering membership- questions can be directed to director@npdwc.org, or call 9470321 and ask for Kate.