January 27: Building Bridges Across Barriers: Information Session

January 25, 2011
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Springtide Resources

From a Springtide Resources announcement:

Do you have an interest in ending violence against women and children? Would you like to receive training on Violence Against Women, Community Development, and Anti-Oppression?

If so, please join us in an information session for Springtide Resources' new project called Building Bridges Across Barriers!

Building Bridges Across Barriers is a collaborative project that brings together women with Disabilities and Deaf women, with Immigrant/Refugee/Newcomer women for an integrated, community-based, participant-led leadership training series, building on the skills, experience, and knowledge of all the participants involved. This initiative creates opportunities for different communities to identify overlapping identities, build solidarity, and create allies in ending violence against women, while breaking away from traditional modes of education and skill development. Our goal is to create spaces for dialogue, knowledge sharing, and training using an integrated anti-oppression and feminist approach in addressing violence against women, its impacts on marginalized communities, and the need for systemic change.

We are recruiting women with disabilities, Deaf women, and immigrant/refugee/newcomer women to engage in discussion and develop creative strategies for working across differences and redefining leadership and activism.

Event Information:

Date January 27, 2011
Time 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where 215 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor Innovation Lab (north of Queen St.)

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