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Two Minute Action: National Day of Action December 3rd

Friday, DECEMBER 3, 2010 is


Talk To Your MP About Violence Against Women

National Action Day on VAW, when we talk to MPs in their constituency offices about violence against women, is Friday, December 3. On Fridays, the House of Commons doesn’t sit and many MPs are in their constituencies. As a resident or an agency operating in the constituency, you can make an appointment to talk to them in their local constituency office.  If December 3 doesn’t work for you or your MP, another date is fine.  If you don’t have your MPs name or contact information you can find it at findmyMP by inserting your postal code.

This year’s Rose Campaign links violence to women’s homelessness and the need for a National Housing Strategy with a gender lens and a women’s component. You can review the message on the Send a Rose to Your MP email at rosecampaign.ca/send.


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Please Join Us…


December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.


Please join us in remembrance on Monday December 6th, 2010 from 6pm-8pm at the Worker’s Arts and Heritage Centre (51 Stuart St.) to honour the victims of the Montreal Massacre and all women who have lost their lives to violence.  There will be an art display, focusing on the right to live without violence; drumming from the amazing ‘Native Women’s Centre Singing Group’; speakers from our community about the impact of violence against women;  music from talented local singers; a candlelight vigil honouring those we have lost;  and light refreshments.


For more information please contact the Women’s Centre of Hamilton at 905-522-0127.



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Weekly Round up

Hello friends of YWCA Hamilton.

Another installment of women’s news.

First trans NCAA athlete is pretty inspirational!

Have you heard of UN Women? It’s a big deal and it’s about time.

Job stress can  lead to heart attacks for women.

Talk about inspiration.

World YWCA’s excellent blog!

Please consider sending your MP a rose to commemorate December 6th day of remembrance of the Montreal Massacre

Do you have an iphone or itouch? Download the FREE YWCA Canada safety siren.

Follow us on facebook and twitter (and fitness twitter!)

YWCA Hamilton breaks ground on a brand new group home!

Read all about YWCA Hamilton and Zonta Clubs of Hamilton’s Persons Day Event.


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2010 Spirit of the Redhill Valley Lecture- Judy Rebick

Women have the capability to change the world. Judy Rebick is one of these women. A journalist, activist, feminist, and an author.

Her accomplishments are too numerous to mention but here are a few snippets:

-she is a  founder of the INCREDIBLE alternative news website rabble.ca

-she’s writing several books and articles- her newest

-she is passionate about climate change, women’s empowerment and social justice

-she was a former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women

-She was a part of the battle for employment equity in the province of Ontario


She’s speaking in Hamilton this week!

Please check out the facebook event and be sure to attend for an inspiring (and FREE) evening.

Who: Judy Rebick Lecture

Where: Unitarian Church on Dundurn St.

When: 7:30pm

Hope  to see you there!