THIS IS HOW WE RISE…

“And Still We Rise” is the latest offering of BWSS with host Angela Marie MacDougall. Launched in advance of Women Deliver, the international conference coming to Vancouver June 3 – 6, 2019, and to announce the counter conference Feminists Deliver which features how local women and femmes are moving the dial on liberation today.

Explore how women are taking action on gender oppression from an intersectional lens, with host Angela Marie as she speaks with activists, advocates, survivors, law makers, politicians, academics, bureaucrats and reporters. Profoundly West Coast, it’s about the action underway toward addressing and redressing some of the most pressing social issues facing people today.

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Episode One

JUSTICE, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND FEMINIST LAW REFORM

Angela Marie talks with Raji Mangat | Director of Litigation and Elba Bendo | Director of Law Reform at West Coast LEAF about personal trajectories and how the law is only one tool in the toolbox of feminist activism.

Episode Two

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE, GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC CONNECTIONS, FEMINISTS POLICY AND CROSS-SECTORAL ORGANIZING

On this episode of And Still We Rise, Angela Marie speaks with Julie Savard-Shaw about abortion, reproductive justice, connecting the global and domestic feminist organizing, feminist policy development and Women Deliver Mobilization.

Julie Savard-Shaw is CanWaCH’s Director, Partnerships, Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada.  She works with stakeholders across sectors to ensure Canadian leadership in the promotion of domestic and global women and girls’ health, rights and well-being in the lead-up and at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference.

Julie holds a Master of International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management. Julie most recently worked at the Prime Minister’s Office, providing policy advice on international, gender and immigration-related matters.

Prior to working in politics, Julie worked in the international development sector and successfully leveraged additional resources for global health and education initiatives. Julie also supports local organizations that provide shelter and assistance to women survivors of gender-based violence. In her spare time, Julie regularly travels to Peru, where she co-founded a music school in rural Lima which provides weekly music lessons to disadvantaged youth.

Episode Three

OPIOID CRISIS, WOMEN’S SUBSTANCE USE AND HEALING

In the midst of the opioid crisis and until recently, much less has been known about women’s substance use as most research and treatment focused on men. On this episode of And Still We Rise, Angela Marie speaks with Shannon Skilton, Emily Henry and Dawn Vanichuk women’s substance use specialists from Chrysalis Society. They talk about the social context for women’s substance use, share personal experiences and discuss what it takes for women to thrive in a world that needs so much healing.

Meet The Host

Angela Marie MacDougallAngela Marie MacDougall is the Executive Director of Battered Women’s Support Services.

For over thirty years, Angela’s work as an advocate, activist, and front-line worker has brought tangible transformation to service and program delivery as well as community development. Angela is strategic and proactive and continues to strengthen connections within the community and beyond. Her many years of steadfast commitment and tremendous work are what have raised Battered Women’s Support Services profile as an organization.

Recognized on November 14, 2016 as one of Vancouver Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People, Angela works tirelessly for the elimination of violence against women daily, in every aspect of her being.

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