MOTHER’S DAY LIBERATION RALLY
& COMMUNITY SUPPER 2011 in Vancouver, BC
Mother’s Day Liberation Rally
Gather at Woodland Park (Adanac and Woodland)
PROGRAM FOR SPEAKERS AT RALLY
AT WOODLAND PARK, 3pm
Kat (Indigenous Action Movement): opening
Power of Women 2 Women speaker
Pricillia (Breakthrough Mamas)
AT FIRST INTERSECTION WE WILL HOLD (NAPIER NEAR ENTRANCE TO BRITANNIA)
Barb (Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre)
Usman (No One Is Illegal)
COMMERCIAL DRIVE & 1ST AVENUE
Angela Marie MacDougall (Battered Women’s Support Services)
Jean Swanson (Carnegie)
VICTORIA PARK (END-POINT), arriving 4:30pm
Performances and songs by Dalannah Gail Bowen, JB First Lady, Philippine Women’s Centre Choir, Kathara dance group, Mas Movement Salsa. Possibly other speakers and choirs also. Food and refreshments at Park. Lots of Kids’ Activities!
…it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive. – Audre Lorde
Mother’s Day Community Supper & Launch of the Single Mother’s Resource Guide 2010-2011 (limited edition)
Rhizome Café, 317 East Broadway
Pay what you can, but RSVP required!
*Child inclusiveness and participation a priority of both events.*
*People of all genders welcome and celebrated!*
*More details forthcoming, so please stay posted!*
Let us know you are coming by RSVP-ing on our Facebook page:
To get involved (scroll down to see how) or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-988-2129
The Mother’s Day Liberation Rally & Community Supper 2011 is organized by the Committee for Single Mothers on the Move, which is led by a group of low-income single mothers of colour and our allies, including Vancouver Status of Women, No One is Illegal-Vancouver, the Philippine Women’s Centre, Battered Women’s Support Services and the Transformative Communities Project Society.
We celebrate the passion, creativity, survival and power of people who mother under oppressive conditions to (re)make a world where love is more possible.
We demand RESPECT, COMMUNITY AND DIGNITY for all low-income mothers and children, and have identified the following top priorities for political struggle – with increased access, participation, and influence by low-income mothers and children:
FREEDOM FROM VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
END TO CHILD APPREHENSIONS
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE SELF-DETERMINATION
We need YOUR support to ensure the success of this event! You can:
1) Join one of our working committees (Media, Outreach, Sponsorship, Logistics, Children’s Participation, Speakers, Single Mothers’ Resource Guide Update)
2) Spread the word to all your networks!!
3) Get your group or organization to endorse this event.
4) Commit to bringing a contingent to the rally and supper.
5) Donate snacks, bottled water, strollers, bus tickets and/or your car to transport people from rally site to community supper.
This Mother’s Day weekend, we call on all people who desire liberating and just conditions of mothering to join us for a day of celebration, inspiration, community-building and resistance!
“…it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive.” – Audre Lorde
I heard Cynthia speak on Co-op radio but didn’t catch her last name….
I was impressed with what she said and would like suggest to Charles Boylan [Wake up with Co-op] he interview her on his show – if he hasn’t done so already….
Peter N. Brown