“Because, the power of #MeToo isn’t just naming it. Naming it is just the beginning of the journey” -Tarana Burke

Leading up to BWSS 40 Years Later Commemoration with Tarana Burke at the Orpheum Theatre on November 25th, 2019, BWSS asked local activists to share how “Naming it is just the beginning of the journey”…

Local Activists Imagine a World of Freedom & Justice

“Naming it is just the beginning of the journey”…and this truth is so very well known at BWSS. For the past 40 years staff and volunteers on the frontlines at BWSS have walked side by side with literally thousands of women and girls on this journey to speak their truth and seek safety. The unflagging commitment of this organization and everyone associated with it to meet the changing and complex needs of women seeking safety from the violence in their lives, is awe inspiring.”

-Jennifer Jonhstone, CEO Central City Foundation



Ticket Sponsorship

We are seeking ticket sponsorship for individuals who otherwise would be unable to attend, if you would like to sponsor tickets please email samantha@bwss.org

We are so grateful for our generous sponsors!

  • Ivani Aparecida Adamastor
  • Davida LeComte
  • Luiza Brenner
  • Claudia Maldonado
  • Melek Ortabasi
  • Vancity
  • LOVE Fundraising
  • Cystech Solutions Inc.
  • SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
  • Elevate Inclusion Strategies
  • Vancouver Community College Faculty Association
  • Massy Books