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Past Events

The Vancouver Regional Women's Committee is proud to present "The Long Road to Justice: The Viola Desmond Story"

Viola Desmond was a successful entrepreneur from Halifax who was the victim of racial discrimination. While traveling through Nova Scotia in 1946, she was jailed and convicted for sitting on the main level of a movie theatre.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact: Jennifer Ho or Shawna Hall or call the Vancouver Regional Office at: 604-430-5631

Speaker: Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Canada Research Chair on the Socio-organizational Challenges of the Knowledge Economy & Professor of labour economics, innovation and human resources management at the Télé-université of the University of Québec à Montréal

Diane-Gabrielle will speak to the challenges of reconciling work and parenthood and how government policies can support work-life balance. She will share applied research and lessons learned from Quebec’s parental leave program.

*** This is a two-day course split over two consecutive Saturdays - Februrary 18 and 25 ***

members must attend both sessions

Every week since the beginning of the Sham Missing Women’s Inquiry, the Women’s Memorial March Committee has been rallying to denounce the disrespect and injustice happening inside. Dozens of DTES, Aboriginal, and Women’s organizations were shut out from participating in the Inquiry.

CoDevelopment Canada presents the World Community Film Festival - BC’s largest social justice film fest. The festival features over 35 social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the world. For more information and a programing schedule, visit codev.org.