#Justice4CindyGladue

#Justice4CindyGladue

Collective Outrage. Unified Voice. Power of Communities.

From St. John’s to Victoria, hundreds across Canada gathered and marched on Thursday, April 2nd calling for justice for Cindy Gladue and all missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

In over 22 places communities expressed collective outrage over the acquittal of Bradley Barton, who walked free of both murder and manslaughter convictions on March 18th after being tried by a jury in Edmonton.

Community organizing for Cindy Gladue across the country and collective outrage influenced Edmonton with its people power.  Crown prosecutors in Alberta filed an appeal late Wednesday afternoon, asserting that Justice Robert Graesser erred in his understanding of motive, manslaughter, admissible evidence, and consent.

We will continue watching Edmonton.

We want justice for Cindy Glaude!

We want justice for all missing and murdered Indigenous Women!

 

April 2, 2015 across Canada ~ Collective outrage. The Unified Voice. Power of Communities.

 Vancouver

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 Algonquin Territory, Ottawa

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Edmonton

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 Calgary/Treaty 7/Blackfoot Confederacy

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25th Annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March Needs Your Help

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“Their Spirits Live Within Us”

25th Annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March needs your help…

The February 14th Women’s Memorial March began after the brutal and tragic murder of a Coast Salish woman in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). Women from the community were so outraged by the manner in which she was murdered and fed up with the continued violence against women in the community. The women organized a march through the Downtown Eastside to raise awareness around violence against women.

The February 14th Women’s Memorial March is sponsored by organizations and individuals like you. The march is held to honour and grieve the loss of the lives of women who die each year due to violence and to remember the more than 32 women who are still listed as missing. Each year the Memorial March committee must raise funds to pay for such things as hall rental, sound system, food, red & yellow roses, memorial brochures, posters, candles, tobacco and other expenses.  If you would like to sponsor one component of this years march please call Fay Blaney at 604 681 8480 ext 234 or email [email protected] or Alice Kendall at 604-681-8480 ext 223, email [email protected].

Please join us at the march, please respect the march and leave your agency banners at home as the Women’s Memorial March carries five banners to honour the women.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to you joining us at the 25th Annual February 14th Women’s Memorial March. It will be held on Saturday February 14th, 2015 starting at NOON at the corner of Main & Hastings in Vancouver.

Please make cheques payable to the:

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, memo:  Memorial March,

302 Columbia St. Vancouver, BC V6A 4J1

All donations over $10.00 will be gratefully acknowledged with a tax deductible receipt.

Thank you very much for your attention, time and support.

Marlene George                                                                      Fay Blaney

Co-Chair                                                                                 Co-Chair

On behalf of the organizing committee of the 2015 February 14th Women’s Memorial March

 

Royal Commission on Violence against Aboriginal Girls and Women

In consultation with the University of Calgary Moot team and in preparation for the 2011 Kawaskimhon Moot held in Vancouver from March 5-7, 2011, Battered Women’s Support Services initiated a call for a Royal Commission on Violence against Aboriginal Girls and Women. A royal commission has the ability to address the historic, social, legal, economic, child welfare and political challenges facing Aboriginal girls and women across Canada, while recognizing that violence against Aboriginal girls and women is a grave national concern.

In order to redress systemic inequality and to eliminate this violence, BWSS stresses that there is a responsibility by all to address this issue. BWSS is recommending this Royal Commission on Violence Against Aboriginal Girls and Women not only to address the gaps and to address issues affecting Aboriginal women and girls, but to also make concrete and specific recommendations to end violence against Aboriginal women and girls at a national level.

Read the entire document here.