Time: March 8, 2017 from 9:30am to 11am
Location: The Women's Monument, Thornton park
Street: Main Street and Terminal Avenue
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map: http://rememberoursistersever…
Event Type: press, conference, and, ceremony
Organized By: ROSE
Latest Activity: Mar 4, 2017
Can you attend a special event on International Women's Day that will take place at Marker of Change, the Women's Monument? Everyone welcome.
International Women's Day, March 8th
PRESS CONFERENCE @ 10:00am
*9:30am to prepare the site and hold a ceremony*
Main St and Terminal Ave
On International Women's Day we will be holding a ceremony to acknowledge the plight of Yazidi women and girls and to celebrate the safe arrival of 400 Yazidi refugees to Canada. The Press Conference will follow up on the issues raised at the Yazidi Discussion Circle that was held at the VIVO Media Arts Centre on February 24th.
Prepare the site.
We will veil a bench in white in recognition of the suffering of Yazidi women and girls;
Light a candle in solidarity and hope;
Place flowers, and hold a meditation.
The IWD Press Conference will bring to public attention the recommendations coming out of the Yazidi discussion circle. (A press release will be released March 7th.)
A letter concerning recommended next steps for Yazidi women and girls will be made available for signatures, addressed to the Honourable Ahmed Hussen MP, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
A WELCOME YAZIDIS cake and coffee will be offered at the site.
Remember Our Sisters Everywhere
For further information about the Yazidi discussion circle: http://www.rememberoursisterseverywhere.com/forum/topics/discussion-circle-campaign-in-support-of-yazidi-women-and-girls