MOTHER’S DAY LIBERATION RALLY
& COMMUNITY SUPPER 2011 in Vancouver, BC
 
MAY 7
Mother’s Day Liberation Rally
Starting 3:00pm
Gather at Woodland Park (Adanac and Woodland)

Facebook Event

PROGRAM FOR SPEAKERS AT RALLY

AT WOODLAND PARK, 3pm

Denise/Cynthia: MC’s
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

 
MAY 8
Mother’s Day Community Supper & Launch of the Single Mother’s Resource Guide 2010-2011 (limited edition)
Starting 6:00pm
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 [email protected] or call 778-988-2129
 
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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:

HOUSING
HEALTH
LIVING WAGES
TRANSPORTATION
CHILDCARE
STATUS
LEGAL SUPPORT
EDUCATION
CULTURAL INTEGRITY
FREEDOM FROM VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
END TO CHILD APPREHENSIONS
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE SELF-DETERMINATION
GENDER LIBERATION

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