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Volunteer Information session

Title: Volunteer Information session
Location: 2110 Mackay
Description:
VOLUNTEER AT THE 2110 CENTRE FOR GENDER ADVOCACY

****Join us for a volunteer information session, Monday November 10th at
6pm at the 2110 Centre for Gender advocacy. 2110 Mackay street (just below
Sherbrooke) annex v-01****

Ever wondered what it means to do gender advocacy? Wanna learn more about
the Centre, our mandate and programming? Looking to meet new people and
participate in collective organizing? Interested in getting involved in
the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy?

Learn more about the Volunteer Program:

* join the outreach committee
* help with our radical library
* help with translation work
* help with information tables and public education
* help with solidarity ID production days
* join the programming committee
* join the peer-to-peer support and advocacy program
* help with on-going campaigns

The General Volunteer Program:
The Centre is always accepting new volunteers and asks for a minimum
monthly time commitment of 4 hours. We have a monthly volunteer
appreciation movie night, regular info sessions, and training sessions. If
you are looking to get involved in the daily running of the Centre, or
help out with special projects call 848-2424 x 7431 and ask to speak to a
coordinator.

The Volunteer Peer-to-peer Support and Advocacy Program:
As a peer-to-peer support and advocacy volunteer, you will have the
opportunity to provide peer support, information and referrals in person
and over the phone. We train our peer-to-peer volunteers throughout the
year. If you are interested in becoming a member of peer-to-peer support
and advocacy team and can make a 9 month commitment, call 848-2424 x 7431
or email psa@genderadvocacy.org.

For more information about the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy volunteer
program contact devon at volunteer@genderadvocacy.org or call 514.848.2424 x
7431

***refreshments will be provided***

Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2008-11-10
End Time: 20:00

Film Screening: Boy I Am

Title: Film Screening: Boy I Am
Start Time: 20:00
Date: 2008-10-30

Concordia Hall Building, Room H-762

Day of Action Against C-484

DON’T PLAY WITH WOMEN’S RIGHTS!

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PAN-CANADIAN DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST BILL C-484
SEPTEMBER 28th:
PARC LAHAIE (Metro Laurier), 1:30 PM
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For more information: http://contrec484.qc.ca/

Join us on SEPTEMBER 28th, 2008 to demonstrate for women’s equality and reproductive rights. Stop the attack on abortion! Say no to bill C-484!

Women’s reproductive rights are under threat. Before Parliament was dissolved, a private member’s bill called The “Unborn Victims of Crime Act” (C-484), passed Second Reading in Parliament on March 5. Last spring, all but four Conservative MPs voted in favour of C-484, a bill that would amend the Criminal Code to allow separate homicide charges to be laid in the death of a fetus when a pregnant woman is attacked, in effect granting the fetus a degree of personhood or rights as a citizen. If passed, this bill could be a key step towards re-criminalizing abortion.

*Bill C-484 separates a woman from her pregnancy. In counting one attack against a woman as two counts of crime, the anti-abortion movement is redefining the fetus as a citizen with rights equal or
greater than the rights of living people.

*Bill C-484 does nothing to address issues of domestic violence, sexism, and unequal health care access.

*Bill C-484 is an attack on women’s health care and autonomy.

* All women, pregnant or not, deserve to live lives free from violence. The Criminal Code already recognizes spousal violence and pregnancy as aggravating factors and allows harsher sentences for such crimes.

* Giving legal rights to the fetus is contrary to Canadian law. Legally, a child becomes a human being once it is born and has emerged living from its mother’s body.

*In addition to Bill C-484, three other bills (C-338, C-537 and C-543) have been put forward that could threaten a woman’s right to opt for an abortion.

Days of Action are currently planned in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Regina, Wiinipeg and Edmonton. For all of these activities and for more information, please go to the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada website at: http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/c484.htm