Monday, February 18, 2008
International Women's Day
JOIN US the 1st and 8th March 2008!
The March 8th Committee of Women of Diverse Origins Presents:
International Women's Day:
Women Take Back Democratic Space!
*** Conference: March 1st, 2008 ***
*** Demonstration: March 8, 2008 ***
March 1st 2008
Université de Montréal,
2nd floor (metro Côte-des-neiges)
Suggested Contribution: $5(no one turned away)
**Lunch will be provided
Men are welcome
White Bear Woman (Danka Brewer), Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation
Sumaiya Ali, singer based in Washington D.C
Shadi Amin, Journaliste and Feminist living in exile in Germany
Delia DeVeyra, PINAY-Montreal
Dissidanse, Montreal-based feminist, progressive music group
Connie Bragas-Regalado, MIGRANTE International.
Beatrize Lujan, Centro de Estudios y Taller Laboral (CETLAC), Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Aliyah/Truth, spoken word artist based in Montreal
Tel : (514) 342-2111
2) DEMONSTRATION: Women Take Back the Streets!
**WE ENCOURAGE MEN TO JOIN US IN SOLIDARITY!
On March 8th, we continue the struggle against deportations and detentions,
gender violence, police brutality, criminalization, poverty, precarious
status, racial profiling, sexist and racist immigration policies and war.
Saturday, March 8th, 12pm (noon)
Coin Queen Mary & Decelles
(métro Côte des Neiges)
cultural perfomance and food following the march
Every year in montreal - like in many other places across the globe, we take to the streets to denounce patriarchy and sexism and to protest against colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, racism, and fundamentalism as systems of domination that victimize us and our sisters globally by enforcing and reinforcing violence against women. On March 8th, we continue the struggle against deportations and detentions, gender violence, police brutality, criminalization, poverty, precarious status, racial profiling, sexist and racist immigration policies and war.
Every year, as we march down the streets of montreal, we refuse to be infantilized or objectified by the state and its patriarchal institutions. We assert our power to fight for our futures and determine our destinies, as full subjects of our own liberation. We also take to the streets to celebrate and stand in solidarity with the daily struggles of our sisters, here on occupied Indigenous land and throughout the Global South.
This year, we will remember the violence perpetrated by the montreal police against women and their allies during the 2007 International Women's day demonstration. Last year's police attack on women is testament to the patriarchal violence used by the state to control and criminalize women's fight for true justice and dignity. We refuse to be afraid, and this year again, we will take back the streets!
Tel: (514) 398-3323