Yazidi Discussion Circle - Vancouver

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Yazidi Discussion Circle - Vancouver

Time: February 24, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: VIVO
Street: 2625 Kaslo St (at Broadway)
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map: http://www.rememberoursisters…
Phone: rememberoursisterseverywhere@gmail.com
Event Type: yazidi, discussion, circle, -, vancouver
Organized By: ROSE
Latest Activity: Feb 16

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ROSE invites you to attend:
A discussion circle organized on behalf of Yazidi women and children refugees, soon to arrive in Canada

Yazidi Discussion Circle
VIVO Media Arts Centre
1:00 to 4:00pm
Friday, Feb 24, 2017
2625 Kaslo St, Vancouver, BC
(doors open 12:30pm)
Refreshments provided

Join us to discuss what support do we as feminists want to see made available to Yazidi refugees as they arrive in Canada.

Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director of Battered Women's Support Services, will be the MC.

T'uy'tanat, Cease Wyss of the Squamish Nation will offer a Welcoming.

Senator Mobina Jaffer will speak and participate, and will provide a background on what has happened to the Yazidi people and her insights into Canada's role in supporting Yazidi women and girls as refugees.

Jenny Kwan, MP - Vancouver East,will provide information by letter about what has happened to the Yazidi people and the current situation concerning Canada's steps to support Yazidi women and girls as refugees. (Tentative, to be confirmed.)

More TBA as they become involved.

Yazidi women and girls have been subjected by ISIS/ISIL to the genocidal murder of their families, sexual slavery, torture, burning alive, gang rape and other atrocities in assaults described as worse than death.

On top of basic needs, one of the supports that Yazidi women and children will need is trauma care. Trauma care similar to that provided by Germany could offer a model to Canada, but according to our research, nothing has been implemented.  

To complicate matters, the Canadian government has recently been bringing in refugees who desperately need a new life, while existing aid agencies are being overwhelmed and not provided with additional funding to meet increased demand.

RSVP by emailing: rememberoursisterseverywhere@gmail.com

Background information:
http://www.rememberoursisterseverywhere.com/forum/topics/discussion-circle-campaign-in-support-of-yazidi-women-and-girls

This event will be held in Coast Salish Territories, on the traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. As visitors and settlers on this land, we acknowledge the histories of the land and it's continued colonial occupation, knowing that decolonization is ongoing work.

ROSE is a project of the Richmond Women's Resource Centre
http://richmondwomenscentre.bc.ca/

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