International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
November 25, 2015
Commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with BWSS Breaking the Silos
This year we will honour our collective efforts, connect as a community, inspire each other, strengthen friendships, and raise funds for Battered Women’s Support Services critical services and programs. This year’s upcoming projects feature new developments in our legal advocacy program, youth ending violence program, and voices from the front-line. Our dynamic program will include an eco-fashion show by our social enterprise My Sister’s Closet
Keynote Speaker Severn Cullis-Suzuki
We are honored to present Severn Cullis-Suzuki.
Severn Cullis-Suzuki is an activist for diversity – in the natural world, in human society and in cultural worldviews. She began as child, calling on leaders for intergenerational justice for her generation. In 1992, 12-year-old Canadian Severn Cullis-Suzuki spoke at the Earth Summit in Rio. With eloquence and passion, she appealed to world leaders not as politicians but as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, reminding them they were there not to protect Earth for the sake of economics or politics, but for those we love. Severn moved her audience to tears and shot to fame as an icon of the environmental movement. Now known as “The Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes”, the video clip of the speech is still making rounds on YouTube, continuing to inspire youth all over the world – many of whom don’t realize it’s two decades old.
Today she fights for the future of her own children. A proud global citizen, her work is often on an international level; but it is rooted in Canada where she is an author and environmental communicator, and in the treeroots and salmon streams of her home province of British Columbia, where she lives on Haida Gwaii. Severn is a member of the Earth Charter International Council, host of Aboriginal People’s Television Network’s Samaqan: Water Stories, a Board Member of the David Suzuki Foundation and the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society.
What to Expect at BWSS Breaking the Silos 2015
Welcoming Reception with a dynamic Eco fashion show by My Sister’s Closet
Full Sit-down Dinner: Breaking the Silo menu will include appetizer, entrée, dessert, wine, and cash bar.
Silent Auction: Our silent auction will once again be available. Stay tuned for more information. If you have something you would like to donate, please email us at [email protected]
Accessibility: The Terminal City Club is wheelchair accessible.
Would you like to know more about BWSS Breaking the Silos? Please ask us by calling us at 778-558-7179 or email [email protected]!
BWSS Breaking the Silos 2015 is presented by: