Circle of Friends

June 2017

Dear Friends,

The ROSE online activist community, Remember Our Sisters Everywhere, needs your help.

ROSE is at a turning point where we are uncertain of the future because change has become necessary. With your support, we believe we can manage this change with honour and respect for the journey that we’ve been on together.

For over ten years now, Remember Our Sisters Everywhere has been a steady presence on the World Wide Web in the struggle against violence against women and girls.

ROSE makes visible the violence permeating every society and the tremendous efforts internationally to stop the violence and create a better world. ROSE particularly promotes women’s memorials, which are a lasting act of remembrance, of resistance to violence, and a call for social change.

“Tributes such as the women’s memorials throughout Canada, stand to prevent society from turning a blind eye to these heinous acts of violence.”*

Chris, who is the moderator and one of the founders of ROSE, has had a health crisis. This has inspired the Advisory Committee to consider future changes. We will be moving Chris out of the moderating position, which will bring upcoming challenges as we figure out ways to do this. We are approaching you for assistance because there is very little money in the kitty right now to facilitate change. (Less than a hundred dollars.)

ROSE operates with volunteer labour plus a few concrete expenses that add up to about 700 dollars annually. In the upcoming year, we are contemplating some transitional strategies that would involve paying for access to back-end file management and the possible creation of a reduced website. But, honestly, we just don’t know at this point what direction ROSE will take.

We are asking supporters like yourself for direct contributions instead of organizing a public fundraising event. We want to give ourselves a needed break from this type of fundraising.

Can you please make a contribution? If yes, please read below for how to donate. Your help would be deeply appreciated.

In Sisterhood,

Lindsay Setzer and Christine McDowell,

on behalf of the ROSE Advisory Committee

To donate online:

Please donate through the Richmond Women's Resource Centre website:

  1. Select:
  2. Select the “Donate Now” button.
  3. Select the Fund/Designation down arrow and select "ROSE".

To donate by cheque:

Please make the cheque payable to: “Richmond Women's Resource Centre - ROSE project”

Mail cheques to:

Richmond Women's Resource Centre

110 - 7000 Minoru Blvd.

Richmond, BC   V6Y 3Z5

All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.

For more information contact us at:

On behalf of Remember Our Sisters Everywhere, thank you for your generous support.

* This quote is from a letter written by our much loved ROSE Advisory Committee member, domestic violence advocate and feminist sister, Barbara Mills, who passed away in May 2016.

Contact us:

In the beginning, Remember Our Sisters Everywhere, ROSE, was developed by a dedicated group of women with the assistance of the National Film Board of Canada.

ROSE then carried on to find a home as a project of the Richmond Women's Resource Centre.

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