Resist, Reclaim, Reframe: United Against Violence

Resist, Reclaim, Reframe: United Against Violence, is a weekly open peer support group that meets to provide support and a safe space to discuss various forms of violence faced by women and trans people (ie. Systemic, physical, emotional, relationship, domestic, sexual, internal). This ongoing and open group is available to regular attendees as well as to those who wish to drop in. The group is open to all women and trans people who may wish to attend. The weekly meetings are held at the Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T. Come out to our first meeting February 7 at 4:30 PM. Monday, February 14 we will be showing our solidarity by attending the Annual Women’s Memorial March. We feel it is important to show our support in resistance to systemic violence. Details for this event can be found below. The Centre will be closed February 21 but we will reconvene on Monday, February 28.

Where: Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T

563 Spadina Avenue, Room 100, North Borden Building

Wheelchair accessible through Bancroft Avenue

When: Mondays 4:30pm – 6:00pm

First Meeting: Monday February 7, 2011

Contact Info:


womens.centre AT utoronto DOT ca

February 14 National Day of Action

Toronto’s 6th Annual Rally & March for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Monday, February 14, 2011 @ **5 pm** (NOTE THE NEW TIME)

Rally at Police HQ, 40 College St at Bay

March to the Coroner’s Office, 26 Grenville St.

Gathering with food at The Meeting Place following rally & march
(6:30-8pm); a bus will be available to transport participants from the Coroner’s Office to the gathering.

TTC tokens will be available for those attending by public transit

To endorse or support the rally in any way, please email:
nomoresilenceorg AT gmail DOT com

According to research conducted under the Native Women Association of Canada’s (NWAC) Sisters in Spirit project, over 580 Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing, most of them over the last 30 years.

Despite the clear evidence that this is an ongoing issue, the federal government decided in Fall of 2010 to end funding to Sisters in Spirit.In a move to detract attention from this cut, Rona Ambrose (Federal Minister for Status of Women) announced a $10 million fund to be put primarily towards creating a central RCMP missing person centre. It is evident that few of those in power have a genuine interest in ending the violence against Indigenous women. On February 14th, we come together in solidarity with the women who started this vigil in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and with the marches and rallies that will betaking place across this land. We stand in defense of our lives and to demonstrate against the complicity of the state in the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and the impunity of state institutions and actors(police, RCMP, coroners’ offices, the courts, and an indifferent federal government) that prevents justice for all Indigenous Peoples.

This event is organized by No More Silence, part of an inter/national network to support the work being done by activists, academics, researchers, agencies and communities to stop the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women.

Besides the Toronto rally, marches and other events will take place in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London (Ontario), and Ottawa.

Endorsed by: Sistering, The Women and Gender Studies Institute (University of Toronto), No One is Illegal Toronto, Indigenous Education Network (University of Toronto), Canadian Chiapanecas Justice for Women, Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC), Springtide Resources Inc. Ending Violence Against Women, Anduhyaun Shelter, The Centre for Women And Trans Poeple at U of T

To add your name to this list of endorsers, email:
nomoresilenceorg AT gmail DOT com

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