Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ottawa: Navigating the Ins and Outs: GLBT Partner Assault

Across Canada this is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. In Ottawa Mayor Larry O'brien has proclaimed Victims of Crime Week from April 26th to May 2nd. On Friday, May 1st the Ottawa Police GLBT Liaison Committee will be putting on an information exchange between Community and Police named Navigating the Ins and Outs: GLBT Partner Assault.

There will be many guest speakers from Community Groups, Victim Services Groups, Police Services and the Crown's Office. It will include four workshops An Introduction to GLBT Partner Assault, Intersectionality and GLBT Partner Assault (Race, Ethnicity & Disability), The Legal Process A to Z and, Critical Incident - Critical Situation Teams. There will also be a Keynote Speaker, a Panel on Reporting and an Information Fair.

It is being held at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre at 300 Avenue des Pere Blanc. From 8:30 to 3:30 and there is free registration as well as refreshments provided. To register simply go here, anyone is welcome to do so.

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Blogger David Ng said...

Dear Spark of Freedom,

I was wondering if you would consider writing a posting about the true origins of Mother's Day in North America, which you may already know are in
honouring women's activism and contributions to changing society, not about
women's domestic labour or commercialism. The organization that I work with, the Canadian organization, InterPares, has an alternative Mother’s Day campaign called “Take Back the Day” (www.takebacktheday.ca). We partner with organizations around the world who are promoting women’s rights and positive social transformation
in their countries. “Take Back the Day” celebrates the original meaning
of Mother’s Day through our animated video that tells the true her-story,
and encourages people to make donations to support women working for the
same goals today as the holiday's founders. Gifts receive up to ten e-cards
(and can add their photo too).
Regardless of whether your post includes a shout-out to our campaign, we
definitely hope that the holiday's her-story gets more coverage, and that mothers and other women are given their credit they deserve for changing society - on Mother's Day especially, and every day in general.

Sorry for contacting you in this comment section...I couldn't find an email >.<

Thanks for all your great work.

2:43 p.m.  
Blogger Jade said...

I love Mother's Peace Day, I will work on it.

11:22 p.m.  

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